Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FXUS64 KLCH 252312
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
612 PM CDT Tue Apr 25 2017

.DISCUSSION...
00z taf issuance.

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.AVIATION...
Borderline VFR/MVFR ceilings late this afternoon and early evening
with SCT/BKN layer ~2500-3500ft. Expected ceilings to lower this
evening, becoming predominately MVFR by 06z. Intermittent IFR
ceilings possible by 09-13z, keeping inherited tempo group for
this time period. Winds expected to remain elevated this evening
and overnight with the nocturnal low level jet increasing. Even
stronger winds near 20 kts with gusts to 30 kts expected by 16-18z
Wednesday. Line of thunderstorms possible for 21-24z Wednesday
time frame for AEX, thus the PROB30 group for this. Later forecasts
will likely fine tune this, but still expect the strongest thunderstorms
around 00-03z Thursday for AEX, which next taf issuance will likely
include.

DML

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  69  83  54  80 /  10  30  70   0
LCH  72  83  58  82 /  10  30  50   0
LFT  70  85  61  84 /  10  20  50  10
BPT  74  83  57  81 /  10  30  30   0

&&

.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...None.
TX...None.
GM...Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM CDT Wednesday for GMZ470-472-475.

     Small Craft Exercise Caution until 6 PM CDT this evening for
     GMZ470.

     Small Craft Exercise Caution from Wednesday morning through
     Wednesday afternoon for GMZ430-432-435.

     Small Craft Advisory from 6 AM to 6 PM CDT Wednesday for GMZ450-
     452-455.

     Small Craft Exercise Caution through late tonight for GMZ450-452-
     455.

&&

$$


AVIATION...04


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