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FXUS64 KLCH 250050
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
750 PM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.UPDATE...
OTHER THAN VERY SHORT TERM GRID REFRESH...SEE NO REASON TO UPDATE
THE FORECAST THIS EVENING.


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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 241 PM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014/

DISCUSSION...
A PLEASANT FALL WEATHER DAY ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA WITH HIGH
PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT PREVAILING AND BRINGING NORTHERLY
FLOW AND A DRY CONTINENTAL AIR MASS. MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES...LOW
HUMIDITY AND AIR TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S ARE THE RESULT.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO PREVAIL THROUGH THE WEEKEND...SO
NOT MUCH IN THE WAY OF CHANGES TO THE FORECAST EXCEPT A SLIGHT
MODERATION AND UPWARD TREND IN TEMPERATURES.

SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OFF TO THE EAST BY MONDAY AND
BECOME ESTABLISHED OVER THE SOUTHEAST U.S. FLOW OFF THE GULF WILL
RETURN AS A RESULT AND THIS WILL HELP INCREASE TEMPERATURES AND
HUMIDITY VALUES.

A SHORT WAVE WILL MOVE EASTWARD ACROSS THE PLAINS AND ACROSS THE
NORTHERN U.S. ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL PUSH A SURFACE
COLD FRONT DOWN TOWARD THE FORECAST AREA...ALTHOUGH IT LOOKS TO
STALL NORTH OF THE FORECAST AREA AS HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE
SOUTHEAST U.S. HOLDS. ENOUGH MOISTURE RETURN AND SOME LIFT
PROVIDED BY THE NEARING OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL ALLOW FOR A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS ON TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY.

A SECONDARY SHORT WAVE WILL MOVE DOWN AND PUSH THE COLD FRONT
ACROSS AND THROUGH THE FORECAST AREA ON LATE THURSDAY...WITH A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH THE FRONTAL PASSAGE. ANOTHER CHILLY AIR
MASS IS THEN EXPECTED TO MOVE DOWN BEHIND THIS FRONT FOR NEXT WEEKEND.

RUA

MARINE...
HIGH PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE WILL CONTINUE TO RIDGE DOWN FROM THE
NORTH INTO THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. MAINLY LIGHT
NORTHERLY WINDS AND LOW SEAS WILL BE THE RESULT. THE HIGH PRESSURE
SYSTEM WILL MOVE OFF TO THE EAST AND OVER THE SOUTHEAST U.S. EARLY
NEXT WEEK. LIGHT TO MODERATE SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP WITH
SLIGHTLY BUILDING SEAS ON MONDAY INTO TUESDAY.

RUA

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KLCH  52  83  58  85  62 /   0   0   0   0   0
KBPT  55  84  58  86  64 /   0   0   0   0   0
KAEX  49  83  56  86  59 /   0   0   0   0   0
KLFT  51  83  57  87  61 /   0   0   0   0   0

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.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...NONE.
TX...NONE.
GM...NONE.
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