Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 241737
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1137 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...
PLEASE SEE 18Z AVIATION DISCUSSION BELOW.

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.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS TO PREVAIL THROUGH THE PERIOD...WITH AN INCREASE
IN SOME MID/HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE
END OF THE TAF PERIOD AS A SHORTWAVE TROUGH TRANSLATES ACROSS THE
AREA. OTHERWISE...GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS /GUSTS AROUND 20 KTS/ WILL
SUBSIDE AS THE BOUNDARY LAYER DECOUPLES LATE AFTERNOON/EARLY
EVENING. NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE TO AROUND 5 KTS
DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AS A SURFACE RIDGE SLIDES CLOSER TO THE
AREA. WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN TO AROUND 7-10 KTS FOR TERMINALS
ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 10 BETWEEN 10-15Z TUESDAY AS THE
SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT TIGHTENS.

HUFFMAN

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1059 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014/

DISCUSSION...
NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES WERE MADE ON THE MORNING UPDATE. A MAJORITY
OF THE AREA WILL STAY SUNNY ALL DAY TODAY AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS INTO THE AREA IN THE WAKE OF YESTERDAY EVENING`S COLD FRONT.
SOME MID/HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS COULD FILTER INTO THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON
FROM THE WEST. EXPECT HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON TO PEAK IN
THE LOWER TO MID 60S.

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON
FOR ALL 00-60 NM WATERS...AND SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION
IN THE BAYS.  42

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 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

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      64  41  64  40  68 /   0   0   0   0   0
HOUSTON (IAH)              66  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 3 PM CST THIS
     AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES: GALVESTON BAY...
     MATAGORDA BAY.

     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE
     FOLLOWING ZONES: WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
     CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM...WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE
     MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM...WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND
     TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM...WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO
     FREEPORT OUT 20 NM.

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