Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

000
FXUS64 KLCH 261128
AFDLCH

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
628 AM CDT Fri May 26 2017

.AVIATION...MVFR stratocu will be overspreading the area this
morning with moisture incoming on a strengthening low level
southerly flow. Surface winds will trend sustained near 15 knots
through much of the day, occasionally gusting to 20 to 25 knots.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 345 AM CDT Fri May 26 2017/

DISCUSSION...
This mornings surface map indicates the area remains between high
pressure over Florida and low pressure over the high plains
states. This is resulting in breezy conditions already over the
coastal waters and coastal counties and parishes. The diurnal peak
is expected shortly for these locations and winds are at or
exceeding small craft advisory criteria this morning. Otherwise
just some passing clouds with temperatures running several degrees
above this time yesterday.

Not much change to the going forecast. Will continue to see
southerly winds continue to bring in more moisture, mainly in the
lower levels. Temperatures will also continue to warm a bit each
day through Saturday with some areas getting into the 90s.

Some showers possible across the western portions of the area
Saturday night and Sunday, however bulk of the activity will hold
off until the front approaches Sunday night into Memorial Day
when showers and thunderstorms will be likely across much of the
area.

Front still looks to pull up stationary across the coastal zone
through the remainder of next week and will be the focus for at
least scattered activity, especially during the day.

MARINE...
Went ahead and hoisted a small craft advisory through mid morning
during the diurnal wind peak over the water as winds are already
meeting criteria in several locations, especially in gusts.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  89  73  91  75 /   0  10  10  10
LCH  86  76  88  77 /  10  10  10  10
LFT  87  75  91  76 /   0  10  10  10
BPT  87  77  89  77 /  10  10  10  20

&&

.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...None.
TX...None.
GM...Small Craft Advisory until 10 AM CDT this morning for GMZ450-452-
     455-470-472-475.

     Small Craft Exercise Caution from 10 AM this morning to 1 PM CDT
     this afternoon for GMZ450-452-455-470-472-475.

     Small Craft Exercise Caution until 10 AM CDT this morning for
     GMZ430-432.

     Small Craft Exercise Caution until 1 PM CDT this afternoon for
     GMZ435.

&&

$$


AVIATION...23



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.