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  • 79°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: South 18 mph
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 66°
  • Pressure: 29.88 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 80 °
  • Low: 35 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 44 °
  • Low: 33 °
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  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 38 °
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  • Overcast
  • High: 51 °
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Forecast for Richmond, Texas

Updated: 10:19 AM CST on January 04, 2015

  • Wednesday

    Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 80F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Rain. Becoming windy overnight. Thunder possible. Low around 35F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Thursday

    Showers in the morning then continued cloudy and windy in the afternoon. High 44F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mainly clear. Low 33F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 54F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    A few clouds overnight. Low 38F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    Cloudy. Patchy drizzle possible. High 51F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Periods of rain. Low 43F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.

  • Sunday

    Cloudy with periods of rain. High 56F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.

  • Sunday Night

    Occasional light rain. Low 44F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Monday

    Rain showers in the morning becoming more intermittent in the afternoon. High 64F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Cloudy with a few showers. Low 49F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday

    Showers early becoming less numerous later in the day. High 66F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 52F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday

    A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 69F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 53F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Mostly sunny skies. High 76F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 54F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day. High 74F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday Night

    Showers with a possible thunderstorm in the evening, then variable clouds overnight with still a chance of showers. Low 53F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday

    Cloudy. Some light rain is likely. High 71F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday Night

    Rain showers in the evening becoming a steady light rain overnight. Low 53F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Wind Advisory  Statement as of 10:52 am CST on March 4, 2015


... Wind Advisory in effect from midnight tonight to noon CST
Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
Wind Advisory... which is in effect from midnight tonight to noon
CST Thursday.

* Event... an Arctic cold front will move through the coastal
counties ushering in northerly winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts
around 45 mph. The winds should gradually relax Thursday
afternoon.

* Timing... beginning around midnight and continuing until noon.
The Wind Advisory may need to be expand and or extended.

* Impact... hazardous driving conditions on east to west oriented
roads and especially on any elevated roadways. These strong
gusty winds may make construction hazardous if large objects
will be lifted or moved as these objects can act like a sail.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Drivers of vans... campers... trailers... and other high-profile
vehicles should be alert to the danger of these winds...
especially when driving along east to west oriented roads





 Record Report  Statement as of 2:47 am CST on January 23, 2015


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Houston/hobby Airport...

A record rainfall of 2.35 inch(es) was set at Houston/hobby Airport
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 1.95 set in 1980.




 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 10:15 am CST on March 4, 2015


... All clear message for the tornado drill...

This message serves as the all clear for the test Tornado Warning
that was issued at 10 am. This tornado drill was part of severe
weather awareness week when we review preparedness information
related to severe thunderstorm hazards. The tornado drill is
conducted every year and is a good opportunity for
schools... businesses and families to practice what they would do
in the event of an actual Tornado Warning.

It is important for all to have a way to get weather warnings...
to have a plan what to do in the event of a warning including
where to shelter... and to practice that plan from time to
time... whether you are at home... school or work. For more
information on severe weather awareness week and tornado safety go
to http://go.USA.Gov/3x4md.



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Location: U.S. 90 Alternate, Sugar Land, TX

Updated: 12:40 PM CST

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: The Hill, Sugar Land, TX

Updated: 12:42 PM CST

Temperature: 87.9 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: SSW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Telfair, Sugar Land, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: WSW at 8.7 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Industrial Park / FBCA, Sugar Land, TX

Updated: 12:34 PM CST

Temperature: 81.7 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: SE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: First Colony, Sugar Land, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 83.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: South at 15.0 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Pointe, Sugar Land, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 80.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: South at 11.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Rivercrest Drive, Sugar Land, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: South at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Sugarland C696, Sugar Land, TX

Updated: 12:40 PM CST

Temperature: 76.1 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 69% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Sugar Creek, Stafford, TX

Updated: 12:30 PM CST

Temperature: 79.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SE at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Sugarland Area, Houston, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: East at 7.6 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Duncan's Grove, Sugar Land, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 84.2 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: West at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Sugar Creek, Sugar Land, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 81.8 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SSE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Industeq - Hwy 59, Stafford, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 81.1 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: SSE at 12.1 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Pecan Grove, Richmond, TX

Updated: 12:39 PM CST

Temperature: 80.7 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: SSE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Commonwealth Estates, Sugar Land, TX

