Sunday, February17, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Pilot Point, TX

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Sunrise 7:08AMSunset 6:16PM Sunday February 17, 2019 8:19 PM CST (02:19 UTC) Moonrise 4:10PMMoonset 5:36AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 13 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pilot Point, TX
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Area Discussion for - Fort Worth, TX
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national weather service fort worth tx
533 pm cst Sun feb 17 2019

00z tafs
high pressure will continue to build into the region overnight
with northerly flow around 10 kt. Winds will gradually become a
little more easterly through the day Monday, otherwise, high
clouds will continue to stream across the region.VFR CIGS around
20,000 ft will prevail through the period.


Short term issued 210 pm cst Sun feb 17 2019
a tranquil night is expected across north and central texas as
dry air invades from the north. Intermittent bands of cirrus will
stream in overhead, but mostly clear skies should prevail for most
locales. Surface flow will remain northerly which should equate
to persistent cold air advection. Guidance offers varying
solutions on just how cold it will get, but with modest breezes in
the surface-925mb layer, radiational cooling processes may be
hindered. Regardless, temperatures should range between the
mid upper 20s along the red river to low to mid 30s elsewhere. A
repeat of dense fog appears unlikely given the dry air advection
and slightly perturbed pbl flow. A denser deck of mid and upper
level cloud cover may attempt to lift northward as southwesterly
700mb flow appears to strengthen.


Long term issued 210 pm cst Sun feb 17 2019
Monday to next weekend
main focus of the extended will be multiple rounds of potential
rainfall and thunderstorms across our region, primarily on Tuesday
and then again Thursday through Saturday. For the second period of
rainfall, there are many details to be determined over the coming
days, and lower spatial predictability (at least for our local
purposes) of several synoptic-scale features precludes going "all
in" for any one day during the latter half of the week. More
details below.

Meanwhile, despite decreasing northeasterly winds on Monday,
reinvigorated upper-level jet ascent to our southwest should
promote a fairly dense plume of clouds around 25-35 kft. In other
words, we will trade slackening surface cold-air advection for a
notable reduction of insolation. The end result should be highs a
few degrees below those of today, perhaps struggling to reach 50
across most of north texas and the lower 50s across central
texas. With that said, lighter wind speeds should make for a
slightly more pleasant morning.

Upstream of the region, a northerly jet will advance around the
base of a deep western trough through Monday night, amplifying the
trough and shifting it eastward in the process. Height falls will
slowly overspread the region, inducing a fairly robust mass
response along a low-level warm front draped to our southeast.

Isentropic ascent atop our stubborn, cold surface air will likely
offer drizzle initially and then more notable rainfall to much of
our area, especially east of i-35, late Monday night into Tuesday.

Forecast soundings illustrate an adequate elevated mixed layer
atop focused warm advection (near 925-850mb) to produce parcel
buoyancy deep enough for a few storms on Tuesday. While
significant flooding issues are not anticipated, locally heavy
rain could offer a transient potential for minor flooding, and
this threat will have to be watched accordingly. Strong
convective-layer flow may also encourage some small hail, but
severe weather is not anticipated at this time.

As for winter weather, any late Monday Tuesday morning potential
across our northwest continues to look rather bleak due to
marginal surface temps so do not plan to re-introduce freezing
precipitation during this time period. As the shortwave trough
responsible for our b-e-a-utiful Tuesday ejects away from the
region, lingering low-level moisture, weakening winds, and subtle
southwesterly flow impulses may foster some fog and drizzle
Tuesday night, especially north of i-20. While temperatures will
be close to freezing west of us-281, they should be too marginal
for any surface impacts. Furthermore, most drizzle fog should be
relegated to times prior to when more earnest west northwesterly
cold advection commences (which is likely when temps would fall
below freezing). Thus, given the low potential for freezing
precip (and even lower potential for impacts), decided to remove
any freezing mention from the grids.

We should clear some and warm slightly on Wednesday (although with
lingering upper-level clouds), especially where a light downslope
wind component is expected towards the big country. A slow
warming trend continues through the end of the week, as a stale
cold-air reservoir to the northeast slowly retreats.

As for precipitation chances, areas east of i-35 hold the highest
potential for realizing rainfall Thursday into Saturday, given the
positioning of a sloped warm-front surface from south-central
texas to the sabine valley. An initial chance of rain, primarily
driven by mid upper jet processes, passes the region Thursday.

Quickly in its wake, a slightly more amplified sub-tropical
impulse will enhance isentropic ascent and related rain chances
once again on Friday. A few embedded thunderstorms will be
possible as well.

We are still monitoring the possibility of strong storms on
Saturday, in conjunction with the approach of a rather sharp mid-
level cyclone transiting near across north texas. Richer theta-e
air will slowly be replacing a cool, stable near-surface air mass
on Saturday, but the exact track of the mid-level system will
significantly influence boundary-layer thermodynamic evolution,
plus the amount of low-level convergence available for surface
parcels to achieve their respective lfcs ahead of veering flow.

And this track will be modulated by details (e.G., sub-tropical
atlantic ridge strength, lead impulse influences, etc.) that are
simply too unknown to offer much detail on any strong severe
potential. At present, the most likely area for any severe weather
should be east of north and central texas, but at least a few
strong storms seems within reason across our area. Stay tuned.


Preliminary point temps pops
Dallas-ft. Worth 32 48 37 42 36 0 0 20 80 20
waco 35 51 39 45 38 0 0 30 90 20
paris 29 47 35 39 35 0 0 20 80 50
denton 29 46 35 41 33 0 0 20 80 20
mckinney 29 47 36 41 34 0 0 20 80 30
dallas 33 48 38 42 36 0 0 30 80 20
terrell 33 49 37 43 36 0 0 30 90 30
corsicana 36 52 38 43 38 0 0 30 90 30
temple 36 53 40 47 39 0 0 30 90 30
mineral wells 29 47 33 40 32 0 0 20 80 20

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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Denton Enterprise Airport, TX15 mi27 minNNE 310.00 miFair41°F28°F62%1018.8 hPa
Gainesville, Gainesville Municipal Airport, TX23 mi45 minN 010.00 miFair42°F30°F63%1019.3 hPa

Wind History from DTO (wind in knots)
Last 24hrS5SE5NE3E3N8NE5N9
1 day agoN11N13
2 days agoE4E4CalmCalmN5N4N6N5NE3N3NE5N4NE7E4CalmNW7N12N10N11N13N16N17N18N13

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