Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FXUS64 KCRP 230543 AAB
AFDCRP

Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
1243 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...See Aviation section for 06Z TAFs.

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.AVIATION...Clear skies/VFR conditions will continue for a couple
of hours. Low cloud satellite imagery shows stratus developing
over the western portions of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Low
level jet of 35 knots will continue over the region through the
night. Expect stratus will develop by 08Z over the inland portions
of the Coastal Bend into the eastern Brush Country. MVFR ceilings
around 1500 feet will be prevalent with fog/MVFR vsbys possible
through 15Z. Stratus/low ceilings could reach LRD area by 10Z.
Ceilings will lift to around 2500 feet by 15Z with winds
increasing. Low pressure deepening over West Texas will lead to
strong gusty winds over the region today with gusts over 30 knots
this afternoon for most areas. Gusts to 35 knots are expected over
the Coastal Bend. VFR conditions are expected by 17Z. MVFR
ceilings will return the VCT area by this evening with winds
decreasing but remaining gusty.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Corpus Christi    70  84  67  86  67  /  10  30  10  10  10
Victoria          69  82  66  84  65  /  10  50  20  10  10
Laredo            67  91  64  92  66  /  10  10   0   0  10
Alice             68  89  64  90  65  /  10  30  10  10  10
Rockport          71  81  70  82  69  /  10  30  20  10  10
Cotulla           66  89  58  90  63  /  10  20   0   0  10
Kingsville        70  87  66  90  66  /  10  20  10  10  10
Navy Corpus       71  80  69  81  69  /  10  30  20  10  10

&&

.CRP WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...None.
GM...Small Craft Advisory from 7 PM this evening to 6 AM CDT Friday
     For the following zones: Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to
     Port Aransas out 20 NM...Coastal waters from Port Aransas
     to Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM...Waters from Baffin
     Bay to Port Aransas from 20 to 60 NM...Waters from Port
     Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to 60 NM.

     Small Craft Advisory from noon today to 6 AM CDT Friday For the
     following zones: Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port
     Aransas.

&&

$$

TMT/89...AVIATION



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