Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 231026
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
426 AM CST FRI JAN 23 2015

.DISCUSSION...
AREAS OF MAINLY LIGHT RAIN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS TODAY
AS THE MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW MOVES EASTWARD ACROSS THE STATE. EXPECT
RAINFALL TOTALS TO AVERAGE A QUARTER INCH OR LESS WITH TEMPERATURES
STRUGGLING TO REACH 50 DEGREES. IT WILL BE ON THE BREEZY SIDE TOO WITH
NORTH WINDS GENERALLY IN A 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE INLAND AND 15 TO 25 MPH
AT THE COAST. SKIES WILL CLEAR OUT LATE IN THE DAY AND OVERNIGHT.
A BUNCH OF NICE WEATHER DAYS WILL BEGIN ON SATURDAY AND THEN PERSIST
FOR MUCH OF NEXT WEEK WITH HIGH PRESSURE IN CONTROL AND A NORTHWEST
FLOW ALOFT. LOOK FOR NO RAIN WITH COOL NIGHTS AND SLIGHTLY WARMER DAYS.
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&&

.MARINE...
A CONTINUED TIGHT OFFSHORE GRADIENT BETWEEN PLAINS HIGH PRESSURE AND
NORTHERN GULF LOW PRESSURE...IN THE WAKE OF A MORNING COLD FRONTAL
PASSAGE...WILL KEEP WINDS AND SEAS UP WITHIN POCKETS OF RAIN. BAY
CAUTIONS WITH GULF ADVISORIES THROUGH THE DAY FOR SUSTAINED WINDS
BETWEEN 15 AND 25 KNOTS WITH DECENT CHOP AND ELEVATED SEAS. ALONG
WITH THE OFFSHORE GRADIENT...COLD AIR MIXING DOWN TO A WARMER OCEAN
SURFACE WILL ENSURE STRONGER WIND AND ROUGHER SEA CONDITIONS THROUGH
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE EXPANDING IN FROM THE WEST
WILL MAKE FOR A MUCH TAMER WEEKEND...LOWERING SEAS UNDER A WEAKENING
NORTHWEST BREEZE. 31

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      48  35  59  39  66 /  50  10   0   0   0
HOUSTON (IAH)              48  37  59  38  66 /  50  10   0   0   0
GALVESTON (GLS)            50  42  57  47  62 /  50  10   0   0   0

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS MORNING FOR THE
     FOLLOWING ZONES: GALVESTON BAY...MATAGORDA BAY.

     SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FOR
     THE FOLLOWING ZONES: GALVESTON BAY...MATAGORDA BAY.

     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT 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.

&&

$$

DISCUSSION...42
AVIATION/MARINE...31


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