Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 270528
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1128 PM CST THU FEB 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...

SEE AVIATION.

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.AVIATION...

MVFR STRATO CU DECK STARTING TO EXPAND TO THE SW FROM CENTRAL/EASTERN
AREAS. STILL EXPECT WIDESPREAD MVFR CEILINGS LATER TONIGHT. THIS CLOUD
DECK SHOULD LIFT ABOVE MVFR LATE MORNING FOR MOST TAF SITES. WILL
ALSO SEE MID/HIGH CLOUDS MOVING FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE AREA
TONIGHT AND TOMORROW. NE WINDS 10-15 KTS WILL CONTINUE...AND WILL
INCREASE NEAR THE COAST TOMORROW EVENING AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT
TIGHTENS AGAIN. 33

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 958 PM CST THU FEB 26 2015/

DISCUSSION...
COLD FRONT OFFSHORE AND WINDS HAVE PICKED UP ACROSS THE COASTAL
AREAS. TRENDS SHOWING THAT TEMPS AND DEWPOINTS NEEDED LOWERING AND
HAVE EXPANDED THE NEXT TWO TIERS OF COUNTIES SOUTHWARD TO INCLUDE
CONROE IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES TONIGHT. SKIES ARE A MIXED BAG
WITH BAND OF SC ACROSS THE EASTERN AND PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL
COUNTIES BUT WITH MORE WIDESPREAD CIGS JUST TO THE NORTHWEST. AS
THESE CLOUDS EXPAND OVERNIGHT IT SHOULD SLOW THE TEMPERATURE FALL
ESPECIALLY AFTER 2 OR 3 AM. ALSO LOWERED RAIN CHANCES IN THE GULF
IN THE MORNING BUT BY EARLY AFTERNOON A FEW SPRINKLES MAY BE IN
ORDER.

45

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      29  45  34  52  49 /   0  10  20  30  40
HOUSTON (IAH)              36  51  36  57  51 /   0  10  10  30  40
GALVESTON (GLS)            40  51  44  56  53 /   0  10  20  30  50

&&

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

GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL 4 AM CST FRIDAY FOR
     THE FOLLOWING ZONES: GALVESTON BAY...MATAGORDA BAY.

     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 4 AM CST FRIDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING
     ZONES: WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL
     OUT 20 NM...WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM.

     SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FROM 4 AM CST FRIDAY THROUGH
     LATE FRIDAY NIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES: WATERS FROM
     FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM...WATERS
     FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM.

     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY 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.

&&

$$

DISCUSSION...33
AVIATION/MARINE...33



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