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FXUS64 KLCH 170435
AFDLCH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1135 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

.AVIATION...A STRATOCU DECK PARKED JUST OFFSHORE SHOULD MOVE INLAND
AND LOWER TO MVFR AT BPT AND LCH LATER TNITE AND LINGER UNTIL LATE MORNING.
THE ACADIANA AIRPORTS SHOULD SEE VFR CIGS AROUND DAYBREAK. VFR
STROCU CIGS SHOULD RULE BY NOON FOR ALL TERMINALS AHEAD OF A TROF.

SWEENEY

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 947 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014/

DISCUSSION...
INHERITED GRIDS/ZONES APPEAR TO BE IN GOOD SHAPE AS IS THIS EVENING.
SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS PLENTIFUL CIRRUS ASSOCIATED WITH WEAK
DISTURBANCE ALOFT APPROACHING THE REGION...WHILE STRATOCU IS NOTED
OFF THE SERN LA COAST PLUS FURTHER DOWN THE TX COAST ATTM. HIGH CLOUD
COVER WILL CONTINUE TO OVERSPREAD THE REGION TONIGHT...WHILE
STRATOCU WILL BEGIN DEVELOPING LATER AS THE LOW-LEVELS SATURATE
UNDER A DEVELOPING INVERSION...ALL OF WHICH SHOULD SOMEWHAT TEMPER
FURTHER TEMP FALLS TONIGHT.

NO UPDATE PLANNED ATTM...HAVE A GOOD EVENING.
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PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 300 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014/

DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE IS MOVING ACROSS THE EASTERN HALF OF
THE COUNTRY WITH WINDS VEERING TO AN EAST TO SOUTHEAST DIRECTION
LOCALLY. THIS HAS BEGUN A WARMING AND MOISTENING TREND. PWAT ON
THE 12Z KLCH SOUNDING WAS BELOW 0.2" AND VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO
CLIMB TO AROUND 1" AND PERHAPS MORE BY 0Z TOMORROW EVENING. AS
MOISTURE INCREASES A WEAK FRONT WILL LIMP INTO THE REGION WHILE
LIFT INCREASES WITH A PASSING UPPER DISTURBANCE. THIS MAY ALLOW
FOR ISOLD SHOWERS IN THE AREA FROM THU AFTERNOON INTO FRI MORNING.
BEHIND THE WEAK FRONT WINDS WILL SHIFT BACK TO A NE DIRECTION AND
PWAT VALUES WILL SLIGHTLY FALL, BUT COOLER WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED.

FOR EASTER WEEKEND TEMPERATURES WILL BE VERY NEAR NORMAL AND DRY
WEATHER IS ANTICIPATED FOR SATURDAY, HOWEVER BY SUNDAY ISOLD
STORMS MAY BE POSSIBLE ACROSS SE TX. DURING THE WEEKEND AN AREA OF
LOW PRESSURE WILL EJECT NE ACROSS THE PLAINS ALONG WITH AN UPPER
DISTURBANCE. THIS DISTURBANCE MAY THEN SLOWLY MOVE ACROSS THE MID
MS VALLEY THROUGH EARLY TO MID WEEK WHILE SLOWLY WEAKENING KEEPING
A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND PERHAPS A THUNDERSTORM IN THE
FORECAST FOR PORTIONS OF THE AREA INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

MARINE...AS STRONG HIGH PRESSURE DEPARTS THE AREA A MODERATE EAST
FLOW CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH THURSDAY. A WEAK FRONT WILL MOVE
ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS THURSDAY NIGHT OR EARLY FRIDAY BRIEFLY
SHIFTING THE WINDS TO AN OFFSHORE DIRECTION, HOWEVER AN ONSHORE
FLOW WILL RESUME DURING SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

05

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KLCH  52  72  58  78  60 /  10  20  10  10  10
KBPT  56  73  59  78  61 /  10  20  10  10  10
KAEX  46  71  55  77  57 /  10  10  20  10  10
KLFT  50  71  59  76  59 /  10  20  20  20  10

&&

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

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