996  
FXUS64 KHGX 250021  
AFDHGX  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  
721 PM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017  
   
UPDATE
 
 
A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHERN TWO THIRDS OF THE  
CWA THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. DISCRETE CELLS OVER THE FAR  
NORTHWESTERN FORECAST AREA ARE DISPLAYING ROTATION (FUNNEL CLOUD  
REPORTED IN BRENHAM) AND ARE PUTTING DOWN AS HIGH AS 1 TO 2 INCH  
PER HOUR RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS. CELLS ARE MOVING QUITE QUICKLY TO  
THE NORTHEAST AT AROUND 35 MPH. HIGH RESOLUTION MODELING HAS  
THUNDERSTORMS PASSING ACROSS THE CITY FROM ROUGHLY 9 TO 11 PM. 31  
 

 
   
PREV DISCUSSION
 
/ISSUED 644 PM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017/  
 
AVIATION...  
CLUSTER OF STORMS HAS MANAGED TO GET GOING ACROSS WESTERN PORTIONS  
OF SE TX. SHORT TERM HIRES GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THIS, OR A PORTION  
OF, THIS CLUSTER WILL MAINTAIN ITSELF FOR THE NEXT 4-6 HOURS AS  
IT TREKS EASTWARD TOWARD THE I-45 CORRIDOR. STORMS BETWEEN CRP &  
SAT HAVE BEEN LOSING THEIR LUSTER THE PAST SEVERAL SCANS & WILL  
MONITOR THAT AREA TO SEE IF CAPPING WINS THAT BATTLE. APPEARS MAIN  
TIME PERIOD FOR POSSIBLE IMPACTS TO THE HOUSTON AREA AIRPORTS  
WILL BE BETWEEN 1-5Z. MAY SEE ANOTHER THIN BAND OF SHRA AND/OR ISO  
TSRA DEVELOP ALONG THE FRONT ITSELF AS IT PASSES FROM CXO TO THE  
COAST BETWEEN 10-14Z. VFR CONDITIONS SHOULD PREVAIL FROM MID  
MORNING ONWARD SAT. 47  
 

 
   
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
 
 
COLLEGE STATION (CLL) 58 78 58 84 66 / 50 10 10 10 20  
HOUSTON (IAH) 65 83 61 85 68 / 70 20 10 10 10  
GALVESTON (GLS) 71 79 70 79 70 / 50 40 10 10 10  
 

 
   
HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
TX...WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING  
ZONES: AUSTIN...BRAZORIA...BRAZOS...BURLESON...CHAMBERS...  
COLORADO...FORT BEND...GALVESTON...GRIMES...HARRIS...  
JACKSON...LIBERTY...MADISON...MATAGORDA...MONTGOMERY...  
WALKER...WALLER...WASHINGTON...WHARTON.  
 
GM...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS 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...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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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