Thursday, February 22, 2018

Feb. 19 18

Northwest Houston, TX, during the early morning.
West Houston, TX, during the early afternoon.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the early evening.
Near, or maybe in Cypress, TX, during the late evening.


Locations: Northwest and west Houston, TX, and Cypress, TX.


Thoughts: The day was warm, mostly cloudy, and windy, I think, with maybe some drizzle.


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FXUS64 KHGX 200518
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
1118 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.AVIATION...
A mix of MVFR/VFR ceilings and fcst soundings support MVFR
ceilings for the rest of the night. HRRR and other short term
guidance support IFR ceilings but this appears to be slightly
overdone as IFR cigs were supposed to develop between 00-02z and
that has failed to materialize. Strong winds at and just off the
surface will likely keep cigs around 1500 feet. Winds won`t fully
decouple and gusty winds will likely persist for much of the
night. The winds will likely create enough mixing to limit the fog
threat for everywhere except the immediate coast. Sea fog has been
slow to develop despite short term guidance suggesting the fog
will return. Water temps are up to 62 degrees and dew pts are in
the upper 60s so would expect some fog overnight but winds/mixing
might mitigate the threat. Fcst soundings look unstable tomorrow
aftn over the northern TAF sites with PW values approaching 1.80
inches. Will carry prevailing thunder for Tuesday afternoon at
both KCLL and KUTS based primarily on the Hi Res ARW and the GFS.
Further south, will carry a VCSH in the afternoon as PWs climb to
around 1.55 inches but soundings look a bit more stable. KIAH is
on the cusp between TSRA and SHRA but leaned toward showers at
this time.  43

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1004 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018/

UPDATE...
The KGRK VAD wind profiler shows a 35-45 knot low level jet has
developed across Central Texas this evening, feeding Gulf moisture
into the eastern half of Texas. Small disturbances translating
across Texas in the southwest flow aloft will continue to result
in the development of showers and a few thunderstorms north of an
Edna to Cleveland line overnight, consistent with where SPC
Mesoanalysis has identified the steepest mid-level lapse rates.
Evening infrared imagery is already showing some convective
enhancement for activity translating across the Rio Grande out of
Mexico.

The main update for this forecast was to pull rain chances
farther north for the aforementioned trends and increase overnight
low temperatures where cloud cover and elevated southerly winds
will keep overnight lows in the mid 60s to near 70.

Preliminary inspection of the 00Z guidance continues to indicate
the potential for heavy rain across the Brazos Valley and Piney
Woods areas tomorrow night. Continuing to monitor for the
potential for training showers and thunderstorms across this area
as a frontal boundary approaches the region late Tuesday night or
early Wednesday morning with fairly unidirectional wind profiles
in place. Have noticed some difference in forecast rain amounts
during this time however, likely due to the presence of some lower
level capping (NAM BUFR provides a more southwest low level flow
and has more capping/lower rain totals and the GFS BUFR has a more
southerly flow and less capping/higher rain totals). With
southwest flow aloft becoming more amplified during the day
tomorrow with the approach of an upper trough over the Great
Basin now, inclined to think low level winds will back and a more
southerly low level flow (and higher rain totals) will prevail
but will wait for the remainder of 00Z guidance to come in before
making any changes to the ongoing forecast.

Huffman

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
College Station (CLL)      68  78  64  70  53 /  20  60  80  80  80
Houston (IAH)              68  79  67  78  62 /  10  50  60  80  70
Galveston (GLS)            66  73  66  73  64 /  10  30  50  70  60

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION until 6 AM CST Tuesday for
     the following zones: Coastal waters from Freeport to the
     Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM...Coastal waters from High
     Island to Freeport out 20 NM...Galveston Bay...Matagorda
     Bay.

     Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM CST Tuesday for the following
     zones: Waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel
     from 20 to 60 NM...Waters from High Island to Freeport from
     20 to 60 NM.

