Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 271708
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1108 AM CST FRI FEB 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...
PERHAPS SOME BREAKS IN THE OVC DECK THROUGH THE AFTN BUT WINDS
JUST ABOVE THE SFC NOT THAT STRONG THIS MORNING. CURRENT GRIDS
APPEAR TO HAVE THINGS COVERED SO NO CHANGES PLANNED ATTM. 41

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION...  /ISSUED 430 AM CST FRI FEB 27 2015/

NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS FOR THE
NEXT TWO DAYS AS WE CLOSE OUT THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. SURFACE HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGING INTO THE AREA FROM THE NORTH TODAY WILL KEEP COOL
NORTH/NORTHEAST WINDS IN PLACE. AS THE SURFACE HIGH MOVES OFF TO
THE EAST OVER THE WEEKEND... WINDS GRADUALLY COME AROUND TO THE
EAST ON SATURDAY AND SOUTHEAST ON SUNDAY. ALONG WITH THIS
DEVELOPING ONSHORE FLOW WILL COME WARMING TEMPERATURES...AN
INCREASE IN MOISTURE LEVELS...AND A RETURN OF RAIN INTO THE
FORECAST AS WEAK DISTURBANCES EMBEDDED IN A SOUTHWEST FLOW ALOFT
RIDE ACROSS THE STATE. ENOUGH INSTABILITY IS EXPECTED TO BRING
SOME SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS INTO OUR AREA DURING THE FIRST HALF OF
NEXT WEEK...AND BY TUESDAY STRENGTHENING ONSHORE WINDS WILL KEEP
LOW TEMPERATURES BOTH TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY MORNING IN THE LOW TO
MID 60S WHICH ARE SOME 10 TO 15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. IT STAYS ON
THE WARM SIDE UNTIL THE NEXT STRONG COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE
AREA ON WEDNESDAY. MODERATE/STRONG NORTH WINDS BEHIND THIS FRONT
WILL MAKE NEXT THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FEEL LIKE WINTER AGAIN. 42

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      45  33  52  50  68 /  10  20  30  40  50
HOUSTON (IAH)              51  36  57  52  71 /  10  10  20  40  50
GALVESTON (GLS)            51  44  56  56  67 /  10  10  30  40  30

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 9 AM CST SATURDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING
     ZONES: MATAGORDA BAY...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.

     SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING
     FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES: GALVESTON BAY.

&&

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