Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA
FXUS64 KLCH 231736
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1136 AM CST Mon Jan 23 2017
.AVIATION...VFR conditions are expected through the period. NW
winds around 10kts this afternoon becoming calm overnight. Light SE
winds will return tomorrow.
.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 1134 AM CST Mon Jan 23 2017/
Current forecast on target. Just minor changes to hourly dewpoint
grids to bring them better in line with OBS/trends. No update to
the public forecast forthcoming.
Earlier, adjusted the marine hazards a bit, extending the SCA for
the SE half of zones through the rest of the day as winds/seas
continue to gradually subside. Ditto for the Low Water Advisory as
obs indicate a slow recovery.
PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 508 AM CST Mon Jan 23 2017/
Clr skies thru the day as winds have been slowly tapering off this
morning. Looking for this trend to continue today... but winds
will remain out of the nw into the eve hrs.
PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 402 AM CST Mon Jan 23 2017/
A relatively benign weather pattern setting up for this week
compared to what we dealt with last week. The large low pressure
system that brought severe weather to much of the gulf coast over
the last two days continues to push off to the east with high
pressure building in across the northern gulf coast today. As
such, the very windy conditions we`ve been experiencing over the
last 24 hours or so will continue to abate this morning giving
way to a very pleasant day.
The high progresses eastward by tomorrow bringing back southerly
winds and moisture in advance of another cold front that is
progged to swing through the area Wednesday inducing what will
likely be a relatively brief period of scattered showers during
the afternoon or evening hours.
Behind the front, high pressure once again builds into the area
for Thursday and Friday with forecast temperatures expected to be
right around the normal of 60 for a high and 40 for a low.
Both the GFS and EURO swing another, dry front through the area
Saturday which will keep temperatures near normal to end the
Issued a small craft advisory to replace the Gale warning from
6:00 AM through noon. Winds will continue to gradually diminish
throughout the day as high pressure settles over the region.
Onshore flow returns Tuesday as high pressure shifts east of the
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX 62 43 71 57 / 0 0 0 20
LCH 67 49 74 62 / 0 0 0 20
LFT 66 47 73 62 / 0 0 0 10
BPT 68 52 76 61 / 0 0 0 20
GM...Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for GMZ455-472-
SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION until 6 PM CST this evening for
Low Water Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for GMZ430-432-