Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 020303
AFDHGX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1003 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.DISCUSSION...
AT 930 PM A SURFACE TROUGH/OUTFLOW BOUNDARY WAS LOCATED BETWEEN
ONALASKA TO EAGLE LAKE NEAR COLUMBUS. A STATIONARY FRONT WAS
FURTHER INLAND NEAR A LINE FROM LUFKIN TO COLUMBUS. A LINE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS HAS PERSISTED ALONG THE OUTFLOW
BOUNDARY FOR MOST OF THE EVENING. EVEN THOUGH ISOLATED AREAS HAVE
RECEIVED IN EXCESS OF 4 INCHES OF RAINFALL...MOST LOCATIONS HAVE
RECEIVED UNDER A QUARTER OF AN INCH.

THE MAIN ITEM OF CONCERN FOR TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING WILL BE
ISOLATED AREAS OF LOCALIZED HEAVY RAINFALL. THIS WILL BE DUE TO
THE SLOW MOVEMENT OF ANY ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP.

THE MODELS HAVE HAD A DIFFICULT TIME HANDLING THE RAIN AREAS THIS
EVENING. THERE WAS AN ABUNDANCE OF MOISTURE AVAILABLE...AS SEEN BY
DEWPOINTS OF ABOUT 12 C AT 850 MB AND 4-5 C AT 700 MB. HOWEVER...
THE MOISTURE AXIS WAS RATHER NARROW AND WAS LOCATED MAINLY OVER
THE STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY. FELT THAT THE SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED STORMS WERE BEING GENERATED MAINLY BY THE PASSAGE OF AN
UPPER JET STREAK AND A MID LEVEL SHORTWAVE TROUGH THAT CAN BE SEEN
ON THE WATER VAPOR. A CONSENSUS OF THE SHORT RANGE MODELS KEEPS
BEST RAIN CHANCES ALONG THE BOUNDARY FOR THE REST OF THE EVENING.
AFTER MIDNIGHT...THERE IS A CHANCE THAT ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AS THE RIGHT-REAR QUADRANT OF
THE JET MOVES OVERHEAD. FOR THAT REASON... KEPT A 50 TO 60 PERCENT
CHANCE OF RAIN ALONG AND EAST OF THE HIGHWAY 59 CORRIDOR FOR THE
OVERNIGHT PERIOD.

MADE SOME UPDATES TO THE POPS AND WEATHER FOR TONIGHT AND MONDAY
MORNING.

40


&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 656 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016/

AVIATION...
SURFACE ANALYSIS AT 21Z HAD SEVERAL BOUNDARIES OVER SE TEXAS WITH
THE MOST NOTICEABLE ONE HAVING CONVECTION DEVELOPING ALONG IT
NORTH OF KIAH. RADAR SHOWED ANOTHER OUTFLOW BOUNDARY MOVING IN
FROM THE EAST ACROSS GALVESTON BAY WHICH HAS PUSHED THROUGH
KHOU/KSGR AND LOWERED CEILINGS TO IFR. EXPECT CIGS TO BE MORE
MVFR OVERNIGHT INTO TOMORROW MORNING. THE MAIN ISSUES WILL BE WITH
CONVECTION AND WILL BE AMENDING TAFS ACCORDING TO CONVECTIVE
TRENDS FOR NEXT 6-12 HRS. NONE OF THE MODELS HAVE A GREAT HANDLE
ON THE CURRENT SITUATION BUT THE HRRR AND GFE SEEM TO GIVE A
GENERAL IDEA. BASED TAFS ON BOTH MODELS EVOLUTION...MAINLY HRRR
FOR SHORT TERM AND GFS FOR LONG TERM TRENDS. COLD FRONT SHOULD
MOVE THROUGH IN THE MORNING WITH LINGERING SHOWERS. COULD HAVE
CIGS BECOME VFR BY LATE AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING HOURS AT THE
END OF THE TAF PERIOD.

OVERPECK

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      62  74  56  76  54 /  40  40  20   0   0
HOUSTON (IAH)              68  78  60  78  56 /  70  60  20  10   0
GALVESTON (GLS)            72  78  66  78  64 /  70  60  20  10   0

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR THE
     FOLLOWING ZONES: BRAZORIA...GALVESTON.

GM...NONE.
&&

$$

DISCUSSION...40
AVIATION/MARINE...39



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