Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 061959
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
259 PM CDT MON JUL 6 2015

.DISCUSSION...
BENIGN PATTERN WILL REMAIN ESTABLISHED AND BRING NEAR CLIMO
SUMMERTIME CONDITIONS TO THE REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A LARGE
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL INCREASE OVER THE SOUTHEAST U.S. THROUGH
THE END OF THE WEEK AND BUILD ACROSS MUCH OF THE GULF OF
MEXICO/SRN US BY THE WEEKEND. THIS HIGH CENTER WILL BUILD/DEVELOP
WWD INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. ALTHOUGH RAIN CHANCES REMAIN
SPARSE...MODELS CONTINUE TO PAINT LIGHT QPF OVER THE AREA TOMORROW
WITHIN DEEPER MOISTURE FETCH AND WILL KEEP SLGT CHANCE WORDING IN
PLAY FOR THE AFTERNOON. STILL MORE UNCERTAINTY WITH RAIN CHANCES
LATE THIS WEEK AND OVER THE WEEKEND...WITH MODELS SHOWING SOME SEA
BREEZE ACTIVITY FRI AND SAT AFTERNOON. ONCE AGAIN...WILL HANDLE
WITH SLGT CHANCE WORDING FOR NOW. ALL IN ALL...SOMEWHAT QUIET
WEATHER PATTERN WILL REMAIN THE NORM THROUGH AT LEAST THE WEEKEND.

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&&

MARINE...
ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEK. SPEEDS WILL
BE MODERATE...AROUND 15 KNOTS OR 15 TO 20 KNOTS TONIGHT AND
TUESDAY...THEN DIMINISH SOMEWHAT LATER IN THE WEEK AND FOR THE
WEEKEND AS A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE EASTERN GULF.
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED LATER
TONIGHT FOR AT LEAST THE SOUTHWEST WATERS 20 TO 60 NM OUT.

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&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1236 PM CDT MON JUL 6 2015/

AVIATION...
SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWING SCATTERED CUMULUS FIELD WITH SOME CIRRUS
ADVECTING DOWN FROM THE NORTH. VFR CONDITIONS EVERYWHERE BUT WITH
A GUSTY SOUTH WIND. NEXT 24 HOURS SHOULD FOLLOW A SIMILAR CYCLE AS
THE PAST...WTIH DIMINISHING WINDS TONIGHT AND SOME LOWER CIGS
DEVELOPING FOR SGR...CXO...UTS AND CLL. THINK REMAINING AIPORTS
SHOULD STAY VFR ALTHOUGH DID INCLUDE TEMPO MVFR FOR LBX AS THEY
MAY BE ON EDGE OF STRATUS SHIELD. WINDS SHOULD BECOME GUSTY AGAIN
LATE TOMORROW MORNING.

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&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      77  92  77  94  75 /  10  10   0  10  10
HOUSTON (IAH)              78  91  78  94  76 /  10  20  10  10  10
GALVESTON (GLS)            81  89  82  90  80 /  10  20  10  10  10

&&

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

&&

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