West Houston, TX during the early morning.
West Houston, TX during the early night.
Notes: I saw some light flurries in west Houston, TX during the early afternoon. There was light to really heavy rain in the Houston, TX area during the morning and afternoon. I saw light to really heavy rain in west Houston, TX during the morning. There was no thunder, or lightning that I know of. I didn't see any lightning, or hear any thunder. The day was cloudy and very cold/freezing. There might have been some freezing rain/ice pellets in Houston, TX during the morning and afternoon. There also might have been ice on the road, but I don't know. The puddles on the road did look like they were becoming iced over, or were already iced over when I was on my way home from work during the early night, in northwest and west Houston, TX. It was also pretty windy with moderately strong and some really strong gusts. There was no damage seen, or reported, that I know of.
Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
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000 FXUS64 KHGX 070104 AFDHGX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 704 PM CST Fri Jan 6 2017 .UPDATE... Observations were running a touch cooler than what was in the forecast grids, so made a slight adjustment through tomorrow morning to bring them closer in line. While the resultant low temperature forecast is now a little colder than before, it does not look to notably change the end impacts, so previous headlines are all still appropriate. Tied to this, skies are clearing just northwest of our area this evening, and so I also brought that clearing into Southeast Texas just a little bit sooner as well. Luchs && .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 533 PM CST Fri Jan 6 2017/ AVIATION... MVFR ceilings will become VFR overnight through tomorrow morning with SKC during the day tomorrow. Gusty north winds (especially in/around GLS) will gradually weaken overnight with much lighter north winds during the day tomorrow (except again in/around GLS where higher winds and gusts will persist into the afternoon). 42 PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 407 PM CST Fri Jan 6 2017/ DISCUSSION... Continuing to monitor as a few lingering bands of precip push off the coast. Conditions will continue to dry out as we move into the evening hours. Forecast soundings are indicating dry air filtering into the upper levels of the atmosphere and eroding down into the lower layers this evening. Model guidance also supports an area of high pressure moving in behind the moisture this evening. This should keep conditions dry throughout the weekend. The big story for this weekend will be chilly temperatures. Expecting lows to get into the low-mid 20s in counties north of I- 10, excluding Harris county. Therefore, a hard freeze warning has been issued for this evening beginning at 10 pm. To the south of this boundary and including Harris County, a freeze warning will be in effect beginning at 10 pm. Most places along the immediate coast will see freezing conditions for the first time this season. Harris, Fort Bend, and Wharton counties will begin to see freezing temperatures between 8 and 10 pm. For places not along the immediate coast, a freeze warning has been reissued for some of these counties that have already seen freezing conditions earlier this season. This is due to the abnormally warm temperatures that were experienced last week, which resulted in a false bloom in some vegetation. Winds will continue to be strong out of the north, into the evening and then lowering slightly overnight as the temperature gradient weakens. The wind advisory that is currently out, will continue through 6 am tomorrow morning. Wind speeds will lower by Saturday mid-day, and begin to veer out of the southwest by Monday morning. As the onshore flow returns, temperatures and moisture will also be on the rise beginning next week. Tuesday high temperatures will push into the upper 70s, resulting in another unseasonably warm few days. Hathaway MARINE... Strengthened Advisory level offshore winds will maintain their magnitudes through the overnight early Saturday morning hours. The combination of cold air advection over warmer waters leading to a tight offshore pressure gradient will keep 20 knot sustained...gusting to near 30 knots..winds occurring through early Saturday afternoon. These winds have generated rough bay conditions and elevated seas... nearshore 5 to 6 foot average seas heights...near 10 or 11 foot offshore seas...through Saturday morning. Frequent gusts to gale force across the far offshore waters has a Gale Warning in effect from sunset tonight through Saturday`s sunrise. Weakening northeasterlies veering easterly early Sunday and coming onshore Sunday afternoon. High pressure off the eastern U.S. coastline early next week will create a prolonged period of moderate onshore winds. This onshore fetch will persist through a late Friday/early Saturday cold frontal passage. 31 && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... College Station (CLL) 20 40 21 49 35 / 0 0 0 0 0 Houston (IAH) 26 41 24 49 39 / 10 0 0 0 0 Galveston (GLS) 31 43 36 52 50 / 20 10 0 0 10 && .HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... TX...Hard Freeze Warning from 10 PM this evening to 10 AM CST Saturday for the following zones: Austin...Brazos... Burleson...Colorado...Grimes...Houston...Liberty... Madison...Montgomery...Polk...San Jacinto...Trinity... Walker...Waller...Washington. Freeze Warning from 10 PM this evening to 10 AM CST Saturday for the following zones: Brazoria...Chambers...Fort Bend... Galveston...Harris...Jackson...Matagorda...Wharton. Wind Advisory until 6 AM CST Saturday for the following zones: Brazoria...Chambers...Galveston...Jackson...Matagorda... Wharton. GM...Small Craft Advisory until noon CST Saturday 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 SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION Saturday afternoon for the following zones: Galveston Bay...Matagorda Bay. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening 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 Advisory from 6 AM to 6 PM CST Saturday 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. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION Saturday evening 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. Gale Warning until 6 AM CST Saturday 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. && $$ Discussion...25
Hazardous Weather OutlookHAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 440 PM CST FRI JAN 6 2017 TXZ213-214-226-227-235>238-072245- BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-FORT BEND-GALVESTON-HARRIS-JACKSON-MATAGORDA- WHARTON- 440 PM CST FRI JAN 6 2017 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT FREEZE WARNING IS IN EFFECT TONIGHT. SENSITIVE VEGETATION WILL BE THE MAIN CONCERN. A WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT OVERNIGHT. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY ANOTHER COLD NIGHT IS EXPECTED SATURDAY EVENING, AND CONDITIONS WILL BEGIN TO WARM UP SUNDAY AFTERNOON. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED. $$
Freeze WarningURGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 316 PM CST FRI JAN 6 2017 ...STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS TODAY... .NORTH WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WILL PREVAIL TODAY AND TONIGHT FOR THE COASTAL AND SOUTHWESTERN COUNTIES OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS. WIND GUSTS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WILL BE LIKELY AND ARE EXPECTED TO RELAX SATURDAY. FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL COVER SE TEXAS TONIGHT... ESPECIALLY IMPACTING THE IMMEDIATE COAST WHICH HAS NOT HAD A FREEZE YET THIS SEASON. A HARD FREEZE OF 22 TO 25 DEGREES CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM COLUMBUS TO CONROE TO LIBERTY. TEMPERATURES SHOULD WARM ABOVE FREEZING COME MID- MORNING. TXZ213-227-070530- /O.EXT.KHGX.FZ.W.0001.170107T0400Z-170107T1600Z/ HARRIS-FORT BEND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HOUSTON...PASADENA...KATY...TOMBALL... HUMBLE...SUGAR LAND...MISSOURI CITY...RICHMOND...ROSENBERG 316 PM CST FRI JAN 6 2017 ...FREEZE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CST SATURDAY... * EVENT...FREEZING TEMPERATURES OF 28 TO 32 DEGREES. * TIMING...10 PM THROUGH 10 AM SATURDAY. * IMPACT...SENSITIVE VEGETATION. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION. && $$