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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
924 PM CDT Thu Oct 11 2018

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-317-121200-
Cimarron-Texas-Beaver-Dallam-Sherman-Hansford-Ochiltree-Lipscomb-
Hartley-Moore-Hutchinson-Roberts-Hemphill-Oldham-Potter-Carson-
Gray-Wheeler-Deaf Smith-Randall-Armstrong-Donley-Collingsworth-
Palo Duro Canyon-
Including the cities of Boise City, Keyes, Guymon, Beaver, 
Forgan, Dalhart, Stratford, Spearman, Gruver, Perryton, Booker, 
Higgins, Follett, Hartley, Channing, Dumas, Borger, Miami, 
Canadian, Vega, Amarillo, Panhandle, White Deer, Pampa, Shamrock, 
Wheeler, Hereford, Canyon, Claude, Clarendon, Wellington, 
and Palo Duro Canyon
924 PM CDT Thu Oct 11 2018

...THE FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE FALL SEASON IS EXPECTED SUNDAY
THROUGH MONDAY...

...A KILLING FREEZE IS LIKELY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY
MORNING...

A strong cold front is forecast to move across the Oklahoma and
Texas Panhandles late Saturday night and early Sunday morning and
will deliver the coldest air so far this fall season. In addition,
an upper level storm system is expected to affect the area 
beginning Saturday night and continuing into Monday. The
combination of these two features will likely result in the first
snowfall of the fall season for most of the region. 

Light snow is forecast to develop across the northwest sections 
of the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles Sunday morning, then expand 
southeast to include all of the Oklahoma Panhandle and most of 
the Texas Panhandle by Sunday evening. A mix of light rain and 
light snow is anticipated across the southeast Texas Panhandle 
Sunday night. The wintry precipitation is expected to diminish on 
Monday. 

Preliminary indications are that two or more inches of snow will 
be possible across the western and central Oklahoma Panhandle as 
well as the far northwest Texas Panhandle, decreasing to around 
one inch in the eastern Oklahoma Panhandle and the remainder of 
the Texas Panhandle except the southeast section, where less than 
one inch total snowfall accumulation is expected at this time. 

In addition, low temperatures both early Monday morning and early
Tuesday morning are forecast to fall well into the 20s across the
Oklahoma Panhandle and nearly all of the Texas Panhandle, resulting
in a hard, killing freeze during these time periods. 

You are encouraged to stay tuned to the latest forecasts from the
National Weather Service office in Amarillo, Texas by listening 
to NOAA weather radio, commercial radio or television, or by 
visiting our website at www.weather.gov/ama.

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Andrade