&&

$$

Discussion...14
Aviation/Marine...43

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Feb. 20 18

Houston, TX, during the early morning.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the early morning.
Houston, TX radar, during the early afternoon.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the late evening.
West Houston, TX, during the late evening.
Houston, TX radar, during the early evening.
Houston, TX radar, during the early night.
Houston, TX radar, during the early night.
West Houston, TX, during the early night.


Locations: Northwest and west Houston, TX.


Thoughts: The predicted rain had not yet arrived yet, except for maybe in some locations in the Houston, TX area. The day was warm, dry, and cloudy.



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FXUS64 KHGX 210301
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
901 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

.DISCUSSION...
At 7 PM, a cold front extended from about Paris to Gateville to
Fort Stockton. Scattered showers continue to develop just ahead
and behind the front. Earlier tonight, some moderately heavy rain
fell across Walker, Madison and Houston counties with Wyser Bluff
in Walker county receiving 1.58 between Noon and 7 PM. FWIW, the
radar is underestimating precip and the gages are showing 25-35%
higher totals. At 850 MB, a 45-50 kt low level jet is located
over East TX/West LA with a ribbon of higher moisture across
central LA into central TX. At 300 mb, upper level winds show a
broad split over N-NE Texas. Water vapor imagery shows a well
defined disturbance over northern Mexico. Storms were developing
in advance of this feature and will continue to do so. Both the
GFS/ECMWF show this speed max and this feature will approach the
middle coast placing SE TX in a LFQ. Feel convection will fill in
toward the middle coast tonight and move into SE TX prior to
sunrise. The 00z CRP sounding showed a PW value of 1.81 inches
which is one of the highest values I`ve ever seen in February. The
unseasonably high moisture coupled with the approaching speed max
and a slow moving cold front should set the stage for widespread
showers and thunderstorms early Wednesday. Some of the rain will
be locally heavy. Widespread rainfall of 1 to 3 inches looks
likely over most of the region with some isolated areas receiving
between 3 and 5 inches. Since the 00z models are not all in yet,
will hold off on a Flash Flood Watch but one might be required for
Wednesday morning. Temps are tricky as well and will fall
significantly in the wake of the cold front. Have raised PoPs for
09-12z and bumped up QPF grids. Rest of the forecast is in good
shape. 43

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 546 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018/

AVIATION [00Z TAF Issuance]...
Pretty messy weather expected for the upcoming TAF period.
Ceilings have improved in most areas this afternoon but will
likely fall back down to IFR later this evening and overnight
tonight. The models are suggesting the front and associated
showers and storms may be arriving a little quicker than
previously indicated. Either way, the front will push through CLL
and UTS first with showers and thunderstorms before drifting into
the Houston Metro (IAH, HOU, SGR, CXO) early tomorrow morning and
sticking around for most of the day. Expect rounds of showers and
thunderstorms throughout the day tomorrow, potentially tapering
off to SHRA towards the tail end of the taf period. Ceilings may
improve to MVFR or even VFR briefly before the front arrives, but
should fall back down to IFR in the wake of the front. 11

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 344 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018/

NEAR TERM [Through Tonight]...

Radar this afternoon has become more active from Columbus up to
Brenham/College Station to Madisonville. Based on SPC mesoanalysis
data, this activity seems to be rooted within the main moisture
axis of 1.6-1.8 inches of precipitable water. This is also where
the LLJ is the strongest with 850mb wind around 40-50 knots and
850mb dewpoints around 13-14C. This appears to be a more favored
area for convection and training of cells given the deep upper
level flow from the SW.

