Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KLCH 311720
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1220 PM CDT Sat Oct 31 2020

.DISCUSSION...
18Z Halloween TAF`s

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.AVIATION...
No tricks this halloween. VFR conditions through the end of the
period. Winds will be light and variable before becoming organized
out of the north by 12Z. They will pick up a bit (~5to10kts) out
of the NNE from 15Z until well past the end of this TAF period.
Stigger/87

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 1033 AM CDT Sat Oct 31 2020/

DISCUSSION...
Minor adjustments to nudge first period grids to hourly
observational trends, but forecast is otherwise on track.
Enjoy this beautiful last day of October.

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PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 635 AM CDT Sat Oct 31 2020/

AVIATION...
AEX this am has a bit of BR but this will be gone quickly after
sunrise. With broad high pressure over the central and eastern US
winds to remain light... vsby will remain in the VFR range abv 3sm
and except for a bit of high CI moving in fm the eastern Pacific
skies to remain clear for today.

PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 300 AM CDT Sat Oct 31 2020/

DISCUSSION...

Short Term (Today through Sunday)
Main forecast issue will be temperatures.  Skies were mostly clear
with near calm winds early this morning with temperatures mainly in
the 40s. A pleasantly nice weekend is forecasted.  Mostly sunny
conditions are expected today with high temperatures in the upper
60s to lower 70s.  High pressure ridge will weaken tonight and a
reinforcing surge of cooler air is forecasted for Sunday, but it
should not affect maximum temperatures that afternoon. Lows will be
mainly in the upper 40s to lower 50s. High temperatures on Sunday
should reach the 70s.

Long Term (Sunday night through Saturday)...No significant weather
issues are expected. High pressure will build over the area through
Tuesday will slowly move through the Southeast U.S. through
Thursday. Colder than normal temperatures are forecasted for Monday
otherwise temperatures for the remainder of the week will be near or
slightly above normal. Relative humidities will be late in the week
on the rise E/SE flow as surface high expands over the eastern
U.S.

Overall light northerly flow will continue through at least Sunday
morning.  Good pressure gradient is progged over the area with
reinforcing cold front Sunday afternoon through Monday.  SCAs will
be likely Sunday night and Monday especially for offshore waters.
Current wind gust forecasts suggest gale force winds may be possible
Sunday night.   Winds will diminish Monday night as high pressure
ridge settles over the area.

MARINE...
Overall light northerly flow will continue through at least Sunday
morning.  Good pressure gradient is progged over the area with
reinforcing cold front Sunday afternoon through Monday.  SCAs will
be likely Sunday night and Monday especially for offshore waters.
Current wind gust forecasts suggest gale force winds may be possible
Sunday night.   Winds will diminish Monday night as high pressure
ridge settles over the area.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  45  72  39  62 /   0   0   0   0
LCH  50  72  46  65 /   0   0   0   0
LFT  50  73  45  65 /   0   0   0   0
BPT  50  74  46  66 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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AVIATION...87


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