Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FXUS64 KCRP 211829
AFDCRP

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
1229 PM CST Sat Jan 21 2017

.DISCUSSION...

The fog over the nearshore waters has been very obstinate in
relinquishing it`s hold. Still expecting winds to veer more
towards the southwest which help to promote more mixing and scour
out the fog, or at least lift it above marine dense fog criteria.

Looking at some of the hi-res and global Bufkit forecast soundings
across the western zones, they are showing a period of a few hours
where deeper mixing occurs. We may get close to wind advisory
criteria across our extreme western areas which would add to
issues with fire weather too. We did issue an enhanced fire danger
threat for the Rio Grande Plains and western Brush Country for the
afternoon hours as relative humidity values drop into the teens.

18Z aviation discussion is below.

&&

.AVIATION...

Today...VFR. Southwesterly winds 12 to 15 knots expected with some
gusts into the mid/upper-20s near KLRD. Winds back more towards
the south tonight ahead of the approaching cold front. High
confidence.

Sunday...VFR. Very windy conditions expected as the cold front
pushing through the region Sunday morning. Strong northwesterly
winds kick in with sustained winds in the mid/upper-20 knot range
with gusts possibly into the lower-40 knots closer to the coast.
Strongest winds commence around 15Z and look to peak closer to
18-19Z. High confidence.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Corpus Christi    86  54  73  47  73  /   0   0   0   0   0
Victoria          82  52  70  45  73  /  10  10   0   0   0
Laredo            88  54  74  47  79  /   0   0   0   0   0
Alice             87  51  74  46  78  /   0   0   0   0   0
Rockport          83  55  71  52  69  /  10  10   0   0   0
Cotulla           85  51  72  43  78  /   0   0   0   0   0
Kingsville        89  53  74  46  76  /   0   0   0   0   0
Navy Corpus       83  57  72  52  68  /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.CRP WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...Fire Weather Watch from Sunday morning through Sunday afternoon
     For the following zones: Aransas...Bee...Calhoun...Duval...
     Goliad...Jim Wells...Kleberg...La Salle...Live Oak...
     McMullen...Nueces...Refugio...San Patricio...Victoria...
     Webb.

GM...Gale Warning from 2 AM to 9 PM CST Sunday For the following
     zones: Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas...
     Bays and Waterways from Port Aransas to Port O`Connor...
     Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM...
     Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel
     out 20 NM...Waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas from 20
     to 60 NM...Waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship
     Channel from 20 to 60 NM.

     Dense Fog Advisory until 1 PM CST this afternoon For the
     following zones: Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port
     Aransas out 20 NM...Coastal waters from Port Aransas to
     Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM.

&&

$$

GH/77...AVIATION



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