Upper air analysis shows a deep trough over the western U.S. with
a strong ridge in the western Atlantic. Sandwiched in between is
the Plains where the pattern is supportive of the cold front in
north Texas stalling over the area. However since there are 30-40
degree temperature drops behind the front and the shallow nature
of the front, this front will continue to push south and likely
reach the northern third of the forecast area around 12Z Wed.
Latest HRRR and WRF ARW/NMM all support this idea along with the
NAM. Synoptic models are slower to catch onto this trend. With
this shift in the forecast, temperatures will be falling behind
the front and this means the boundary will be more of a focus for
rainfall. Trends in the NAM and then the last couple of HRRR/RAP13
runs raise some eyebrows with their QPF output. If there is a WRF
model runs that lends support to these trends it might be the 12Z
WRF- ARW from Texas Tech while the NCEP WRF- ARW/NMM show less
precipitation through 12Z Wednesday.

Overpeck

SHORT TERM [Wednesday Through Thursday Night]...

Bottom line: it`s going to rain Wednesday and then begin to taper
off Thursday. From a pattern recognition standpoint, this
forecast for the next couple of days is not that hard. Upper
levels - we have a trough out west with SW jet stream flow and an
approaching jet streak. In fact the beginnings of the divergence
from this jet streak approaches S Texas and SE Texas Wednesday
morning. Deep moisture is in place with high dewpoint air through
the boundary layer. Precipitable water values peak around 1.6 to
1.8 inches which is right at the 30 year climo max for this time
of year. In fact, the 12z CRP sounding from today had a record of
1.61 inches of PW. Now let`s throw in a 30-40 knot LLJ from the
south that lines up normal to an approaching cold front. And
that`s the last ingredient: the cold front is now expected to push
off the coast and stall so there will be lift over the front with
all the deep moisture over the region. So overall, models are in
decent agreement with this pattern going forward. The devil will
be in the details of the mesoscale. That is where the recent
12Z/18Z NAM trends along with the HRRR/RAP may be onto something
that the other models are not resolving. Mesoscale interactions
will be critical as areas of training of storms and favored areas
of convection could shift and likely shift southward from the
original threat area for heavy rainfall. The NAM in particular
shows a meso-low feature forming on the front tied to the
divergence in the jet streak. This meso-low supports heavy
rainfall farther south and a trend to monitor overnight. Of course
the NAM has a history of not performing well in convective
situations, but still a trend to watch.

Heavy rain threat still looks to be for the northern third of the
forecast area from Brenham to Huntsville northward where 2-4
inches of rain look likely through 12Z Friday or a 2 day total for
Wednesday and Thursday. Farther south looks like 1 to 3 inches
are more likely with 1 inch along the coast. This is a little
higher than yesterday`s forecast and on track from the forecast
package from the overnight shift. However there very well could be
a shift southward in the threat area. This means that the
isolated areas of 3 inches could become more common but for now
this will serve as an alternate scenario. Overall confidence
remains in the higher rainfall amounts occurring over the
northern portions of the forecast area. The main impacts will be
still street flooding in urban areas and the usual low lying
areas/underpasses. This includes rural roads in valleys or near
creeks. For more impacts see the hydrology section below.

Thursday the cold front that stalled along or just off the coast
will push back north as a warm front. This will keep rain chances
going in the forecast with mainly elevated convection. PW values
still range from 1.6 to 1.8 inches but should be decreasing
Thursday night into Friday. Upper level forcing also moves off to
the NE which may limit the extent of convection later on Thursday.
There may still be some brief periods of heavy rainfall but not
as many convective clusters moving over the region. Rainfall
amounts look to be more in the tenth to a half inch amounts on
Thursday so the majority of the heavy rainfall threat will be on
Wednesday.

Overpeck

LONG TERM [Friday Through Tuesday]...

The warm front that will push through SE TX Thursday, will move
move well north of the region into the NE TX on Friday. Winds will
remain onshore behind this feature, allowing moisture to continue
funneling into the region. Precipitable water (PW)values will
rise back up to 1.3-1.4 inches. Therefore, showers and
thunderstorms will again be possible Friday and Saturday, with the
best coverage north of I-10 Friday into Saturday. Precip coverage
will then shift east by Saturday afternoon, with the best chance
for showers and thunderstorms east of I-45 and south of I-10.

