Northwest Houston, TX, during the early morning.
West Houston, TX, during the mid-morning.
West Houston, TX, during the early evening.
Katy, TX, during the early evening.
Katy, TX, during the late evening.
Cypress, TX, during the late evening.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the late evening.
Summary: The day was very warm, sunny, and dry. No rain. There looked to be some possible isolated light showers in and around the Houston, TX area, during the morning, afternoon, evening, and night. I didn't see, feel, or hear any rain drops. Cirro stratus clouds looked to be scattered across the sky, during the early and mid-morning. Alto stratus with a few stratus and stratocumulus clouds looked to be scattered across the sky, during the late morning and early afternoon. Stratocumulus clouds looked to have started to be scattered across the sky, sometime during the mid, or maybe late afternoon, or maybe early evening. Stratocumulus clouds looked to be scattered across the sky, during the evening and maybe night. The wind speeds looked to be calm with gentle to moderate gusts and maybe some moderately strong gusts. It felt warm during the early and mid-morning, late evening, and night. It felt very warm, during the late morning and early evening. It felt hot, during the early afternoon. It felt very hot, during the mid and late afternoon. There was a Air Quality Alert issued for the Houston, TX area, for today and tomorrow. There were no other watches, warnings, alerts, advisories, or weather statements/outlooks issued for the Houston, TX area, that I know of. The low temps looked to be in the 70's with maybe some 80's and the high temps looked to be in the 90's with maybe some 80's, for the Houston, TX area.
Storm Summary: There were no reports of flooding, or storm damages, that I know of.
Locations: Northwest and west Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Katy, TX.
Thoughts: Well it is starting to feel like fall with all that dry air that Houston, TX felt this morning. It is going to start to feel more humid again as more moisture fills the air tomorrow and on through the rest of the week. So far Wednesday looks like the best chance for rain, for most of the Houston, TX area.
Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
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888 FXUS64 KHGX 010155 AFDHGX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 855 PM CDT Mon Jul 31 2017 .DISCUSSION... The seabreeze moved inland of the I-10 corridor earlier this evening. There have been a few isolated showers between 20 and 60 nm of Galveston through the first part of the evening. The Texas Tech and HRRR both support at least isolated showers moving within 20 nm of the coast west of Freeport and tweaked the rain chances a bit to account for this. Otherwise, the forecast is on track. 40 && .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 626 PM CDT Mon Jul 31 2017/ AVIATION.../00Z TAF/ Visible satellite and radar show sea breeze working inland but not sure how far it will reach. Quite possible that winds at KHOU/KIAH could turn more to the E or SE with its passing instead of NE. Winds should decouple tonight and be calm for most terminals. Oddly enough for the start of August, dewpoints may be low enough that fog should not develop except for maybe CXO and that is a small chance. Moisture should return tomorrow into Wednesday. There might be a few showers tomorrow afternoon but think best convective probabilities will be Wednesday through the end of the week. Next chances for more widespread MVFR conditions will be for the end of the week with any TSRA. Overpeck PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 354 PM CDT Mon Jul 31 2017/ DISCUSSION... Save for a few isolated showers across the offshore waters, most of the region is dry (and feels noticeably cooler with 3 PM CDT heat index values in the low to mid 90s) behind yesterday`s slow moving front as drier air has settled into the region. This drier air will be gradually replaced by returning Gulf moisture tonight through Tuesday night as light offshore winds gradually become onshore. As a result, isolated to scattered showers will remain possible across the coastal waters tonight and Tuesday. Rain chances for Southeast Texas Tuesday will be largely dependent on how quickly this moisture pushes back inland, with coastal counties having the main chances for rain Tuesday afternoon and evening (20-40 PoPs... and even then 30-40s may be generous with questions about the aforementioned moisture return given weak low level flow). Otherwise, expect overnight lows in the 70s to low 80s to warm into the upper 80s to mid 90s by Tuesday afternoon. Afternoon water vapor imagery shows a shortwave trough dropping across South Dakota/Nebraska. This feature will continue to swing into the Southern Plains on Tuesday, reaching Southeast Texas on Wednesday and allowing northwest flow aloft to become established. Coastal convergence will result in another round of coastal showers and possibly a thunderstorm Tuesday night with diurnal destabilization, lift from the shortwave, and ample Gulf moisture (forecast precipitable water values 1.8-2 inches), allowing scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms to spread inland on Wednesday. Given the amount of moisture present, cannot rule out brief heavy rainfall but forecast storm motions around 20 MPH and widespread rainfall deficits observed this month (areas west and south of the Houston metro experiencing deficits roughly 1 to 3 inches below normal for July) should mitigate against any flooding concerns outside of urbanized areas. The remainder of the long term portion of the forecast will follow a fairly similar pattern, with overnight marine convection shifting inland with daytime heating. Enhanced coverage will be possible as disturbances embedded in the flow aloft translate across the region and, given the difficulty timing or pinpointing these smaller waves this far out, have continued to advertise scattered showers and thunderstorms (30-50 PoPs) through the end of the week. With precipitable water values hovering near 2 inches, cannot rule out brief heavy rainfall with stronger convection. Another cold front looks to approach Texas this weekend as a shortwave trough dives across the Great Lakes from Canada, but with as quickly east as the wave moves have little confidence that the front will push too far south into Texas. This would keep deeper moisture in place across the region and allow for scattered rain chances to continue through the upcoming weekend. Cloud cover and rain should help keep temperatures near to slightly below normal through the long term portion of the forecast, with highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s to low 80s. Huffman MARINE... Light to moderate NE winds are will begin veering through tonight, become easterly by tomorrow, and continue on towards becoming light and southeasterly by Wednesday. The second half of the week will feature a number of weak upper disturbances that will stretch chances for showers and thunderstorms across multiple days. This may culminate in another summer cold front at the very end of the week. At this time, the expectation for such a front would be only to veer winds towards southwesterly for a time, but a deeper push by the front could result in a more significant wind change. Luchs && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... College Station (CLL) 74 95 75 91 74 / 0 10 20 40 30 Houston (IAH) 76 93 77 89 76 / 0 20 20 60 40 Galveston (GLS) 81 88 80 87 80 / 20 40 30 50 50 && .HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... TX...NONE. GM...NONE. && $$ Discussion...40 Aviation/Marine...39
Air Quality Alert
TXZ213-237-238-020000- AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 145 PM CDT Mon Jul 31 2017 ...OZONE ACTION DAY FOR TUESDAY... THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (TCEQ)...HAS ISSUED AN OZONE ACTION DAY FOR THE HOUSTON...GALVESTON...AND BRAZORIA AREAS FOR TUESDAY...AUGUST 1ST. ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE FAVORABLE FOR PRODUCING HIGH LEVELS OF OZONE POLLUTION IN THE HOUSTON...GALVESTON AND SURROUNDING AREAS ON TUESDAY. YOU CAN HELP PREVENT OZONE POLLUTION BY SHARING A RIDE...WALKING...RIDING A BICYCLE...TAKING YOUR LUNCH TO WORK...AVOIDING DRIVE THROUGH LANES...CONSERVING ENERGY AND KEEPING YOUR VEHICLE PROPERLY TUNED. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OZONE: OZONE: THE FACTS (WWW.TCEQ.TEXAS.GOV/AIRQUALITY/MONOPS/OZONEFACTS.HTML) EPA AIR NOW: (WWW.AIRNOW.GOV/INDEX.CFM?ACTION=AIRNOW.LOCAL_CITY&CITYID=236) TAKE CARE OF TEXAS: (WWW.TAKECAREOFTEXAS.ORG/AIR/AIRQUALITY) $$