FIRST ALERT: Area snow chances this weekend

Updated: Jan. 8, 2021 at 5:49 PM CST
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - We are tracking an upper level low that will approach our area bringing much colder temperatures but also the chance of wintry precipitation.

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Forecast appears to be on track despite the low continuing to trend South. Expect snow to start developing tonight, most likely from the West expanding Eastward.

A light to moderate snow will continue during the overnight hours. Pretty much the entire area is under a Winter Weather Advisory for light snow amounts.

The last row of Southern counties is under a WINTER STORM WARNING, this is where the heavier snowfall will be possible. Unfortunately since the track of the low continues to move South, it’s very likely the heaviest snowfall will occur in Lubbock & areas further South.

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An interesting thing to note is that the heavy snow band keeps trending more & more South/SE on models, if this trend continues this could mean the heaviest snow could miss our area.

Lastly an added complication this weekend will be the factor that our local Doppler Radar site we all use, KAMA, is down for planned maintenance. This means there will be limited to nearly no coverage with this storm. We can still use nearby radar sites such as Dodge City or Lubbock but it won’t be the same. So don’t be surprised if it’s snowing & you can’t view local radar data, what a way to start 2021!

I’m really relying on your snow reports to help fill in the missing data. Stay tuned for updates.

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