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Displaying AFOS PIL: AFDHGX Received: 2019-03-15 17:30 UTC


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FXUS64 KHGX 151730
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
1230 PM CDT Fri Mar 15 2019

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions to prevail through the forecast period.  North 
winds 15-20 KTS should decrease in intensity to around 10 knots 
by late afternoon. Mid and high level ceilings will continue
through this evening; however, most terminals will have FEW/SCT 
high clouds on Saturday.

Scattered light showers are possible along the coast this 
afternoon and tomorrow morning. 

Winds on Saturday should be from the north at 5-10 KTS except 
along the immediate coast where they may increase to 15-20 KTS by 
late morning.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1025 AM CDT Fri Mar 15 2019/ 

UPDATE...
Thunderstorms just off the coast early this morning have
dissipated/moved east. Further offshore 50+ miles band of MUCAPE
supporting the potential for more shower and thunderstorms
throughout the remainder of the morning and afternoon. As the
impressive little shortwave over Mexico tracks towards the region
expect to see the coastal waters blossom with showers and
thunderstorms and then as greatest band of lift arrives after 4 pm
probably some showers and wouldn't even rule out a thunderstorms
along and south of the Highway 59 corridor. Narrow CAPE profile
for these elevated storms this afternoon/night. Fast moving too
which should limit any accumulations. Temperatures this morning
were running a little cool so made some minor tweaks to the
forecast high temperatures today mainly to lower highs a degree or
two in the north and nudge them up a degree or two in the
southwest. 

Gusty NNE winds will continue through early afternoon but the
overall sustained winds should be dropping off so will let the
wind advisory for the coast expire at 11.  

Rip currents ramping back up and with Galveston Beach Patrol
observations have issued a Beach Hazards for strong rip currents. 

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
College Station (CLL)      40  59  42  64  41 /  10  10  10   0   0 
Houston (IAH)              46  58  45  65  45 /  10  10  20  10   0 
Galveston (GLS)            49  57  51  63  53 /  60  30  20  20   0 

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.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...High Rip Current Risk through Saturday afternoon for the 
     following zones: Brazoria Islands...Galveston Island and 
     Bolivar Peninsula...Matagorda Islands.

GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION through late tonight for the 
     following zones: Matagorda Bay.

     SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION until 4 PM CDT this 
     afternoon for the following zones: Galveston Bay.

     Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM CDT this afternoon for the 
     following zones: Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda 
     Ship Channel TX out 20 NM...Coastal waters from High Island 
     to Freeport TX out 20 NM.

     SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION from 4 PM CDT this afternoon 
     through late tonight for the following zones: Coastal 
     waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out 20 
     NM...Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport TX out 20 
     NM.

     Small Craft Advisory until 1 AM CDT Saturday for the following 
     zones: Waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX 
     from 20 to 60 NM...Waters from High Island to Freeport TX 
     from 20 to 60 NM.

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