Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FXUS64 KLCH 062244
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
444 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

.DISCUSSION...
00Z TAF ISSUANCE.

&&

.AVIATION...
SCT SHRA ASSOCIATED WITH THE UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL CONTINUE
THE NEXT 2-3 HOURS ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST THIS EVENING. CLOUDS
CEILINGS ~5000-10000FT THUS VFR EXPECTED...WITH GRADUAL CLEARING
AS DRIER AIR ALOFT FILTERS ACROSS THE REGION.

DML

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 225 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016/

DISCUSSION...RADAR DEPICTING A FEW LIGHT RETURNS OVER THE AREA.
PRECIP TO COME TO AN END THIS AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING WITH
EASTWARD ADVANCE OF UPPER TROF AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT ACROSS
THE FORECAST AREA. CLEAR SKIES THEN INCOMING WITH ANOTHER COLD
NIGHT AHEAD WITH LOWS NEAR FREEZING FROM CENTRAL LOUISIANA INTO
INTERIOR SOUTHEAST TEXAS....GENERALLY THE MID 30S ALONG THE
INTERSTATE 10 CORRIDOR AND THE UPPER 30S TO 40 AT THE COAST.
LOOKING AT A NICE WARMUP SUNDAY AFTER A CHILLY START REACHING
AROUND 60 AREA-WIDE.

DEEP CYCLONE DEVELOPS OVER THE GREAT LAKE REGION MONDAY WITH
ACCOMPANYING TROF DIGGING ACROSS THE EASTERN CONUS THROUGH THE
DAY. FEATURE WILL SWING A DRY COLD FRONT ACROSS THE REGION
USHERING IN ANOTHER ROUND OF COOLER TEMPERATURES...AND
SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER DEWPOINTS FOR THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE
WORK-WEEK. THIS IN A DEEP NORTH TO NORTHWEST FLOW BETWEEN EAST
COAST TROF AND AMPLIFIED WESTERN RIDGE.

TEMPERATURES TREND MORE TOWARD THE NORM ON WEDNESDAY...BEGINNING A
WARMUP FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK THAT WILL BE WELL ABOVE THE
NORM. MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN LIMITED AND NO RAIN CHANCES
HAVE BEEN MENTIONED WITHIN THE FORECAST.

MARINE...A COLD FRONT ADVANCING ACROSS THE NORTHWEST GULF THIS
AFTERNOON WILL BRING A RETURN OF OFFSHORE FLOW. A STRONGER FRONTAL
PASSAGE WILL OCCUR MONDAY FOLLOWED BY A SHARP INCREASE IN WINDS
ALONG WITH SIGNIFICANTLY BUILDING SEAS. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED. A GALE WARNING MAY BE REQUIRED.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  32  60  38  54 /  10   0   0   0
LCH  35  59  41  58 /  10   0   0   0
LFT  35  60  41  57 /  10   0   0   0
BPT  36  61  41  59 /  10   0   0   0

&&

.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...NONE.
TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT FOR
     GMZ470-472.

&&

$$


AVIATION...08



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