Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FXUS64 KHGX 211001
AFDHGX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
401 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SOME SUNSHINE ALONG WITH SLIGHTLY WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS TODAY AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE MOVES OFF TO
THE EAST AND WINDS COME AROUND TO THE SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS (WINTER OFFICIALLY BEGINS THIS AFTERNOON AT 503 PM
CST). WARMER TEMPERATURES WILL DEVELOP ON MONDAY UNDER STRENGTHENING
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS...BUT THEY WILL NOT LAST LONG AS A STRONG
COLD FONT AND POSSIBLE RAIN MOVES THROUGH THE AREA ON TUESDAY. AS THE
FRONT MOVES THROUGH...TEMPERATURES WILL FALL WITH HIGHS FOR THE DAY
LIKELY OCCURRING IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS NORTH AND NORTHWEST AND
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON CENTRAL AND SOUTH. IT WILL BECOME BREEZY TOO
BEHIND THE FRONT...WITH 10 TO 20 MPH SPEEDS INLAND AND 15 TO 25 MPH
COAST. WENT A LITTLE COLDER WITH THE TEMPERATURE FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY
MORNING (MID TO UPPER 30S INLAND AND LOWER TO MID 40S COAST)...AND
THE ENTIRE AREA SHOULD STRUGGLE TO REACH 60 DEGREES IN THE AFTERNOON.
IT WILL BE CLEAR AND COOL CHRISTMAS EVE. AFTER A COLD START...CHRISTMAS
DAY WILL BE SUNNY AND WARMER WITH THE RETURN OF SOUTHWEST TO SOUTH
WINDS AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE MOVES QUICKLY OFF TO THE EAST. THIS
ONSHORE FLOW WILL PERSIST UNTIL THE NEXT COLD FRONT COMES THROUGH
ON FRIDAY NIGHT. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY LOOK COOL (IT WILL BE ON THE
BREEZY SIDE ON SATURDAY AND QUIETER ON SUNDAY).  42
&&

.MARINE...
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE CURRENTLY NESTLED OVER THE NORTHERN GULF
WILL EXPAND NORTHEAST AND THIS WILL HAVE THE ONGOING NORTHEAST WIND
PATTERN VEERING MORE ONSHORE BY EARLY MONDAY. WINDS WILL VEER MORE
SOUTHWEST AND STRENGTHEN THROUGH MONDAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD
FRONT. THIS FRONT WILL AGGRESSIVELY TRAVEL ACROSS THE LOCAL WATERS
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...A VERY COLD BACKING AIR MASS WILL QUICKLY
STRENGTHEN POST-FRONTAL NORTHERLIES TO NEAR GALE FORCE SUSTAINED...
GALE IN GUST...THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. AT LEAST ALL WATER
ADVISORIES WITH POSSIBLE SHORT FUSE GULF GALE WARNINGS DURING THIS
PERIOD. WINDS TURN ONSHORE BY THE END OF THE WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE
RE-ESTABLISHES ITSELF OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN U.S..THE NEXT COLD
FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL ALSO CARRY QUITE THE PUNCH...STRENGTHENING
OFFSHORE WINDS TO SCA CRITERIA UPON ITS PASSAGE SATURDAY. 31

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      60  51  70  52  55 /   0  10  10  10  20
HOUSTON (IAH)              62  51  72  58  62 /   0  10  10  20  40
GALVESTON (GLS)            60  56  69  61  64 /  10  10  10  20  40

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...NONE.
&&

$$

DISCUSSION...42
AVIATION/MARINE...31


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.