Saturday night into Sunday morning an area of low pressure
associated with a frontal boundary tracks eastward across the
midwest. A Pacific airmass fills in behind this feature, as the
front pushes southward into the region reaching our northern zones
as early as Saturday afternoon. There is some discrepancy between
the global guidance regarding the timing of this front. The GFS
brings the cold front into the region faster than the ECMWF. GFS
also shows cooler temperatures behind the front in comparison to
the ECMWF, as drier air filters into the region. Forecast
soundings show a quick drop in PW values behind the front,
potentially falling as low as 0.4-0.6 inches according to both the
GFS and ECMWF. High temperatures behind the front will range
between the mid 60s-70s, with low temperatures in the low 50s-
60s.

Surface high pressure attempts to build back into the region
Monday into Tuesday, and a warming trend will commence.
Temperatures should rise back above normal climatological values
by the beginning of next week. Onshore flow will also return, as
winds turn out of the southeast.

Hathaway

MARINE...

South to southeast flow will continue through Wednesday
afternoon. This will keep the moisture flowing into and across the
coastal waters leading to areas of fog with some dense fog
possible. Have reissued the marine dense fog advisory for the 0-20
nm waters through Noon Wednesday. Improvement will be slow
Wednesday morning. The persistent flow will maintain seas of 5-8
feet well offshore so will extend the SCA through 12z Wednesday.
Winds relaxing as the front stalls which should allow seas to
slowly subside though as the front begins to retreat back
northward from the coastal areas the threat of fog returns
Thursday. The warm moist flow Thursday through Saturday will
likely lead to continued fog issues. Guidance in general shows a
front pushing off the coast early Sunday morning probably ending
the fog threat but with showers and thunderstorms.

Tides will continue to run well above normal though with the
lower amplitude tidal cycle don`t anticipate coastal flooding
issues. 45

HYDROLOGY...

In anticipation of heavy rainfall and resulting rises in rivers,
tributaries and bayous, here are some items to consider when
looking at hydrographs and forecasts from the WGRFC. River
forecasts include 24 hours of QPF. Based on the river forecast
output, no basins are expected to reach action stage. WGRFC did
run contingency forecasts with 48 hours of QPF which resulted in
some rises to action and minor flood stages for the Trinity,
Brazos and San Jacinto Rivers. These forecasts hinge on how much
rain ultimately falls upstream and is routed through the river
system so there is still time to monitor conditions and forecasts
for changes. Harris County bayous would need 4 inches of rainfall
or more to generate flooding but this is also dependent upon rain
fall rates and how quickly the rain falls. Bottom line: we will be
monitoring conditions for rises on rivers and bayous but biggest
impact still to be street flooding/flooding of low lying areas and
poor drainage areas.

KLG/SO

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
College Station (CLL)      78  54  56  43  59 /  70  90  90  70  60
Houston (IAH)              79  69  74  55  75 /  50  50  90  70  60
Galveston (GLS)            75  65  72  62  73 /  20  30  70  70  50

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...Dense Fog Advisory until noon CST Wednesday for the following
     zones: Coastal waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship
     Channel out 20 NM...Coastal waters from High Island to
     Freeport out 20 NM.

     SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION until 6 AM CST Wednesday for
     the following zones: Matagorda Bay.

     Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM CST Wednesday for the following
     zones: Waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel
     from 20 to 60 NM...Waters from High Island to Freeport from
     20 to 60 NM.

&&

$$

Discussion...43

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
549 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>213-226-227-235-220000-
Austin-Brazos-Burleson-Colorado-Fort Bend-Grimes-Harris-Houston-
Jackson-Liberty-Madison-Montgomery-Polk-San Jacinto-Trinity-
Walker-Waller-Washington-Wharton-
549 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas..

