Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
925 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE
HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

GMZ300-191615-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
925 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
A FRONTAL BOUNDARY ALONG THE COAST IS EXPECTED TO STAY NEAR OR JUST
INLAND OF THE COAST THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. THE FRONT WILL THEN
MOVE OFF THE COAST LATE FRIDAY WITH THE PASSAGE OF AN UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE. SEA FOG IS POSSIBLE ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE FRONT
TONIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE
NORTH AND NORTHEAST OVER THE WEEKEND. ONSHORE WINDS RETURN ON
MONDAY AND STRENGTHEN MONDAY NIGHT AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT
THAT IS EXPECTED TO SWEEP THROUGH THE AREA ON TUESDAY.

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GMZ330-335-191615-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
925 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
PATCHY FOG. SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

$$

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WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
925 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
PATCHY FOG. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN
THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

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WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
925 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. PATCHY FOG. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.

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