Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
852 PM CST MON JAN 15 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
NIGHT...

.STRONG NORTH WINDS WILL BE DEVELOPING EARLY TUESDAY MORNING WITH
THE PASSAGE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT. WINDS COULD GUST TO 40 KNOTS
TUESDAY MORNING.

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/O.CON.KHGX.GL.W.0002.180116T1200Z-180117T0600Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
852 PM CST MON JAN 15 2018

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO MIDNIGHT
CST EARLY WEDNESDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS
  EXCEEDING 35 KNOTS.

* SEAS...5 TO 7 FEET NEARSHORE...9 TO 13 FEET OFFSHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

&&

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/O.CON.KHGX.SC.Y.0005.180116T1200Z-180117T0600Z/
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
852 PM CST MON JAN 15 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST EARLY WEDNESDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS NEAR 30
  KNOTS.

* BAYS...ROUGH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

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