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FXUS64 KHGX 200517
AFDHGX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1117 PM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SEE 06Z AVIATION DISCUSSION.

&&

.AVIATION...
NAM12 AND RAP SOUNDINGS CONTINUE TO ADVERTISE IFR CIGS OVERNIGHT
WITH GRADUAL IMPROVEMENT SATURDAY AFTN. VFR CONDS EVENTUALLY
EXPECTED BY 21/2100Z. WINDS WILL REMAIN LIGHT OVERNIGHT EXCEPT
NEAR THE COAST. SOME PATCHY FOG WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS. 43

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 828 PM CST FRI DEC 19 2014/

UPDATE...
A STRATUS DECK REMAINS IN PLACE ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS
TONIGHT...WITH AMDAR SOUNDINGS INDICATING THE DEPTH OF THESE
LOW CLOUDS AROUND 1000 FT. THIS CLOUD LAYER IS THIN ENOUGH TO
ALLOW FOR SUFFICIENT RADIATIONAL COOLING FOR FOG DEVELOPMENT AND
SEVERAL OBSERVATION SITES WERE ALREADY REPORTING MINOR REDUCTIONS
IN VISIBILITY AS OF 8 PM. HAVE ADDED PATCHY FOG INTO THE FORECAST
AND REMOVED RAIN MENTION OVER THE COASTAL WATERS AS ALL ACTIVITY
HAS MOVED EAST OF THE AREA. OTHERWISE... FORECAST REMAINS ON TRACK
FOR TONIGHT WITH GENERALLY LIGHT NORTHERLY WINDS IN PLACE AND LOWS
FALLING INTO THE MID TO UPPER 40S INLAND AND NEAR 50 ALONG THE
COAST.

HUFFMAN

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 545 PM CST FRI DEC 19 2014/

DISCUSSION...
SEE 00Z AVIATION DISCUSSION.

AVIATION...
RAP AND NAM12 FCST SOUNDINGS MAINTAIN IFR CIGS OVERNIGHT WITH SLOW
IMPROVEMENT TO MVFR ON SATURDAY. WET GROUNDS AND LIGHT WINDS WILL
ALSO LEAD TO AT LEAST SOME PATCHY FOG OVERNIGHT AS WELL. WINDS
WILL GRADUALLY RELAX THIS EVENT EXCEPT ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST.
43


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      47  56  46  59  46 /  10   0   0   0   0
HOUSTON (IAH)              49  58  46  60  46 /  10   0   0   0   0
GALVESTON (GLS)            51  57  52  59  52 /  10  10  10  10   0

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL 4 AM CST SATURDAY FOR
     THE FOLLOWING ZONES: GALVESTON BAY...MATAGORDA BAY.

     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING
     ZONES: WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL
     20 NM TO 60 NM...WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
     CHANNEL OUT 20 NM...WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20
     TO 60 NM...WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM.

&&

$$




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