FXUS64 KHGX 190506
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
1206 AM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018
Skies clear across the north with stratus deck surging north.
Pacific cold front pushes through close to 12z near the coast.
IFR/MVFR ceilings will prevail before the front scours out the
moisture. Iffy about how much fog up north on the wet ground if
winds stay up. Close to the coast the sea fog already edging in
and visibility at GLS down to 5 miles with ceiling of OVC006.
Showers possible right along the frontal boundary though cap still
.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1015 PM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018/
Severe weather has departed the region with the short wave taking
the remaining storms into Jasper and LA area. Expect that stratus
deck should expand northward overnight. Some fog is possible
across the area with the combination of the wet ground across the
north and the rain cooled start to the evening. Made some
adjustments to the grids to lower pops/remove severe and adjust
temperatures. Will be watching the northern areas for the
development of fog which would be in more favorable area for
radiational cooling before the clouds arrive.
May need a short fused marine dense fog advisory for the nearshore
and bays after midnight.
Cold front still on track for the 3 am to 8 am window to sweep
through and usher in the dry air.
Quite the night of severe weather across the northern areas with
numerous reports of golfball to baseball and possibly some near
softball. Trees down and power outages accompanied some of the
storms and Twitter videos showed what looked like winds well in
excess of 50 mph.
-Note- The storms that moved through the Huntsville area may have
impacted the UTS ASOS and would explain why we aren't receiving
observations from the site.
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
College Station (CLL) 48 70 46 75 53 / 0 0 0 0 0
Houston (IAH) 50 72 50 75 55 / 0 0 0 0 0
Galveston (GLS) 57 71 59 72 63 / 0 0 0 0 0
TX...Fire Weather Watch from 11 AM CDT this morning through this
evening for the following zones: Austin...Brazos...
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