Northwest Houston, TX, during the early morning.
West Houston, TX, during the late evening.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the late evening.
Summary: The day was hot, sunny. and dry. Light to moderately heavy and heavy showers and thunderstorms looked to be scattered around and in east, south north, and some of west (mostly east) Houston, TX, during the morning, afternoon, evening, and maybe night. I didn't feel, hear any rain drops. I did see some rain drops on parked cars, outside of where I work, in northwest Houston, TX. Alto stratus with maybe some stratus clouds looked to cover most of the sky, during the early and maybe mid-morning. Stratus and stratocumulus clouds looked to have started to cover most of the sky, during the late morning. Stratus and stratocumulus clouds looked to cover most of the sky, during the afternoon. Stratus and stratocumulus clouds with maybe some alto stratus clouds, looked to be scattered across the sky, during the evening and maybe night. The sky looked to have maybe become clear, or maybe mostly clear, during the early night. The wind speeds looked to be calm with gentle to moderate gusts with maybe some moderately strong gusts. It felt warm, during the early and mid-morning, late evening, and night. It felt hot, during the late morning and afternoon. It felt very warm, during the late evening. There was a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued for the Houston, TX area, by NOAA. 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 and the high temps looked to be in the 90's with maybe some 80's, for the Houston, TX area.
Storm Summary: I didn't hear about any reports of flooding, or storm damages.
My Storm Summary: I saw some possible storm clouds, during the afternoon and evening. I didn't feel, or hear any rain drops, but I did see some rain drops on some parked cars, while I was at work in northwest Houston, TX, sometime during the afternoon. I didn't hear any thunder, or see any lightning. I didn't see any flooding, or storm damages.
Locations: Northwest and west Houston, TX.
Thoughts: I was expecting to see at least some rain today, but oh well. There are still more chances this week and next week.
Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
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000 FXUS64 KHGX 050258 AFDHGX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 958 PM CDT Fri Aug 4 2017 .DISCUSSION... With evening update will remove showers and thunderstorms for most of the remainder of night as radar trends show the isolated convection that had been lingering over northern and near western parts of the forecast area are finally dissipating as air mass cools. Have also tweeked mins down just a tad few spots as areas that have had rain have already cooled near forecast mins. Could see some patchy fog especially areas like Angleton that had rain this evening. Observation at LBX already near saturation...with temps and dew points in mid 70s. Will add patchy fog for coastal counties including Angleton and Wharton over to Bay City. Much as last night expect some development over coastal waters overnight...perhaps impacting immediate coast toward daybreak. Tomorrow similar to today with storms redeveloping...most numerous in the afternoon. && .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 632 PM CDT Fri Aug 4 2017/ AVIATION... As storms move west of LBX, today`s convection is largely done at the TAF sites, and we should move into overnight hours with light winds and VFR conditions. Tomorrow should see the development of showers towards mid-morning for several of the coastal sites (perhaps a bit earlier at GLS), and transition to scattered showers and storms in the afternoon. Between the seabreeze and remnant boundaries from today`s activity, suspect that from IAH coastward will be a little more preferred for convection than farther inland, but potential will exist across the area. Like today, expect things to wind down in the rough vicinity of 00Z. Luchs PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 323 PM CDT Fri Aug 4 2017/ DISCUSSION... Was expecting a bit more shra/tsra coverage today but radar is looking a bit anemic at this time. Most of the shra/tsra will wane with the loss of heating and expect skies to clear by mid/late evening. PW values on Saturday not quite as high as today peaking around 2.00 inches and fcst soundings show a weak capping inversion near 700 mb. The cap is breakable once temperatures reach the upper 80`s so would once again expect scattered showers and storms from late morning through the early afternoon with most of the precipitation ending by evening. Rinse and repeat for Sunday only with convective temps a few degrees warmer. Fcst soundings also look a bit drier but would still expect scattered showers and storms to develop late in the afternoon. Rain chances should begin to climb Sunday night as a well defined short wave moves into central Texas. PW values increase to around 2.10 inches by late Sunday night. A weakness in the 500 mb height field coupled with a strong upper level disturbance and PW values exceeding 2.30 inches should set the stage for widespread showers and thunderstorms on Monday. Some of the storms on Monday will have the potential to produce heavy rain. Moisture levels will decrease on Tuesday and Wednesday with PW values topping out between 1.85 and 2.00 inches. Convective temps are near 90 with weak capping noted near 850 mb. Daytime heating should be enough to trigger a few showers and thunderstorms but widespread activity is not expected. Thursday and Friday are dependent on the track of a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean. A model consensus would take this feature toward Tampico MX but the ECMWF and GFS differ with regard to the intensity of this system and also differ on the magnitude of moisture available. Have blended the difference between the two solutions and will maintain chance PoPs for the end of the week. 43 Tropics... NHC is monitoring two areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Basin. Both systems will be need to be monitored for possible tropical development and their eventual track. The disturbance over the Caribbean is expected to track west through the weekend and move over the Yucatan Peninsula early next week. Conditions do look a bit better for some strengthening once the feature reaches the southern Gulf of Mexico early next week. The GFS, ECMWF and the Canadian all take the system west and keep it well south of the region. The ECMWF remains the most bullish with the disturbance and shows the most potential for intensification. Please monitor the forecast for future track/intensification changes, if any, through the weekend. The second disturbance is over the eastern Atlantic and this feature will continue to track west-northwest and will approach the Leeward Islands by early next week. 43 MARINE... An unsettled weather pattern will continue to bring periods of showers and thunderstorms across the waters well into next week. Expect higher winds and seas in and near the storms. More persistent south winds and gradually building seas are anticipated over the weekend and into the start of next week under a slightly tighter pressure gradient. Caution flags may be required at times over the weekend and into early next week. Mariners should monitor the progress of a tropical disturbance that is currently expected to strengthen as it moves westward across the Yucatan Peninsula and into the southern Gulf of Mexico around the middle of next week. 42 && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... College Station (CLL) 75 94 77 95 77 / 20 30 20 30 30 Houston (IAH) 76 92 78 93 78 / 20 40 20 30 30 Galveston (GLS) 80 90 82 90 82 / 20 50 20 30 30 && .HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... TX...NONE. GM...NONE. && $$ Discussion...99
Hazardous Weather OutlookHazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 703 AM CDT Fri Aug 4 2017 TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-051215- Austin-Brazoria-Brazos-Burleson-Chambers-Colorado-Fort Bend- Galveston-Grimes-Harris-Houston-Jackson-Liberty-Madison-Matagorda- Montgomery-Polk-San Jacinto-Trinity-Walker-Waller-Washington- Wharton- 703 AM CDT Fri Aug 4 2017 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas.. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight Scattered thunderstorms will be possible across Southeast Texas today. Some of these thunderstorms will be capable of brief heavy rain. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday Scattered thunderstorms will be possible across Southeast Texas Saturday through Thursday. Some of these thunderstorms may be capable of brief heavy rainfall. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will not be needed. $$