Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 161717
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1117 AM CST TUE DEC 16 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SEE 18Z AVIATION DISCUSSION.

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.AVIATION...
FCST SOUNDINGS CONTINUE TO SUGGEST VFR CONDS THROUGH 06Z BUT
CLOUDS CONTINUE TO ENCROACH ON AREA TAF SITES FROM THE SOUTH.
LATEST SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS CLOUDS BEGINNING TO ERODE SO WILL
LEAN TOWARD VFR CONDS. WINDS WILL RELAX THIS AFTERNOON AS HIGH
PRESSURE SETTLES OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. THE HIGH PRESSURE AREA
WILL MOVE EAST LATE TONIGHT WITH E-SE WINDS DEVELOPING WED
MORNING. CLOUDS SHOULD THICKEN AND LOWER ON WEDNESDAY WITH WARM
AIR ADVECTION AND AN INFLUX OF LOW LEVEL MOISTURE. 43

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1000 AM CST TUE DEC 16 2014/

UPDATE...
UPPER LEVEL RIDGE MOVING INTO SE TX WILL LEAD TO FAIR WEATHER
CONDITIONS TODAY. LOWERED MAX TEMPS IN THE NORTHERN ZONES AND
RAISED SKY COVER IN THE SOUTHERN ZONES. THIS TO REFLECT THE
CURRENT VIS SATELLITE TRENDS OF INCREASING SOUTHWESTERN FORECAST
AREA CLOUDS MOVING NORTH INTO THE AREA. OVERALL...THE FORECAST
PACKAGE IS ON TRACK WITH ONLY MINOR EDITS. 13/31

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      59  43  54  52  65 /   0   0  30  60  40
HOUSTON (IAH)              65  44  59  55  70 /   0   0  20  50  40
GALVESTON (GLS)            63  53  62  61  69 /   0   0  10  40  40

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL 1 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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