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FXUS64 KLCH 240153
AFDLCH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
853 PM CDT THU OCT 23 2014

.UPDATE...UPPER TROF MOVED THROUGH LATE TODAY, CLEARING OUR SKIES
AND PRODUCING DECENT THICKNESS FALLS TNITE ESPECIALLY AROUND THE
NORTHERN AND EASTERN ZONES WHERE I TWEAKED TEMPS LOWER. WAS ABLE
TO INDIRECTLY VIEW THE PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE AND AGAIN NOTED A
PROMINENT SUNSPOT STILL EVIDENT FROM YESTERDAY. HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDING OVER WEST TEXAS SHOULD HELP MAINTAIN A DRY NORTHWESTERLY
UPPER FLOW.

SWEENEY

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 639 PM CDT THU OCT 23 2014/

AVIATION...

BKN250....LGHT WNDS... P6SM... VFR THRU SUNRISE

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 226 PM CDT THU OCT 23 2014/

DISCUSSION...
SFC ANALYSIS SHOWS HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING OVER THE EASTERN U.S. SW
INTO THE GULF COAST. WATER VAPOR SAT IMAGERY SHOWS UPPER TROF OVER
E TX...CONTINUING MID/HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS OVER E TX/LA THIS
AFTERNOON. THIS SHOULD CONTINUE EAST THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...WITH GRADUAL CLEARING EXPECTED OVERNIGHT. MAY HAVE
ENOUGH BREAKS TO VIEW THE PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE LATE THIS
AFTERNOON...WITH OF COURSE THE PROPER VIEWING EQUIPMENT...AND NOT
DIRECTLY WITH THE UNPROTECTED EYE. SAFEST WAY TO VIEW IT IS
FOCUSING THE IMAGE OF THE SUN ONTO A WHITE CARDBOARD WITH EITHER
BINOCULARS...TELESCOPE...OR PINHOLE THROUGH CARD STOCK. IT SHOULD
START AROUND 5 PM...WITH MID ECLIPSE CLOSE TO 6 PM WITH ABOUT 23%
COVERAGE.

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.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF PRECIP RETURNS BY TUE AFTERNOON AS ANOTHER
UPPER LEVEL TROF AND FRONT APPROACHES THE AREA BUT EXPECTED TO
STALL NORTH OF THE REGION. THE CHACE OF PRECIP WILL CONTINUE THRU
THU UNTIL THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT COLD FRONT MOVES THRU THE REGION
THAT AFTERNOON. THIS FRONT LIKELY TO BRING A MUCH STRONGER AND COLDER
AIR MASS TO THE REGION FOR LATE NEXT WEEK.

DML

MARINE...
NE WINDS OF 5-10 KTS ACROSS THE 0-20 KTS WITH 10-15 KTS ACROSS
THE 20-60NM ZONES WILL CONTINUE THRU FRI...DIMINISHING AS HIGH
PRESSURE SETTLES OVER THE REGION. THE HIGH IS FORECAST TO SHIFT
EAST BY SUN...WITH S-SE WINDS RETURNING THRU MID NEXT WEEK.
HYDROLOGY...

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KLCH  52  81  55  82  59 /   0   0   0   0   0
KBPT  53  82  57  82  60 /   0   0   0   0   0
KAEX  47  80  52  82  56 /   0   0   0   0   0
KLFT  47  80  53  81  58 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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