West Houston, TX, during the early morning.
West Houston, TX, during the early evening.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the late evening.
Summary: The day was sunny, dry, and mostly calm. No rain. I didn't see, hear, or feel any rain drops anywhere in, or near the Houston, TX area, during anytime of the day. The wind speeds were calm with moderate to moderately strong gusts. The sky was mostly clear during the morning and then clouds started to roll in during the afternoon and cover most of the sky by the evening and during the night. It felt cool during the morning and then warm during the afternoon and a little cool during the evening and night. There was a fire weather statement and an air quality alert issued for the Houston, TX area. I didn't hear about, or see any other watches, warnings, advisories, or weather statements being issued for the Houston, TX area. The low temps were in the 50's with maybe a few 40's and the high temps were in the 70's, for the Houston, TX area.
Locations: Northwest and west Houston, TX.
Thoughts: The dry air felt good. I enjoyed it.
Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
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000 FXUS64 KHGX 070259 AFDHGX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 959 PM CDT Thu Apr 6 2017 .UPDATE... The previous forecast appears to be on track. Only minor tweaks were made to account for current observations. Expect calm winds and dry conditions overnight as surface high pressure settles in overhead. Onshore flow will return tomorrow as the high pressure slides eastward. 11 && .AVIATION... VFR. 45 && .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 358 PM CDT Thu Apr 6 2017/ DISCUSSION... The surface high pressure ridge was centered over the mid Texas coastal plain at 3:00 PM. Very dry conditions have settled over the area. The ridge will generally drift eastward tonight and Friday and expect onshore winds to begin returning Gulf moisture by midday Friday. Temperatures on Friday will be a few degrees warmer than what occurred today. Over the first half of the weekend, an upper level shortwave ridge will move across Southeast Texas. This will result in above normal temperatures. The afternoon highs should reach into the lower 80s on Saturday and possibly into the mid 80s on Sunday. As the ridge moves eastward, an upper level storm system will move across the Rockies into the plains. The models are differing on the strength of the upper level system by Sunday night but the GFS, ECMWF, and Canadian all generally have the center of the system moving through the northern plains into the Great Lakes Sunday night and Monday. The GFS and ECMWF both keep the surface front well to the north of the area Monday through mid week. By the mid week, both models were showing signs of an upper level ridge beginning to develop over the Gulf of Mexico with a more southwesterly flow from the west coast through the Great Lakes. The GFS keeps the ridge over the Gulf through the end of the week while the ECMWF tries to break the ridge down. Even with the differences in the upper level pattern, both do keep rain chances from Wednesday through the end of the forecast period. 40 MARINE... Winds will remain out of the northeast through the remainder of the day around 5 kts over the nearshore waters, and around 10 kts over the offshore waters. Seas will also remain on the lower side between 1-2 feet nearshore and 2-3 feet offshore. Expect onshore flow to return late Thursday night into Friday. Winds will begin to pick up along the backside of the high pressure system that begins to scoot east Friday. As winds begin to increase in speed late in the weekend, caution flags may be necessary. Hathaway FIRE WEATHER... Relative humidity values currently in the low twenties, will begin to rise late this afternoon, but winds will continue to be fairly light around 5 to 10 mph. Winds on Friday will increase to around 10 to 15 mph as they swing back around to the southeast. Relative humidity values will also increase into the lower to mid 30s on Friday. Hathaway && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... College Station (CLL) 78 50 78 57 82 / 0 0 0 0 0 Houston (IAH) 80 51 78 58 81 / 0 0 0 0 0 Galveston (GLS) 75 63 76 66 76 / 0 0 0 0 0 && .HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... TX...NONE. GM...NONE. && $$ Discussion...11 Aviation/Marine...45
Air Quality Alert
TXZ213-237-238-080500- AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 136 PM CDT Thu Apr 6 2017 ...OZONE ACTION DAY FOR FRIDAY... THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (TCEQ)...HAS ISSUED AN OZONE ACTION DAY FOR THE HOUSTON...GALVESTON...AND BRAZORIA AREAS FOR FRIDAY APRIL 7TH. ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE FAVORABLE FOR PRODUCING HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE POLLUTION IN THE HOUSTON...GALVESTON AND SURROUNDING AREAS ON FRIDAY. YOU CAN HELP PREVENT OZONE POLLUTION BY SHARING A RIDE...WALKING...RIDING A BICYCLE...TAKING YOUR LUNCH TO WORK...AVOIDING DRIVE THROUGH LANES...CONSERVING ENERGY AND KEEPING YOUR VEHICLE PROPERLY TUNED. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OZONE: OZONE: THE FACTS (WWW.TCEQ.TEXAS.GOV/AIRQUALITY/MONOPS/OZONEFACTS.HTML) EPA AIR NOW: (WWW.AIRNOW.GOV/INDEX.CFM?ACTION=AIRNOW.LOCAL_CITY&CITYID=236) TAKE CARE OF TEXAS: (WWW.TAKECAREOFTEXAS.ORG/AIR/AIRQUALITY) $$