Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
1213 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

.AVIATION...
Lingering effects from Tropical Storm Cindy will continue to have
impacts of area airports as it continues to move inland today,
primarily with winds at or above 10 knots and gusting to around or
above 20 knots. Those winds will begin westerly, but should back
to southerly by evening.

Most significant rain impact will be for UTS and CXO, nearest
what`s left of the core showers, and some lightning could be
possible as well nearby. Elsewhere, conditions should gradually
improve to VFR but with some showers passing through the area
through about 00Z. MVFR ceilings look to return overnight, and
hang around to around mid-day. For now, only bring CLL up to VFR
again in this TAF cycle, but other sites should improve
around/just after the end of the forecast period as well.

Luchs

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 948 AM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017/

UPDATE...
Center of remnants of Cindy continues to lift n near the LA/TX
border through mid morning, which will accelerate to the nne
through the day. While airmass remains moist, overall coverage of
showers and isolated thunderstorms should be pulled away as well.
Winds will be slow to decrease, but that trend will continue
through the day as well. Same goes with minor coastal flooding, so
we will be allowing coastal flood advisory to expire at 10am.

We needed to increase rain chances a touch in the far
northeastern counties and made a few updates to better match
current observations elsewhere this morning. All in all, will see
few changes to the forecast with clouds and slowly improving
weather.

Evans

AVIATION...
Bands of precip rotating around Cindy will periodically impact terminals
along and east of I-45 today as the storm heads north along the
Tx/La border. Can`t rule out some embedded tstms with some
heating. MVFR ceilings should gradually lift into VFR territory
outside of precip later this morning and afternoon. 47

MARINE...
Diminishing NW winds will gradually back to the south today as TS Cindy
continues to move north along the Tx/La border today. The
gradient will tighten back up during the afternoon and evening
with speeds back up into small craft advisory criteria. Winds/seas
diminish going into the weekend. 47

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
College Station (CLL)      91  76  95  77  91 /  30  10  10  30  50
Houston (IAH)              86  77  92  78  90 /  50  30  20  30  60
Galveston (GLS)            85  82  89  82  87 /  50  20  20  20  40

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION until 4 PM CDT this
     afternoon for the following zones: Coastal waters from
     Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM.

     Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM CDT this afternoon for the
     following zones: Coastal waters from High Island to
     Freeport out 20 NM...Galveston Bay...Waters from Freeport
     to the Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to 60 NM...Waters
     from High Island to Freeport from 20 to 60 NM.

&&

$$

Aviation/Marine...25



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