ALL CLEAR: Snow chances moving out, cooler air left behind

ALL CLEAR on First Alert Weather Event
ALL CLEAR on First Alert Weather Event(KFDA)
Published: Feb. 15, 2022 at 3:49 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 17, 2022 at 7:21 AM CST
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Strong winds have arrived on the heels of a cold front from this morning, leading to much colder conditions for your Thursday, however, snow chances are dwindling area-wide after less than expected totals.

Light flurries can’t be counted out before noon, but in terms of heaviest bands of snow, not much more can be expected throughout the day, as the system that brought all of this in continues to move off towards the east.

In terms of snowfall totals, the most optimistic estimates are likely just a couple of inches, especially the further north you go.

Snowfall Forecast
Snowfall Forecast(KFDA)

Dry air undercut this system, the low pressure shifted it’s track and high winds all contributed to the lack of accumulating snow. The dry air caused less snow to fall, and most of what did fall evaporated before reaching the ground. Pairing this with strong northerly winds, there weren’t too many opportunities for snow to stick.

Main impacts that can be expected from here on out is bitter cold, as daytime highs are likely to stay down in the 30s across the region, despite sunnier skies prevailing this afternoon. Wind chills will be in the teens to single digits for the first half of the day, but thankfully winds will lighten by the early evening hours, meaning wind chills won’t be as intense later today.

Forecast Highs for this afternoon
Forecast Highs for this afternoon(KFDA)

The First Alert Weather Team will be continuing to monitor this situation as it develops, however, we’re officially on the heels of the worst of it, as warmer and sunnier skies are on deck for the weekend.

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