Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 180446
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1046 PM CST MON NOV 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SEE 06Z AVIATION DISCUSSION.

&&

.AVIATION...
A SWATH OF CIRRUS WILL MOVE ACROSS SE TX OVERNIGHT WITH BKN250
COMMON AT ALL TAF SITES. THE CLOUDS WILL EXIT THE REGION BETWEEN
15-18Z TUES MORNING LEAVING CLEAR SKIES THROUGH THE END OF THE TAF
PERIOD. WINDS WILL BECOME NE-E ON TUESDAY BUT REMAIN RELATIVELY
LIGHT EXCEPT NEAR KHOU/KGLS TONIGHT WHERE SPEEDS WILL BE A BIT
HIGHER. 43

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 914 PM CST MON NOV 17 2014/

DISCUSSION...
FORECAST REMAINS ON TRACK FOR WIDESPREAD FREEZING TEMPERATURES
ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS TONIGHT AND ONLY MADE COSMETIC CHANGES
BASED ON OBSERVATIONS. A SURFACE RIDGE SETTLING IN OVER THE STATE
THIS EVENING HAS ALLOWED NORTHERLY WINDS TO DECREASE...WITH
EVENING SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWING A CIRRUS DECK SPREADING NORTH OF
I-10. THESE HIGH CLOUDS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST ACROSS THE
REGION OVERNIGHT WITH AREAS UNDER THICKER PARTS OF THE DECK
POSSIBLY STAYING ONE OR TWO DEGREES WARMER THAN FORECAST.
REGARDLESS OF THESE CLOUDS...TONIGHT WILL BE COLD.

HUFFMAN

&&

MARINE...
MODERATE TO STRONG NORTH WINDS WILL SUBSIDE LATER TONIGHT OVER
THE BAYS...BUT CONTINUE OFFSHORE. BELOW NORMAL TIDES WILL CONTINUE
TONIGHT THEN RETURN TO NEAR NORMAL LATE TUESDAY AS AN ONSHORE FLOW
BEGINS. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN AT THE END OF THE WEEK AS
THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT TIGHTENS. POSSIBLE CAUTION TO NEAR
ADVISORY CONDITIONS ON THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. 33

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      27  52  34  62  49 /   0   0   0  10  10
HOUSTON (IAH)              30  53  35  63  52 /   0   0   0  10  10
GALVESTON (GLS)            39  53  46  65  59 /   0   0   0  10  20

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...FREEZE WARNING UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES:
     AUSTIN...BRAZORIA...CHAMBERS...COLORADO...FORT BEND...
     GALVESTON...HARRIS...JACKSON...LIBERTY...MATAGORDA...
     WALLER...WHARTON.

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

     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL NOON CST TUESDAY 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...14
AVIATION/MARINE...43



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