Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FXUS64 KLCH 161001 CCA
AFDLCH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
458 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
UNUSUALLY CHILLY MORNING UNDERWAY WITH HIGH PRES RIDGE OVER THE
AREA. WINDS WERE NR CALM ACRS MUCH OF THE AREA...ALTHOUGH A FEW
LOCATIONS...MAINLY ACRS THE COASTAL PARISHES AND COUNTIES...WERE
STILL EXPERIENCING WINDS 5-10 MPH. THE NEARLY FULL MOON IS
BRIGHTLY VISIBLE THIS MORNING THANKS TO CLR SKIES. THE COMBINATION
OF CLR SKIES AND LT WINDS HAS ALLOWED TEMPERATURES TO FALL INTO
THE UPPER 30S TO LOWER 40S EARLY THIS MORNING. HOWEVER...ACRS CNTL
LA...DEWPOINTS REMAIN IN THE MIDDLE 30S AND TEMPERATURES MAY NOT
FALL QUITE AS FAR AS ANTICIPATED. FOR NOW...WILL KEEP THE FREEZE
WARNING GOING FOR THIS AREA WHERE A FEW SPOTS COULD STILL BRIEFLY
SEE FREEZING TEMPS AROUND SUNRISE.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
AFTER THIS MORNINGS COLD TEMPERATURES...A WARMING TREND WILL
DEVELOP THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK AS THE SFC HIGH SLIDES EAST
WITH SELY WINDS DEVELOPING. HIGH TEMPS WILL REBOUND INTO THE UPPER
60S TODAY AND THEN TO THE LOWER 70S BY THURS WITH LOWS TONIGHT
RANGING FM THE MIDDLE 40S ACRS CNTL LA TO THE MIDDLE 50S ACRS
LOWER SE TX.

ZONAL FLOW ALOFT WILL TRANSITION MORE SWLY THROUGH THURS AHEAD OF
THE NEXT SHORTWAVE TROF. MOISTURE WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE THROUGH
THE ATMOSPHERIC COLUMN AND WEAK LIFT GENERATED IN CONJUNCTION WITH
THE DISTURBANCE SHOULD AID IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FEW SHOWERS BY
THURS AFTN. AT THIS TIME...EXPECT NO MORE THAN ISOLTD TO WIDELY
SCT COVG AS THE IMPULSE CROSSES THE AREA LATE THURS INTO FRI. A
WEAK FRONT WILL ACCOMPANY THE DISTURBANCE...CROSSING THE AREA
THURS NIGHT. THIS FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING NOTHING MORE THAN A
SHIFT TO NELY WINDS...WITH TEMPERATURES REMAINING NR NORMAL.

EXPECT A BRIEF BREAK IN PRECIP CHANCES FRI INTO SAT WITH WEAK
RIDGING ALOFT PRIOR TO ANOTHER SHORTWAVE TROF THAT WILL MOVE OVER
THE AREA LATE IN THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. RAIN CHANCES
WILL RETURN AGAIN BY EASTER SUNDAY...BUT NOTHING MORE THAN A SLT
TO LOW END CHC IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. KEPT LOW POPS IN THE FCST
THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES MOVING ACRS
THE REGION. DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN TUES NIGHT INTO WED AS WEAK
RIDGING DEVELOPS ALOFT. TEMPERATURES OVER THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY
NEXT WEEK WILL BE WARM WITH LOWS IN THE 60S AND HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S TO NR 80.

&&

.MARINE...
STRONG NE TO E WINDS THIS MORNING WILL DIMINISH AND BECOME MORE
SELY BY THIS AFTN AS SFC HIGH PRES MOVES EAST OF THE REGION. A
MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH THURS NIGHT...WITH
OFFSHORE FLOW REDEVELOPING BY FRI MORNING AS A WEAK FRONT MOVES
ACRS THE COASTAL WATERS. A FEW SHOWERS CAN BE EXPECTED THURS AND
THURS NIGHT AHEAD OF THE FRONT.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KLCH  67  50  71  57 /   0  10  20  20
KBPT  69  56  73  58 /   0  10  20  10
KAEX  66  45  71  54 /   0  10  10  20
KLFT  67  49  72  57 /   0  10  20  20

&&

.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...FREEZE WARNING UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR AVOYELLES-RAPIDES.

     FROST ADVISORY UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR ALLEN-EVANGELINE-
     ST. LANDRY-VERNON.

TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR
     WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60
     NM-WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
     LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM.

     SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR
     COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
     COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20
     NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO
     INTRACOASTAL CITY LA OUT 20 NM-WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO
     HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM.


&&

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE...24






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