NWS training on storm spotting.
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A cold front will combine with a significant winter storm system, likely leading to a white start to the week for some in the Panhandle and South Plains.
Snow is expected to begin accumulating around 9 p.m. Thursday and decrease early Friday morning.
Lightweight outdoor objects such as decorations and trash cans should be secured.
The minimum relative humidity for the area is expected to be around 5 to 10 percent, and sustained winds of 20 miles per hour or greater are expected.
The humidity in the area for Saturday is expected to stay around 10 percent, and winds are expected to be fairly steady at 25 to 30 miles per hour, with higher gusts.
Activity across the Panhandle is expected to develop into a squall line, and storms could cause damaging winds in excess of 65 miles per hour, with the possibility of large hail as well, according to the National Weather Service.
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