Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
656 AM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...
For 12z TAF issuance.

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.AVIATION...
Sfc analysis shows sfc low over nwrn GA with wrap around low
clouds extending swwd into most of the forecast area this
morning (primary exception being sern TX where mainly mid-level
cloud cover is noted). Some very light precip is mixed in with the
clouds, mainly across lower Acadiana and in the form of
drizzle...and likely not heavy enough to even make it into the
obs, thus no precip is being carried at this time. The cloud cover
should continue to push ewd with the low, leaving behind VFR
conditions by mid-morning at KLCH/KAEX and noontime KLFT/KARA.
Other story today looks to be the elevated nrly winds as CAA
continues in wake of the cold front.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 246 AM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017/

DISCUSSION...High pressure is centered over the Texas Panhandle
this morning. The ridge will build east through today and become
centered over our area by Monday Morning. Monday Morning`s lows
will be the coolest of the stretch and be around 10 degrees below
normal, for a change.

By Monday Afternoon the ridge axis will shift east of the area
allowing the return flow to begin. Breezy south winds can be
expected Tuesday and Wednesday as low pressure moves through the
plains along with a gradually warming trend. The plains low will
sweep into the Great Lake Region by mid week which will send
another cold front through the northern gulf coast
Wednesday/Wednesday Night. This front is expected to be weaker
with only a modest and brief cool down.

The onshore flow will quickly return for late in the week and the
weekend as another area of low pressure moves across the plains.

MARINE...Strong north to northwest winds will continue this
morning, however winds will slowly subside through the day as
high pressure builds in. Light winds are expected for Monday as
high pressure moves overhead, however south winds will increase
through Tuesday as low pressure moves across the plains.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  69  48  79  53 /   0   0   0   0
LCH  73  51  79  59 /   0   0   0   0
LFT  72  52  80  57 /   0   0   0   0
BPT  74  51  81  60 /   0   0   0   0

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.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...None.
TX...None.
GM...Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM CDT this afternoon for GMZ450-
     452-455-470-472-475.

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