Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FXUS64 KCRP 261606 AAB
AFDCRP

Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
1106 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

.DISCUSSION...Wind shift boundary was about to reach Highway 281
but arrival of drier air and stronger wind gusts has been delayed
a bit. 12Z Del Rio sounding showed north-northwest winds around 40
knots at 85H. Models showed this low level wind field gradually
decreasing through the afternoon along with advection of cooler
air in the low levels. Expect winds will become breezy by this
afternoon over the Brush Country behind the boundary. Modified
winds and humidity to show later arrival. With weak cold air
advection in the lower levels, expect high temperatures will fall
slightly below 100 degrees out west. It will be as warm or
slightly warmer over the southern Coastal Bend as downslope
warming helps readings get close to 100 degrees. See Marine
section for cancellation of SCA over the near shore waters. See
Fire Weather section for Red Flag Warning.

&&

.MARINE...Stronger southerly flow continues to shift to the east
as the boundary approaches the coast. Canceled the SCA for the
near shore waters where winds and seas have diminished. Extended
the SCA until 19Z for the offshore waters as seas are around 8
feet at the buoys and will take some time for seas to subside even
though winds have fallen to SCEC range. Will likely need to issue
another SCA this afternoon to cover the Gulf waters as winds
increase behind the cold front tonight.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...Stronger winds and drier air have been slower to
move into the Brush Country this morning. Winds have increased at
LRD this past hour but drier air is still to the northwest. Will
not make any changes to the current Red Flag Warning. Strongest
threat for critical fire danger will be over the western Brush
Country while areas farther east will likely be closer to elevated
threat for fire weather. Wind gusts will range from 25-30 mph
through mid afternoon.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Corpus Christi    99  63  86  73  92  /  10   0   0   0  10
Victoria          93  56  85  70  91  /  10   0   0  10  10
Laredo            99  63  96  72 100  /   0   0   0   0  10
Alice             99  58  91  70 100  /   0   0   0   0  10
Rockport          93  63  83  75  85  /  10   0   0   0  10
Cotulla           97  57  93  70  99  /   0   0   0  10  10
Kingsville        99  61  89  72  98  /   0   0   0   0  10
Navy Corpus       93  66  84  75  86  /  10   0   0   0  10

&&

.CRP WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...Red Flag Warning until 6 PM CDT this evening For the following
     zones: Duval...Jim Wells...La Salle...Live Oak...McMullen...
     Webb.

GM...Small Craft Advisory until 2 PM CDT this afternoon For the
     following zones: 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.

&&

$$

TMT/89...SHORT TERM


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