Updated: 12:40 PM CST

Temperature: 81.0 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: South at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest HARLEM TX US UPR, Richmond, TX

Updated: 11:25 AM CST

Temperature: 75 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Commonwealth, Sugar Land, TX

Updated: 12:34 PM CST

Temperature: 84.2 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: SSW at 5.3 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: KMK/Pecan Grove/Richmond, TX, Richmond, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 81.3 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: North at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Pecan Grove, Richmond, TX

Updated: 12:42 PM CST

Temperature: 79.8 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: SSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Pecan Grove, The Sniad, Richmond, TX

Updated: 12:40 PM CST

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Dove Country, Stafford, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: South at 4.9 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Mission Bend 122, Houston, TX

Updated: 12:30 PM CST

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Greatwood, Sugar Land, TX

Updated: 12:42 PM CST

Temperature: 81.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: ESE at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: DRS, Richmond, TX

Updated: 12:41 PM CST

Temperature: 81.2 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Twin Oaks Village, Richmond, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 85.5 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: SSE at 9.9 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Long Meadow Farms, Richmond, TX

Updated: 12:41 PM CST

Temperature: 83.7 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: SSE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Canyon Gates at the Brazos (Czech-weather), Richmond, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: SSE at 5.6 mph Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Fieldstone, Richmond, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: WSW at 5.1 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Wingate/Westheimer Place, Houston, TX

Updated: 12:32 PM CST

Temperature: 81.0 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Long Meadows Farm, Pecan Grove, TX

Updated: 12:30 PM CST

Temperature: 81.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Vaccaro Manor, Stafford, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 82.8 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SW at 7.2 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Goldenrod Estates, Richmond, TX

Updated: 12:43 PM CST

Temperature: 79.9 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: SSE at 7.8 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Paradise Park (Grand Mission), Richmond, TX

Updated: 12:34 PM CST

Temperature: 81.7 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: SSW at 7.8 mph Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Houston Westhollow C410, Houston, TX

Updated: 12:40 PM CST

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Texas 
1027 am CST Wednesday Mar 4 2015 


Marine... 


Sea fog still ongoing and should continue until the front scours out 
the moisture. Some breaks this afternoon look likely improving to 2 
to 5 miles at least for a few hours...then fog returns tonight. 
Dense fog advisory extended until around midnight. Very strong cold 
front will bring gales to the Upper Texas coast beginning around 
midnight. Low water advisory for strong north winds. Very strong 
currents expected in the wake of the frontal passage and especially 
Thursday morning for the low tide. Sustained northerly winds 25 to 
35 knots with gusts 40-50 knots. 


45 
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Aviation... 


Ceilings improving and expect MVFR ceilings should improve to VFR by 18-20z 
across most sites...Galveston may not get there as dense fog threat 
returns with visby 1/4 to 1/2 mile late this afternoon. A few 
showers will be possible today and if we get enough breaks may get 
isolated thunderstorms but coverage if any should be minimal and 
won't include any thunderstorms and rain in package. Frontal timing still around 22z 
cll-01z iah-06z gls. Very strong and gusty northerly winds in the 
wake of the frontal passage. 00z and the 12z (nam) models keeping a warm nose 
over most of the sites which should preclude any wintry mix of 
precipitation...the possible exception being cll which might see some sleet 
with above freezing temperatures at the surface. 
45 


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Previous discussion... /issued 1008 am CST Wednesday Mar 4 2015/ 


Update... 
current forecast is in good shape this morning. Strong onshore 
flow ahead of an approaching cold front will allow temperatures to 
climb into the upper 70s today. The front has pushed into North 
Texas where temperatures are quickly falling into the low 40s. 
The front should arrive in our northern counties around 4pm and 
into the metropolitan area after 7pm with strong north winds and falling 
temperatures in its wake. 38 


Previous discussion... /issued 705 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. 
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 
plummet 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 


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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...Wind Advisory from midnight tonight to noon CST Thursday for the 
following zones: Brazoria...Chambers...Fort Bend... 
Galveston...Harris...Jackson...Matagorda...Wharton. 


GM...low water advisory from noon to 2 PM CST Thursday for the 
following zones: Galveston Bay...Matagorda Bay. 


Gale Warning from 10 PM this evening to noon CST Thursday for 
the following zones: Galveston Bay...Matagorda Bay. 


Gale Warning from midnight tonight to 3 PM CST Thursday 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...38 
aviation/marine...45 






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