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Current Conditions

  • 64°
  • Fog
  • Wind: SE 9 mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 0.5 miles
  • Dew Point: 64°
  • Pressure: 29.89 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 35 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 51 °
  • Low: 42 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Overcast
  • High: 49 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Overcast
  • Sunday
  • Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Rain

Forecast for Galveston, Texas

Updated: 4:18 AM CST on January 04, 2015

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy this afternoon. High 68F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Scattered thunderstorms early, turning windy with light rain possible after midnight. Low 39F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph, becoming NNW and increasing to 25 to 40 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Thursday

    Windy with a steady light rain early...then remaining cloudy with a few showers. High 46F. Winds N at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Thursday Night

    Windy with a few clouds from time to time. Low around 35F. Winds NNE at 25 to 35 mph.

  • Friday

    Sunny. Windy during the morning. High 51F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mainly clear early, then a few clouds later on. Low 42F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Cloudy. Patchy drizzle possible. High 49F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Rain showers in the evening will evolve into a more steady rain overnight. Low 46F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.

  • Sunday

    Rain. High around 55F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.

  • Sunday Night

    Rain likely. Low 48F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

  • Monday

    Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 59F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday Night

    Cloudy with occasional showers. Low 51F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Cloudy with occasional showers. High 61F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Cloudy skies with a few showers later at night. Low around 55F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday

    Chance of a shower or two during the morning, followed by partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. High 64F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 54F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly sunny skies. High 64F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early giving way to a few showers after midnight. Low 54F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 64F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers late. Low 54F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday

    Showers early becoming less numerous later in the day. High 63F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early will give way to occasional showers later during the night. Low 54F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 5:20 am CST on March 04, 2015


... Record maximum temperature tied at Houston Intercontinental
Airport...

Tuesday's record maximum temperature of 80 f at Intercontinental
Airport tied a daily maximum temperature record. The shared record
was first set back in 2008.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: TAMUG Waterfront Operations, Galveston, TX

Updated: 6:43 AM CST

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SW at 5.4 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Channelview Drive, Galveston, TX

Updated: 6:36 AM CST

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Galveston Airport C1034, Galveston, TX

Updated: 6:40 AM CST

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 157% Wind: North at - Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Tiki Island, Tiki Island, TX

Updated: 6:43 AM CST

Temperature: 63.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Tiki Island ( Buoy 46), Tiki Island, TX

Updated: 6:43 AM CST

Temperature: 62.7 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: SE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: H2O House, Tiki Island, TX

Updated: 6:39 AM CST

Temperature: 64.7 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: ESE at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Easterly Drive, Tiki Island, TX

Updated: 6:40 AM CST

Temperature: 64.2 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Texas City, TX

Updated: 6:32 AM CST

Temperature: 67.5 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Texas City Ball Park C1022, Texas City, TX

Updated: 6:40 AM CST

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Levee, Texas City, TX

Updated: 6:40 AM CST

Temperature: 62.6 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Texas City, La Marque, TX

Updated: 6:40 AM CST

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Harborwalk, Hitchcock, TX

Updated: 6:42 AM CST

Temperature: 64.2 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: SE at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Pirates Beach Galveston, Galveston, TX

Updated: 6:43 AM CST

Temperature: 62.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lenz Street, La Marque, TX

Updated: 6:40 AM CST

Temperature: 66.6 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET La Marque TX US, Bayou Vista, TX

Updated: 6:11 AM CST

Temperature: 67 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: SSW at 4 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Green Parrot, San Leon TX., San Leon, TX

Updated: 6:30 AM CST

Temperature: 59.9 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: ESE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Crab Lake, Galveston, TX

Updated: 6:40 AM CST

Temperature: 63.1 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Coastal Center C697, Hitchcock, TX

Updated: 6:40 AM CST

Temperature: 67.5 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 97% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Smith Point C96, Anahuac, TX

Updated: 6:40 AM CST

Temperature: 66.7 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: San Leon, San Leon, TX

Updated: 6:43 AM CST

Temperature: 67.2 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lafitte's Landing-Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, TX

Updated: 6:43 AM CST

Temperature: 61.5 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: ESE at 4.9 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Galveston Bay, Bacliff, TX

Updated: 6:40 AM CST

Temperature: 59.5 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Bacliff VFD, Bacliff, TX

Updated: 5:43 AM MST

Temperature: 68.1 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Whispering Lakes Ranch, League City, TX

Updated: 6:43 AM CST

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SSE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Nueces Drive, Galveston, TX

Updated: 6:40 AM CST

Temperature: 62.4 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Milan Circle, Santa Fe, TX

Updated: 6:43 AM CST

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: South at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: K5ZXZ - Santa Fe, TX, K5ZXZ Santa Fe, TX

Updated: 6:43 AM CST

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Texas 
453 am CST Wednesday Mar 4 2015 


Discussion... 
yesterday's warm front is north of the County Warning Area with any interior dense 
fog forming along its northern periphery. A very warm and moist 
environment out there this morning with average regional temperatures 
and dew points in the upper 60s. These very warm and more humid 
Wednesday conditions will ultimately play a critical role in the 
Post-frontal of what will likely not be much up north concerning 
the lack of any sig impacts from a possible rain/sleet wintry mix. 
Houston's 80 f maximum temperature tied a record maximum temperature record from 2008. 
Today's forecast of 80 f will be within a degree of another record 
of 81 f held since 1957. Low probability of precipitation today for only drizzle/mist or 
very light short-lived showers. A 40 knots low level jet (35 knots just-off-the-surface 
winds on khgx's VAD wind profile) has inhibited inland fog formation. 
Different story over the waters as high near 70 f dew point air 
over cool shelf waters in the lower 50s has kept areas of dense 
fog in place...this type of fog will remain through late morning 
with afternoon improvement to just areas of 3 to 5 mile fog. As 
winds begin to weaken just downstream of an approaching central 
Texas cold front...coastal area/maritime fog may thicken up after 
tonight's sunset. Thinning afternoon cloud cover...due to moderate 
onshore mixing winds and the remnants of the ever-weakening low level jet... 
will have afternoon temperatures again warming into the middle 
70s up north to around 80 f over the southern third of the County Warning Area. 
Enjoy this last day of 'spring'. 


