Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KLCH 032143
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
443 PM CDT MON AUG 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTING SCATTERED CU ABOUT THE
INLAND AREA. RADAR SHOWING SCATTERED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY WELL OFFSHORE. SURFACE ANALYSIS SUGGESTING OLD DEWPOINT
BOUNDARY NOW EDGING INLAND. ACCORDINGLY...A STRONG MOISTURE
GRADIENT IN PLACE OVER THE FORECAST AREA WITH DEWPOINTS RANGING
FROM THE MID 70S OVER ACADIANA...INTO THE UPPER 50S TO LOW 60S
INTO CENTRAL LOUISIANA AND INTERIOR SOUTHEAST TEXAS. LATEST HRRR
INDICATING BOUNDARY WILL PUNCH THROUGH THE REGION DURING THE
EVENING HOURS. HENCE...HOT AND HUMID WORDING WILL BE RETURNING TO
THE VOCABULARY FOR DAYTIME HIGHS...WARM AND MUGGY FOR THE
OVERNIGHT.

OVERALL... MOISTURE PROFILES MAINTAIN CONSIDERABLE DRY MID AND
UPPER LEVELS THROUGH THE WEEK. THIS AS A NORTHERLY FLOW CONTINUES
IN THIS REGION BETWEEN AMPLIFYING WEST CONUS RIDGE...AND
PERSISTENT EAST CONUS TROF. THUS MAINTAINING NO MORE THAN LOW END
POPS AREA-WIDE.

&&

.MARINE...A WEAK ONSHORE FLOW AND LOW SEAS CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH
THE WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE BECOMES REESTABLISHED OVER THE
NORTHWEST GULF.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  73  96  75  95 /  10  20  10  20
LCH  76  94  78  94 /  10  20  10  20
LFT  76  94  77  94 /  10  30  10  30
BPT  75  95  77  94 /  10  20  10  20

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC...23


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