Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 161742
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
1242 PM CDT Mon Oct 16 2017

.AVIATION...
Main issue with TAFS in the short-term (this afternoon into this
evening) will be wind gusts. This offshore flow will be decreas-
ing tonight...with a light NE flow expected tomorrow. Otherwise,
VFR conditions. 41

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 937 AM CDT Mon Oct 16 2017/

The surface high pressure was centered over Oklahoma at mid
morning. A combination of a tight surface pressure gradient and
cold air advection was causing gusty winds at the coast. Winds
were slightly higher on Galveston Island with the trajectory
across Galveston Bay. Since guidance continues to show the wind
potential through midday, extended the wind advisory for Galveston
through 1:00 PM. Will monitor winds over the next few hours to
see if the advisory needs to be extended further into the
afternoon.

Also issued a rip current statement from conditions reported by
the Galveston Beach Patrol. This statement covers the coastal
counties through 6:00 PM.

40

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
College Station (CLL)      77  49  78  49  82 /   0   0   0   0   0
Houston (IAH)              77  54  78  54  83 /   0   0   0   0   0
Galveston (GLS)            77  61  77  64  81 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...High Rip Current Risk until 6 PM CDT this evening for the
     following zones: Brazoria...Chambers...Galveston...
     Matagorda.

     Wind Advisory until 1 PM CDT this afternoon for the following
     zones: Galveston.

GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION until 4 PM CDT this
     afternoon for the following zones: Galveston Bay...
     Matagorda Bay.

     Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM CDT this afternoon for the
     following zones: Coastal waters from Freeport to the
     Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM...Coastal waters from High
     Island to Freeport out 20 NM...Waters from Freeport to the
     Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to 60 NM...Waters from High
     Island to Freeport from 20 to 60 NM.

&&

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