9/23/06: A hot morning

Figured I'd get this section off to a start.

Saturday morning, we had some pretty warm low temperatures... made even more strange by the gusty south winds. I recall that HGX was forecasting a low of 84 for Galveston. Here at my place in Palestine we bottomed out at 81 degrees.

Attached below is a NCEP plot of minimum temperatures.

Tim
 

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Those warm temps along with high CAPE values and 2'' + PW's developing ahead of an advancing cold front late in the day created quite a show down here in the Houston area. 2-6 inches of rain along with the most lightning I have seen in a long time.
 
Had we not had the gust front blow out in front of the line here, we might have had some better chances, darn the luck all the triggers get blown away.
 
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