.DAY ONE...Tonight

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will possible
tonight. Some of the storms will produce locally heavy rain
especially north of a Columbus to Conroe to Livingston line. Minor
flooding in low lying and other flood prone areas will be
possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will persist for much of the
day. Rainfall could again be locally heavy, especially in the
morning.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Feb. 18 18

Northwest Houston, TX, near Tomball, TX, during the mid-morning.
Houston, TX radar, during the late morning.
Houston, TX radar, during the early afternoon.
The conditions in the Magnolia, TX area, during the early afternoon.
The Magnolia, TX area, during the early evening.
The Magnolia, TX area, during the late night.


Locations: Northwest and maybe north Houston, TX, Tomball, TX, and the Magnolia, TX area.


Thoughts: The day was mostly cloudy, windy, and very warm. I don't think the Houston, TX area got any rain. Just maybe some brief light drizzle, or showers.


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FXUS64 KHGX 190524
AFDHGX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
1124 PM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Water vapor imagery shows drier air working into the region and
this is reflected in forecast soundings and the lack of low level
moisture. Guidance shows a mixed bag with regard to ceiling
heights/visibility tonight but think the drier solutions may be on
to something. The pressure gradient is tight enough to support
moderate to strong winds and between the mixing from the winds and
slightly drier air, feel MVFR cigs will be most likely. Gusty
S-SE winds are expected on Monday as low pressure tracks across
the central plains. Sea fog at KGLS has dissipated and don`t think
it`ll be back overnight but could return again Monday evening. 43

&&

.MARINE...
The gradient has tightened significantly and sustained winds are
approaching 20 knots offshore so felt it was best to issue an SCA
for the offshore waters. Will carry a Caution statement elsewhere
but southerly flow is having trouble mixing to the surface over
the cooler nearshore waters. Fog has dissipated and dropped the
Dense FOg Advisory for the southern nearshore waters but continued
the Advisory off Galveston and Galveston Bay. Web cameras still
showing pockets of dense fog over the bay. 43

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 848 PM CST Sun Feb 18 2018/

UPDATE...
Only minor changes made to ongoing forecast. Cloud cover and
elevated southerly winds in response to a surface low over the
High Plains will result in overnight low temperatures only falling
into the lower to mid 60s. May see a few isolated showers skirt
the Brazos Valley before sunrise as an upper level disturbance
located over Chihuahua on SPC Mesoanalysis lifts northeast
overnight.

Huffman


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
College Station (CLL)      78  64  79  66  76 /  20  20  20  20  60
Houston (IAH)              77  64  80  67  77 /  20  10  20  20  50
Galveston (GLS)            74  64  73  66  73 /  20  10  20  20  30

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION until 6 AM CST Monday for
     the following zones: Coastal waters from Freeport to the
     Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM...Coastal waters from High
     Island to Freeport out 20 NM...Galveston Bay...Matagorda
     Bay.

     Dense Fog Advisory until 6 AM CST Monday for the following
     zones: Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport out 20
     NM...Galveston Bay.

     Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM CST Monday for the following
     zones: Waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel
     from 20 to 60 NM...Waters from High Island to Freeport from
     20 to 60 NM.

&&

$$

Discussion...14

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
417 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

TXZ213-214-235>238-191300-
Brazoria-Chambers-Galveston-Harris-Jackson-Matagorda-
417 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Sea fog could gradually make its way inland early this morning and
maybe again late tonight. Visibility could be reduced below 1 mile
at times, especially closer to the coastline.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Periods of sea fog can are possible through midweek. We will be
monitoring the potential for locally heavy rainfall in association
with the next weather system that approaches toward midweek.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation might be needed toward midweek.

$$

Monday, February 19, 2018

Feb. 17 18


Houston, TX radar, during the mid-morning.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the mid-morning.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the late morning.
Houston, TX radar, during the mid-afternoon.

Houston, TX radar, during the late afternoon.
Houston, TX radar, during the late evening.
Houston, TX radar, during the early night.


Locations: Northwest and north Houston, TX.


