Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 301746
AFDHGX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1146 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

.AVIATION...
CIRRUS CONTINUES TO STREAM ACROSS THE TERMINALS THIS MORNING AS
PACIFIC MOISTURE IS SHUNTED OVER THE AREA AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING
DISTURBANCE NEAR BAJA CALIFORNIA... PROVIDING BROKEN TO OVERCAST
CEILINGS AROUND 25KFT. WHERE THE CIRRUS HAS BEEN THINNER /ALONG
AND WEST OF THE BRAZOS RIVER/... A STRATOCU DECK AROUND 4-5KFT HAS
BEEN ABLE TO DEVELOP. WHILE THIS DECK MAY IMPINGE ON THE FAR
WESTERN TERMINALS...VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PREVAIL THROUGH
THE MAJORITY OF THE PERIOD.

THE REGION IS PRESENTLY ON THE SOUTHERN PERIPHERY OF A SURFACE
RIDGE THIS MORNING AND AS THIS RIDGE SLIDES OFF TO THE
EAST...NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL VEER TO THE SOUTHEAST BY SATURDAY
MORNING. AS SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW RESUMES...MOISTURE RETURN WILL
ALLOW VFR CEILINGS TO LOWER /POTENTIALLY TO MVFR/ BY THE END OF
THE PERIOD. THE DISTURBANCE NEAR BAJA WILL CONTINUE TO APPROACH
SOUTHEAST TEXAS ON SATURDAY...BUT ANY -RA ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
SYSTEM DOES NOT LOOK TO OCCUR UNTIL AFTER 01/00Z.

HUFFMAN

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      58  44  60  57  64 /   0  10  40  50  60
HOUSTON (IAH)              60  45  61  57  69 /   0  10  20  30  80
GALVESTON (GLS)            56  51  59  57  63 /   0  10  20  40  60

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL 4 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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