Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FXUS64 KLCH 242248
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
548 PM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

.DISCUSSION...
00Z TAF ISSUANCE.

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.AVIATION...
S WINDS ~7-8 KTS LATE THIS AFTERNOON WILL DIMINISH TO 5 KTS OR
LESS THIS EVENING WITH VFR EXPECTED. LOWERING VSBY EXPECTED TO
MVFR BY 08Z...WITH INTERMITTENT LIFR VSBY/CEILING POSSIBLE BETWEEN
09-13Z AS PATCHY DENSE FOG IS EXPECTED. OTHERWISE...VFR EXPECTED
AFTER 14Z WITH MAINLY S WINDS 10-12 KTS AND VFR EXPECTED.

DML

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX/

DISCUSSION...

VIS SAT LOOP SHOWING SCT CU GENERALLY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF
SE TX/SW-SC LA WITH CLR SKIES ACROSS NORTHERN AREAS WHERE IT IS
STILL A DRIER RELATIVE TO THE SOUTHERN AREAS. TEMPS HAVE WARMED
INTO THE LOWER TO MID 70S AREA-WIDE. THE MAIN SHORT-TERM ISSUE IS
AREAS OF RADIATIONAL INLAND FOG LATER TONIGHT AND HAVE MAINTAINED
THIS POSSIBILITY WITH M CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS OVERNIGHT.
EXPECT TO SEE SOME LOW CLOUDS DEVELOP ACROSS WESTERN SECTIONS OF
THE AREA LATE TONIGHT AS WELL.

NO SIGNIFICANT CHGS CONCERNING THE NEXT COLD FRONT WHICH SHOULD
ARRIVE ACROSS NW PORTIONS OF THE AREA THURS MORNING AND PUSH
THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS BY LATE THU AFT. THE BEST CHC OF
SHWRS/TSTMS APPEARS TO BE OFFSHORE...BUT STILL EXPECT SCT
SHWRS/TSTMS ACROSS ALL OF THE AREA ON THU. IN THE WAKE OF THE
FRONT...SHOULD SEE TEMPS FALL INTO THE MID 40S WELL INLAND THU
NIGHT. A WARMUP WILL BEGIN ON SUNDAY AND CONTINUES INTO EARLY
NEXT WEEK. THE NEXT CHC OF RAIN BEGINS AGAIN ON TUE ACROSS
WESTERN AREAS AS ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM THE WEST.
STILL MUCH UNCERTAINTY WITH THIS SYSTEM AS THE ECMWF IS DEPICTING
A MUCH STRONGER SYSTEM THAN THE GFS. 33

MARINE...

LIGHT S/SE WINDS THIS AFT AND TONIGHT...WILL INCREASE SOME ON
WEDNESDAY. BEHIND THE FRONT ON THU NIGHT WILL SEE WINDS AROUND 20
KTS OFFSHORE AND MAY NEED AN SCA AT THAT TIME. WINDS WILL RETURN
TO ONSHORE ON SATURDAY. 33

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  54  79  56  70 /   0   0  10  40
LCH  57  78  61  74 /   0   0  10  40
LFT  57  79  60  78 /  10  10  10  40
BPT  58  78  61  74 /   0   0  10  50

&&

.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...NONE.
TX...NONE.
GM...NONE.
&&

$$


AVIATION...08


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