The much advertised cold front will enter our far northwest forecast area around 
sunset...this boundary to swing light vrb breezes around to north-northwest 
in the city around 9 PM...strong northerlies at the coast from 
midnight Onward. Western and coastal County wind advisories will 
be likely tonight into Thursday morning for greater than 25 miles per hour 
winds. The following air mass is frigid/dry...current Central 
Plains temperatures of low teens/single digit dew points...translates 
to strong cold air advection. From tee shirts to Coats within a 
day as there will be around a 35 to 40 degree 24 hour temperature 
differential. The column will certainly cool to near freezing 
across the north...but timing may be delayed. This delay may place 
the coldest temperatures over diminishing precipitation. Cooling 
does occur during the Thursday morning Post-frontal period of more 
of an overrunning precipitation event...the far northern County 
profile has a near 2,500 foot below freezing lower 900 mb layer. 
As mentioned earlier...the ground and surrounding (elevated) 
roadways/bridges will likely be too warm so have excluded any 
mention of -fzra. With the precedent warm conditions...along with 
a profile that supports a rain/sleet mix...any accumulations leading 
to any significant travel impacts is very low at this point in 
time. The latest nwp model runs have northern County Thursday 12z 
surface temperatures in the middle to upper 30s (raw/mos). Higher rez 
WRF is split on the onset of freezing surface temperatures with the arw/nmm 
cores a touch faster than the NCEP solution. Bottom line is that 
the majority of solutions are coming in with above freezing 2m 
temperatures during the highest chance for precipitation....a 
rain/sleet event with little to minor impacts. There may be some 
rumbles of thunder late Wednesday/early Thursday as middle-level 
cooling and lift from the boundary itself (within a great 1.5 inch 
precipitable water air mass) may provide just enough ll instability to generate 
isolated lightning. 


All inland precipitation comes to an end by Friday morning...weakening 
northerlies under clearing skies will allow thermometers to plumment 
into an areawide freeze. The freezing line will likely reach the 
coastal counties...average upper 20s north of the city to around 
freezing elsewhere/middle 30s at immediate coast. May want to make 
the preparations now to protect your 3 p's for a minor freeze 
(people pets and plants). A developing southwestern Continental U.S./Northern 
Mexico 500 mb trough set-up through the upcoming weekend into early 
week. A series of weak disturbance passing up ahead of this broad 
trough will increase probability of precipitation (for mainly showers) to high chances Sunday 
into early Monday. Solutions diverge from day 7 on with the more 
wet GFS developing a western Gulf surface trough...the less aggressive 
Euro placing higher quantitative precipitation forecast further south and offshore. Temperatures 
will subsequently warm back into the 60s by early week...mornings 
remain in the chilly 40s. 31 


&& 


Marine... 
although there could be intermittent improvements in visibilities at 
times...the threat of sea fog will persist into the evening hours. A 
strong cold front is expected to move off the coast late this 
evening...probably right around midnight (slightly before that in 
the bays). Strong north winds are expected behind the front...with 
frequent gusts to gale force likely into Thursday afternoon. Next 
shift will likely need to upgrade the gale watch to a warning once 
timing is further nailed down. Strong offshore flow will also 
transport some water out of the bays so will need to monitor 
potential for low water advisory on Thursday. Wind speeds will very 
slowly diminish beginning Thursday night and become northeast into 
the weekend as a coastal trough develops offshore. 47 


&& 


Aviation... think we're going to see IFR ceilings continue to 
transition into MVFR territory by middle to late morning and VFR for 
many areas during the afternoon. Cold front and associated rain showers will 
approach cll around 4pm, iah 9 PM and coast midnight. Much stronger 
winds...700-1500ft ceilings and Post frontal precipitation will continue 
overnight. Cannot completely rule out some rain/sleet mix at cll/uts 
after midnight but grounds should >32 so no significant surface impacts 
expected. 47 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
College Station (cll) 76 33 36 27 47 / 70 90 20 10 10 
Houston (iah) 80 38 40 29 49 / 50 80 50 10 10 
Galveston (gls) 71 42 42 35 47 / 20 60 50 10 10 


&& 


Hgx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Texas...dense fog advisory until 4 am CST early this morning for the 
following zones: Galveston. 


GM...dense fog advisory until noon CST today for the following zones: 
Galveston Bay...Matagorda Bay...waters from Freeport to the 
Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 nm...waters from High Island 
to Freeport out 20 nm. 


Gale watch from this evening through Thursday morning for the 
following zones: Galveston Bay...Matagorda Bay. 


Gale watch from late tonight through Thursday afternoon for the 
following zones: waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship 
Channel 20 nm to 60 nm...waters from Freeport to the 
Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 nm...waters from High Island 
to Freeport 20 to 60 nm...waters from High Island to 
Freeport out 20 nm. 


&& 


$$ 


Discussion...31 






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