Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 090521
AFDHGX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1121 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016


.AVIATION...
VFR. WNW WINDS BECOMING NW IN THE MORNING AROUND 15Z AND
INCREASING TO 10-15KTS THEN DIMINISHING LATE IN THE AFTERNOON AND
VEERING TO THE NORTHEAST.
45
&&

MARINE...
HAVE DROPPED THE LOW WATER ADVISORY AS WINDS HAVE LESSENED OVER
THE BAYS. HAVE ALSO REMOVED THE SCEC FROM THE BAYS AND
TRANSITIONED THE GULF WATERS TO SCA IN THE 20-60NM WATERS AND SCEC
0-20NM UNTIL 9 AM WHEN WINDS SHOULD CONTINUE TO SLACKEN.
45
&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 957 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016/

DISCUSSION...
NOT A LOT OF CHANGES FOR TONIGHT BUT DID MAKE SOME TWEAKS TO THE
DEWPTS FOR TOMORROW. UPSTREAM SOUNDINGS/OBS INDICATING THAT THIS
VERY DRY AIRMASS WILL LIKELY STICK AROUND TOMORROW AS WELL. HOW-
EVER WHILE WE ARE NOT EXPECTING ANY RED FLAG WARNINGS FOR TOMOR-
ROW GIVEN THE LIGHTER NW WINDS...THE PROGS OF VERY DEWPTS REMAIN
A CAUSE FOR CONCERN. SO ELEVATED FIRE WX CONDITIONS WILL STAY IN
PLACE. 41


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      34  61  40  68  44 /   0   0   0   0   0
HOUSTON (IAH)              36  61  41  68  46 /   0   0   0   0   0
GALVESTON (GLS)            42  58  48  63  54 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY FOR
     THE FOLLOWING ZONES: WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA
     SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM...WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO
     FREEPORT OUT 20 NM.

     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING
     ZONES: WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL
     20 NM TO 60 NM...WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO
     60 NM.

&&

$$

DISCUSSION...41
AVIATION/MARINE...45


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