Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FXUS64 KLCH 260256
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
956 PM CDT SAT OCT 25 2014

.DISCUSSION...
VERY QUIET NIGHT WITH CLR SKIES AND TEMPS FALLING INTO THE 50S BY
SUNRISE. CURRENT ZONES ARE FINE.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 624 PM CDT SAT OCT 25 2014/

DISCUSSION...
FOR 00Z TAFS...VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HRS.

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 253 PM CDT SAT OCT 25 2014/

DISCUSSION...
SURFACE RIDGE IS ROUGHLY LAYING ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA FROM EAST
TEXAS TO THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES BRINGING LIGHT AND VARIABLE
WINDS. MEANWHILE...STILL SEEING A DRY NORTHERLY FLOW AT THE MID
AND UPPER LEVELS. THE COMBINATION OF THESE TWO FEATURES IS
BRINGING ABOUT ANOTHER NICE WEATHER DAY WITH LOW HUMIDITY...SUNNY
SKIES AND MILD TEMPERATURES.

LOOKS TO BE ANOTHER CHILLY NIGHT AS SURFACE RIDGE WILL ALLOW FOR
LIGHT WINDS AND CLEAR SKIES...SO DECENT RADIATIONAL COOLING SHOULD
TAKE PLACE.

THE SURFACE RIDGE WILL BEGIN TO MOVE OFF TO THE EAST ON SUNDAY
WITH LIGHT ONSHORE WINDS GRADUALLY DEVELOPING DURING THE
DAY. THIS WILL BE THE BEGINNING OF A WARMING TREND WITH INCREASING
MOISTURE AS THE HIGH BECOMES ESTABLISHED OVER THE SOUTHEAST U.S.
AND RIDGES INTO THE FORECAST AREA EARLY IN THE WEEK.

AN UPPER LEVEL SHORT WAVE MOVING ACROSS THE PLAINS WILL HELP PUSH
A COLD FRONT INTO THE REGION ON TUESDAY...WITH THE FRONT SLOWLY
MOVING SOUTH AND INTO THE FORECAST AREA ON WEDNESDAY. MOISTURE
INCREASE AND LIFT FROM THE FRONT SHOULD BE SUFFICE TO PRODUCE A
FEW SHOWERS FROM LATE TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY.

ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE PLAINS TO THE
EAST ON THURSDAY...HELPING TO STRENGTHEN THE UPPER LEVEL TROF
OVER THE EASTERN U.S. AND PUSHING ANOTHER COLD FRONT QUICKLY
THROUGH THE FORECAST AREA ON THURSDAY NIGHT. WILL KEEP A TOKEN
SLIGHT CHANCE FOR SHOWERS WITH THIS FRONTAL PASSAGE...ALTHOUGH LOW
LEVEL CONVERGENCE AND MOISTURE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE AS IMPRESSIVE
WITH THIS SYSTEM.

DRIER AND QUITE COOL CONDITIONS WILL THEN SETTLE INTO THE FORECAST
AREA FOR HALLOWEEN INTO NEXT WEEKEND.

RUA

MARINE...
STILL LOOKING AT LIGHT OFFSHORE FLOW AND LOW SEAS THIS AFTERNOON
AS SURFACE RIDGE IS STILL SITUATED ACROSS THE REGION. THIS RIDGE
WILL BEGIN TO MOVE OFF TO THE EAST ON SUNDAY WITH LIGHT AND
VARIABLE WINDS BECOMING SOUTHERLY DURING THE DAY. SOUTHERLY WINDS
WILL INCREASE BY TUESDAY AS A SURFACE COLD FRONT DEVELOPS OVER THE
PLAINS AND NEARS THE REGION. THE COLD FRONT WILL GRADUALLY MOVE
INTO THE COASTAL WATERS ON THURSDAY WITH MODERATE NORTHERLY
WINDS...WITH WINDS POSSIBLY INCREASING NEXT WEEKEND AS A SECONDARY
COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH.

RUA

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KLCH  53  84  62  84  67 /   0   0   0  10  10
KBPT  56  85  65  83  68 /   0   0   0  10  10
KAEX  54  86  58  85  64 /   0   0   0   0  10
KLFT  53  86  61  84  66 /   0   0   0  10  10

&&

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