Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KLCH 241801
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1201 PM CST Fri Nov 24 2017

.DISCUSSION...
For 18z TAF issuance.

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.AVIATION...
Satellite imagery/sfc obs continue to show just some cirrus
streaming across the region this afternoon as nwrly flow aloft/sfc
high overhead maintain a dry airmass. With the high pushing ewd
today, expect winds to turn more srly through the afternoon but
otherwise remaining on the light side. All in all, VFR will
continue.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 522 AM CST Fri Nov 24 2017/

DISCUSSION...
For 12Z TAF issuance.

AVIATION...
11Z sfc analysis shows a center of high pressure over the
area which has resulted in calm winds and VFR conditions across
the area overnight. Winds will increase slightly to 4-6 kts this
morning and afternoon, becoming southerly as the sfc high shifts
to our east. Expect winds to once again calm out tonight.

RACKLEY

PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 325 AM CST Fri Nov 24 2017/

DISCUSSION...
Area remains in northwesterly flow with trough axis situated over
the SE US. Very dry airmass remains and temperatures have cooled
rapidly overnight with ideal radiational cooling conditions.

Winds will gradually become southerly this afternoon and high
pressure shifts off to the east and this will begin a moderating
trend with temperatures expected to get back into the low to mid
70s on Saturday ahead of the next cool front expected to cross the
area Saturday night. This front looks to encounter a rather dry
air mass and thus no rain is forecast with this next front. While
temperatures will cool back down for a few days, not expecting a
big drop in temperatures this round.

The next front approaches Tuesday night and Wednesday. There will
be a longer period of return flow with this front and possibly
enough moisture to aid in a few showers.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  67  40  73  44 /   0   0   0   0
LCH  66  47  75  49 /   0   0   0   0
LFT  65  44  73  48 /   0   0   0   0
BPT  67  50  76  51 /   0   0   0   0

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.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...None.
TX...None.
GM...None.
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