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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
622 PM CDT THU OCT 30 2014

.AVIATION...VFR THROUGH THE PERIOD. LIGHT VRB TO NEAR CALM WINDS
TONIGHT WILL BECOME NORTHWEST AND GUSTY DURING FRIDAY.


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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 429 PM CDT THU OCT 30 2014/ 

DISCUSSION...
CDFNT OVER SE OK NORTH CENTRAL TX PROGGED TO MOVE QUICKLY THROUGH
THE FORECAST AREA OVERNIGHT AND PUSH INTO THE GULF WATERS TOMORROW
MORNING AS A LEAD SHORTWAVE TROF DROPS THROUGH THE MID MS RIVER
VALLEY TWD THE NE GULF COAST. A BREEZY BUT STILL WARM AFTERNOON IS ON
TAP...AS THE REAL DRY/COLD PUNCH WILL ARRIVE TOMORROW EVENING AS A
SECOND AND MORE POTENT SHORTWAVE TROF JUST ENTERING THE UPPER
MIDWEST PLUNGES INTO THE SE CONUS. TRICK OR TREAT TIME FRIDAY
EVENING WILL BE A LITTLE BREEZY AND COOL AS TEMPERATURES FALL
QUICKLY WITH THE LOSS OF DAYTIME HEATING AND STOUT CAA. 

CLEAR AND COLD WILL PREVAIL FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT NIGHT AS THE
CANADIAN HIGH SINKS SOUTHWARD...WITH SAT NIGHT STILL LOOKING QUITE
COLD WITH THE AXIS OF THE HIGH EXTENDING SW INTO THE AREA. AMID
LIGHT WINDS AND A CLEAR SKY...GOOD RADIATIONAL COOLING OF THE COLD
AND DRY AIRMASS RAISES THE POTENTIAL FOR FREEZING TEMPERATURES TO
OCCUR ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL/EAST CENTRAL LOUISIANA...WITH MOST AREAS
AWAY FROM THE COASTAL MARSHES FALLING INTO THE 30S.

TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TO MODERATE ON SUNDAY AS THE HIGH BEGINS
TO SHIFT EAST...WITH ONSHORE FLOW INTENSIFYING AND BECOMING DEEPER
EARLY NEXT WEEK AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING WRN CONUS TROF. GLOBAL
MODELS CONTINUE TO WAFFLE A BIT ON THE EVOLUTION OF THIS TROF AND
THE DOWNSTREAM AFFECTS IN OUR REGION...BUT GENERALLY AGREE ON GOOD
GULF AND PACIFIC MSTR FEEDS YIELDING A DECENT RAIN EVENT IN THE
TUE-THU TIME PERIOD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PASSAGE OF A PACIFIC
FRONT. THE LATEST ECMWF TRENDED MORE IN LINE WITH THE MORE
PROGRESSIVE GFS...SO POPS WERE INCREASED A BIT TUE NIGHT AND WED.

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MARINE...
LIGHT OFFSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL TONIGHT...WITH WINDS AND SEAS 
INCREASING ON FRIDAY AS A SURGE OF COLD AIR SPILLS SOUTH INTO THE
REGION. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL BE REQUIRED FRIDAY
EVENING...AND POSSIBLY AS EARLY AS THE AFTERNOON. WINDS AND SEAS
WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE ON SATURDAY...WITH SOUTHEAST WINDS RETURNING
SUNDAY AND PREVAILING THROUGH TUESDAY.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KLCH  52  75  42  61  38 /   0   0   0   0   0 
KBPT  55  76  44  63  42 /   0   0   0   0   0 
KAEX  49  71  37  58  34 /   0   0   0   0   0 
KLFT  51  74  40  60  37 /   0   0   0   0   0 

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.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...NONE.
TX...NONE.
GM...NONE.
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