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FXUS64 KLCH 230106
AFDLCH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
806 PM CDT WED OCT 22 2014

.UPDATE...HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES RIDGING DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI
VALLEY. SOME CIRRUS CURRENTLY AS FAR EAST AS BRYAN AND CORSICANA
TX WILL BE MOVING INTO OUR NORTHERN ZONES AFTER MIDNIGHT. DEW
POINTS AROUND CEN LA ARE RUNNING ABOUT 5 DEGREES HIGHER THAN
PROGGED. SOME COOLER AIR AROUND BATON ROUGE LOOKS POISED TO MOVE
INTO S CEN LA. TWEAKED TEMPS UP AROUND ALEXANDRIA AND LOWERED
TEMPS IN THE LAFAYETTE AREA DURING THE OVERNIGHT.

SWEENEY

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 719 PM CDT WED OCT 22 2014/

AVIATION...
CLR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. VFR FLIGHT
RULES EXPECTED THROUGH SUNRISE.

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 229 PM CDT WED OCT 22 2014/

DISCUSSION...
BASICALLY UNCHANGED WEATHER PATTERN CONTINUES AS HIGH PRESSURE
CONTINUES TO DOMINATE THE EASTERN U.S. INTO THE GULF COAST WITH NO
PRECIP EXPECTED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK. THIS LARGE HIGH
WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD SE AND FILTER COOLER AND DRY AIR OVERNIGHT
INTO THU...EXPECTING LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S ACROSS C LA...TO
LOWER/MID 50S ELSEWHERE. HIGHS THU GENERALLY IN THE MID/UPPER 70S.

THE SFC HIGH WILL SLOWLY SETTLE OVER THE N GULF STATES THU AFTERNOON
THRU EARLY SAT...WITH DIMINISHING WINDS INLAND EXPECTED. WITH
DIMINISHED WINDS AND MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES...EXPECT LOWS ONCE AGAIN
IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S.

EXPECT SLOW MODERATION OF THE HIGH LEADING TO GRADUALLY WARMING
TEMPS FOR SAT...BECOMING MORE NOTICEABLY BY SUN INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK AS THE HIGH MOVES EAST AND S TO SE FLOW RETURNS TO THE AREA.
AT THIS TIME...NO SIGNIFICANT MOISTURE AND DISTURBANCES EXPECTED
OVER THE REGION TO WARRANT SIGNIFICANT PRECIP CHANCES.

DML

MARINE...
NW WINDS 15-20 KTS WITH GUSTS ~25 KTS ACROSS THE 20-60NM ZONES
OCCURRED FOR MOST OF THE MORNING HOURS AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT
REMAINED TIGHTER BETWEEN THE RE-INFORCING HIGH AND TD#9 IN THE BAY
OF CAMPECHE. FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...NE
WINDS ~15 KTS AND SEAS 3-4 FT WILL CONTINUE DIMINISHING A BIT...MAINLY
REMAINING NE 10-15 KTS THROUGH EARLY FRI...DIMINISHING FURTHER AS
THE HIGH SETTLES OVER THE REGION. THE HIGH IS FORECAST TO SHIFT
EAST BY SUN...WITH S WINDS RETURNING FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KLCH  54  79  54  79  58 /   0   0   0   0   0
KBPT  57  79  56  79  60 /   0   0   0   0   0
KAEX  52  76  50  78  54 /   0   0   0   0   0
KLFT  51  79  52  78  55 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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