Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 240916
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
316 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...
FRONT HAS PUSHED OFF THE COAST AND WILL BRING A RETURN OF
SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES INTO MIDWEEK. H5 TROF WILL DIG SEWD THRU
THE STATE ON TUE AND INTO LA BY THE EVNG HOURS. GFS/ECMWF SUGGESTING
SOME MID LEVEL CLOUDINESS MOVING IN LATER TONIGHT IN ADVANCE. COULD
EVEN BE A FEW RETURNS SHOW UP ON RADAR TOWARD MORNING...BUT VERY
DRY SUB-CLOUD LAYER SHOULD LIMIT ANY RETURNS TO VIRGA. MSUNNY
SKIES RETURN WED. NW FLOW ALOFT TRANSITIONS TO A MORE ZONAL FLOW
DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEK AND RETURN OF SFC ONSHORE
WINDS AND LOW LEVEL SWRLY FLOW WILL LEAD A GRADUAL WARMING TREND.
RAIN CHANCES WILL REMAIN OUT OF THE FCST FOR NOW. MAY NEED TO
INCLUDE ISOLATED CHANCES LATER IN THE WEEKEND DEPENDING ON WHAT
MOISTURE RETURN LOOKS LIKE...BUT ATTM IT LOOKS LIKE THIS WILL
PROBABLY HOLD OFF UNTIL EARLY NEXT WEEK. 47

&&

.MARINE...
WILL KEEP THE CURRENT CAUTION/ADVISORY FLAGS IN PLACE THROUGH THIS
AFTN (SCEC NEARSHORE AND BAYS/SCA OFFSHORE) AS THE CAA/NORTH WINDS
DEEPENS IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT. THESE ELEVATED WIND/SEAS EXPECT-
ED TO BE BRIEF WITH CONDITIONS IMPROVING OVERNIGHT/EARLY TUES MOR-
NING. ONSHORE WINDS FCST TO RETURN WED SLOWLY STRENGTHENING DURING
THE LATTER PART OF THE WEEK AS THE NEXT SYSTEM DEVELOPS OUT WEST. 41

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR. BRIEFLY ELEVATED WINDS THIS AFTN EXPECTED TO DECOUPLE TONIGHT
AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVER THE REGION. 41

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      64  41  64  40  68 /   0   0   0   0   0
HOUSTON (IAH)              67  42  65  41  69 /   0   0   0   0   0
GALVESTON (GLS)            65  50  62  51  68 /   0   0  10   0   0

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL NOON CST TODAY FOR THE
     FOLLOWING ZONES: GALVESTON BAY...MATAGORDA BAY...WATERS
     FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM...
     WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM.

     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL NOON CST TODAY FOR THE FOLLOWING
     ZONES: WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL
     20 NM TO 60 NM...WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO
     60 NM.

&&

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