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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
645 PM CDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING IN FROM QUEBEC THRU THE GREAT
LAKES AND THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WILL CONTINUE TO FEED A LIGHT AND DRY
NORTHEAST FLOW THROUGH THE TERMINALS. CAVOK.

SWEENEY

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 203 PM CDT TUE OCT 21 2014/ 

SYNOPSIS...

A COOL DOME OF HIGH PRESSURE NEAR TEXARKANA...WILL REBUILD SOUTHWEST 
INTO CENTRAL TEXAS ON THURSDAY...WHERE ITS TEMPORARILY STALLS.

THE DOME WILL MOVE LITTLE THROUGH SATURDAY...BEFORE BEGINNING ITS 
TRAVELS EASTWARD ACROSS LOUISIANA ON SUNDAY. 

FURTHER UP...A PACIFIC SHORTWAVE WILL TRAVEL EASTWARD ACROSS 
LOUISIANA ON THURSDAY. 

DISCUSSION...

LIGHT NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST TONIGHT...KEEPING THE 
NOCTURNAL LAYER SOMEWHAT MIXED. THE OVERNIGHT MINIMUMS WILL BE 
RUNNING A COUPLE OF DEGREES WARMER THAN 24 HOURS AGO.

FOR WEDNESDAY...THE DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WILL BE RUNNING SLIGHT
ABOVE NORMAL...UNDER MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES. THE AFTERNOON HUMIDITIES
WILL BE RUNNING SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL.

A TRAVELING PACIFIC SHORTWAVE WILL TRANSPORT PATCHY CIRRUS ACROSS
THE FORECAST AREA. THESE SEMI-TRANSPARENT CLOUDS MAY PARTIALLY
OBSCURE THE SOLAR ECLIPSE BY LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...
AN IMPRESSIVE SUNSET IS EXPECTED.

MARINE...

THE ACTUAL TIDES WILL BE RUNNING ABOUT A HALF-FOOT ABOVE THE TIDE 
TABLE VALUES FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

THE NEW BEAVER MOON WILL OCCUR THIS THURSDAY...BRINGING ABOUT
LARGE CHANGES-IN-WATER ELEVATION AT THE COAST. ABOUT 2 FEET WILL
SEPARATE THE LOWER LOW TIDE (OCCURRING EARLY TO MID MORNING) FROM
THE HIGHER HIGH TIDE (OCCURRING EARLY TO MIDAFTERNOON).

OUTLOOK...

THE TRAVELING DOME OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE ITS JOURNEY 
EASTWARD. A WEAK RETURN FLOW WILL SET-UP ACROSS THE WESTERN UPPER 
GULF COAST STATES ON MONDAY.

A GREAT PLAINS COLD FRONT WILL TRAVEL SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE WESTERN
UPPER GULF COAST STATES DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS ON TUESDAY.
SCATTERED PRE-FRONTAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KLCH  59  81  56  74  54 /   0   0   0   0   0 
KBPT  61  81  57  76  55 /   0   0   0   0   0 
KAEX  56  80  50  73  50 /   0   0   0   0   0 
KLFT  58  81  54  74  52 /   0   0   0   0   0 

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.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...NONE.
TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 AM CDT 
     WEDNESDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES: WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL 
     CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM...WATERS FROM CAMERON 
     LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM...WATERS FROM LOWER 
     ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM. 

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