Thoughts: Isolated bands of light to moderate and sometimes moderately heavy showers passed through the Houston, TX area, during the morning, afternoon, evening, and night. I witnessed some light to moderately heavy showers while driving with my friend to his parents house, during the late morning and early afternoon. The day was warm, mostly cloudy, and a little wet.


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FXUS64 KHGX 180300
AFDHGX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
900 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

.UPDATE...
The main update with the forecast tonight is to account for a
farther south progression of a cold front than previously
advertised. The KHGX radar shows this boundary stretching from
Vanderbilt to Bonney to Texas City and with the KHGX VAD wind
profiler showing very light winds above the surface doing little
to inhibit the southward movement, expect density differences to
drive this boundary off the coast within the next 2-3 hours. As
this front cleared the NWS Houston office, the temperature dropped
7 degrees within 30 minutes. Given these short-term trends, have
lowered low temperatures a few degrees into the upper 40s to near
60. A brief northerly wind shift associated with this boundary
moving off the coast may result in a brief respite in sea fog
(detailed in the marine section below) before winds veer to the
east sometime in the 3-6 AM timeframe.

SPC mesoanalysis shows the 925 MB front located farther north,
roughly north of Interstate 10, and convergence along this feature
may produce isolated to scattered showers through the overnight
hours north of a Columbus to Liberty line. Patchy radiation fog
may also be possible as dew point depressions decrease overnight
through mid morning, with best chances west of a Madisonville to
Katy to San Luis Pass line.

Huffman

&&

.MARINE...
A weak boundary continues to move toward the coast. Models are
not in great agreement but the latest HRRR shows the boundary
making it into the coastal waters before becoming diffuse later
tonight. North winds will develop in the wake of the front and
slightly drier air will likely make it into the waters. The drier
air will help erode the fog and the north winds should push any
remaining fog away from the coast. There should be some brief
improvement in visibility between 04-08z. East winds will develop
after midnight and become SE on Sunday. Fog is expected to
redevelop between 08-10z and persist intermittently through Sunday
morning. Onshore winds will strengthen Sunday afternoon as low
pressure over eastern Wyoming deepens. The low will push east on
Monday/Tuesday and drag a cold front into the state. The front
will probably stall and onshore winds will persist into Wednesday.
Periods of sea fog will likely hang around during the first half
of next as warm and moist air continues to flow over the cooler
shelf waters. The long S-SE fetch will bring slightly warmer water
toward the Upper Texas Coast and this may mitigate the threat for
dense sea fog early next week. 43

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 556 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018/

AVIATION...
A weak front extended from about Liberty to downtown Houston and
then along the I-69 corridor to about Edna. Showers were beginning
to develop along this feature. Short term guidance shows the
boundary remaining nearly stationary and gradually becoming
diffuse. Low ceilings expected to develop areawide as deep mstr
builds beneath a capping inversion. LIFR/IFR cigs expected late
tonight into Sunday morning with a gradual improvement to MVFR by
afternoon. Sea fog will be an issue along the coast and visibility
will fall below a mile at times at KGLS and probably KLBX. 43

$$

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
College Station (CLL)      52  71  64  79  66 /  30  20  20  20  20
Houston (IAH)              57  74  65  78  67 /  30  20  20  20  10
Galveston (GLS)            60  71  64  73  66 /  20  20  20  20  10

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...Dense Fog Advisory until noon CST Sunday for the following
     zones: Coastal waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship
     Channel out 20 NM...Coastal waters from High Island to
     Freeport out 20 NM...Galveston Bay...Matagorda Bay.

&&

$$

Discussion...14
Aviation/Marine...43

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
414 AM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

TXZ213-214-235>238-181300-
Brazoria-Chambers-Galveston-Harris-Jackson-Matagorda-
414 AM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Sea fog could gradually make its way inland early this morning and
maybe again late tonight. Visibility could be reduced below 1 mile
at times, especially closer to the coastline.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Periods of sea fog can be expected into early next week. We will be
monitoring the potential for heavy rainfall in association with the
next weather system that approaches toward midweek.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

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