Northwest Houston, TX, during the early morning.
Summary: The day was warm, sunny, and mostly clear. There were some clouds during the day and then the sky became mostly cloudy during the night. No rain. I didn't hear, feel, or see any drops anywhere in, or near the Houston, TX area, during anytime of the day. There were no watches, warnings, advisories, or weather statements issued for the Houston, TX area, that I know of, during anytime of the day. The wind speeds were calm with moderate to moderately strong gusts. The low temps were in the 60's and maybe a few 50's and the high temps were in the mid to upper 80's, for the Houston, TX area.
Locations: Northwest and west Houston, TX.
Thoughts: Another warm and sunny day. I am not sure if Houston, TX had any record highs. Maybe some showers tomorrow!
Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
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000 FXUS64 KHGX 050238 AFDHGX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 938 PM CDT Tue Apr 4 2017 .UPDATE... Only minor tweaks were made to the previous forecast. Still expecting a front to push through overnight tonight with a few showers possibly popping up along it. Some patchy fog may be possible just ahead of the front as well, particularly over the southwest zones where dewpoint depressions are smaller. 11 && .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 346 PM CDT Tue Apr 4 2017/ DISCUSSION... A fine day out there albeit on the warm side. Current temperatures in the average middle 80s are threatening some pretty old records around the city...may tie one or two within the next hour. A cold front pushing into west central Texas will come across the region during the overnight early Wednesday morning hours. Not much fanfare associated with this front`s passage...slight chances for low QPF showers along or just ahead of the boundary as it nears the coastline during the pre-dawn hours. The bulk of the cool and drier Canadian air filtering in over southeastern Texas will best be felt early Thursday once the winds die out. A strong northwesterly wind day tomorrow per the tight post-frontal offshore pressure gradient /cold-dry air advection. A short-fused Wind Advisory may be needed from mid morning through mid afternoon across the western corridor and coastal counties as sustained winds reach 20 to 25 mph. Humidities will fall into the 30s but...with the driest air lagging behind by a half a day...will have tomorrow`s high winds out of phase with Thursday`s low humidities in the 20s (see Fire Weather below). This cool and dry air mass...85H temps falling to between 5 to 10 C...will regulate daily late week warmth to the 70s. This cooling will best be felt overnight as Thursday and Friday`s sunrise temperatures fall into the interior middle to upper 40s (Thursday) /upper 40s to lower 50s (Friday). The upper ridge axis passes off to the east...with the surface high positioning itself over the southeastern states...going into the weekend. Onshore winds return Friday and...with a tightening onshore pressure gradient per lowering Rocky Mountain lee pressures ..strengthen to moderate magnitudes through the weekend. Early week rain chances will be on the rise as the extended models want to push a cold front into west central Texas ahead of shallow upper troughing. The solution NWP consensus is to hang this boundary up somewhere over central or eastern Texas Monday and Tuesday. Ample lower level convergence within a 1.5 to 1.6 inch pwat air mass...with cooling mid-levels creating an increasingly unstable environment through Tuesday afternoon...will maintain at least moderate inland POPS for Monday showers transitioning to showers with isolated storms by Tuesday. 31 MARINE... A cold front over North Texas will move toward SE TX tonight and cross the coastal waters early Wednesday morning. A strong pressure and thermal gradient will contribute to a strong offshore flow Wednesday with winds beginning to decrease early Thursday morning as high pressure settles over the state. A Small Craft Advisory will be in effect early Wednesday through Wednesday evening for sustained offshore winds near 25 knots. Wind gusts will approach Gale force at times and Seas will quickly build to 7 to 9 feet offshore. The sfc high moves east on Thursday night and a weak onshore flow should return on Friday. Onshore winds will strengthen over the weekend as low pressure develops in the lee of the Rockies and deepens as it moves to the east. Onshore winds will prevail through the first half of next week. 43 FIRE WEATHER... Winds will remain out of the south tonight and into the early morning hours, before veering to the northwest by early Wednesday morning. Still anticipating elevated fire weather conditions Wednesday, with wind speeds approaching 15 to 25 mph and relative humidities falling into the mid 30s by Wednesday afternoon. Especially concerned along the coastal counties where the fine fuels are still fairly dry, as this region did not receive as much rain over the last week. Forecast soundings show dry air aloft, have some concerns that this dry air may mix to the surface creating RH values lower than forecast. Looking ahead to Thursday, relative humidities will remain low but wind speeds will be considerably lighter reducing the risk for fire weather. Hathaway && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... College Station (CLL) 88 53 73 45 76 / 0 10 0 0 0 Houston (IAH) 89 60 76 49 77 / 0 20 0 0 0 Galveston (GLS) 81 67 76 58 74 / 0 20 10 0 0 && .HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... TX...NONE. GM...Small Craft Advisory from 6 AM to 7 PM CDT 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...Galveston Bay...Matagorda Bay...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...11