Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
519 AM CST WED FEB 10 2016

.AVIATION...SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE DRIFTING ACROSS THE REGION WILL
BRING A LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS TODAY. LIMITED MOISTURE WITHIN A
NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL MAINTAIN CLEAR SKIES. VFR AHEAD.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 353 AM CST WED FEB 10 2016/

DISCUSSION...
TEMPERATURES RANGE FROM THE 20S ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAIN STATES
TO THE MID 40S DOWN ALONG THE GULF COAST THIS MORNING. DEW POINTS
ARE RUNNING ABOUT 10 DEGREES WARMER THAN YESTERDAY. THIS HAS
RESULTED IN TEMPERATURES ABOUT 5 TO 8 DEGREES WARMER ALSO.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE INTO THE REGION TODAY... AS THIS
PROCESS DEVELOPS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL RELAX WITH WIND SPEEDS
FALLING. THIS HIGH PRESSURE WILL DRIFT INTO THE GULF THIS EVENING
ALLOWING FOR WINDS TO SWING AROUND TO THE SOUTH. THIS WILL FURTHER
RAISE THE DEW POINTS TONIGHT WITH MORNING LOWS TOMORROW IN THE
40S TO LOWER 50S.

FOR TODAY NORTHERLY WINDS THIS MORNING SWINGING AROUND THROUGH THE
DAY AS TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RECOVER INTO THE UPPER 50 TO
LOWER 60S. A WARMUP OF TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE AHEAD OF THE
NEXT FRONTAL PASSAGE ON SATURDAY. THE GOOD NEWS THOUGH... LOOKING
FOR HIGHS INTO THE 70S TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND AGAIN ON FRIDAY.
NEXT RAINS WILL APPEAR TOWARDS MONDAY OF NEXT WEEK SO THE WEEKEND
IS LOOKING GREAT FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  60  44  75  47 /   0   0   0   0
LCH  61  49  74  53 /   0   0   0   0
LFT  59  48  74  55 /   0   0   0   0
BPT  64  50  75  54 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...NONE.
TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS MORNING FOR
     GMZ472-475.

     SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL NOON CST TODAY FOR GMZ472-475.

     SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS MORNING
     FOR GMZ452-455-470.

&&

$$


AVIATION...23


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