Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
427 AM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

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.

GMZ300-232230-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
427 AM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN AND SEAS WILL RISE. MODERATE TO
STRONG ONSHORE WINDS TONIGHT WILL SUPPORT SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES.
DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND SURF WILL LIKELY DEVELOP. ON SUNDAY
AND MONDAY...ABOVE NORMAL TIDES COMBINING WITH SWELLS MAY LEAD TO
MINOR FLOODING ON THE GULF FACING BEACHES OF THE BOLIVAR
PENINSULA. STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE POSSIBLE SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT AS A SERIES OF STORM CLUSTERS AND LINES MOVES
THROUGH SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND EXTENDING INTO THE GULF WATERS. BY
LATE TUESDAY A MORE DIURNAL PATTERN WILL RETURN WITH SHOWERS IN
THE EARLY MORNING OVER THE GULF WATERS WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NEARSHORE AND BAY WATERS LATE IN THE MORNING
TAPERING OFF DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

$$

GMZ335-232230-
GALVESTON BAY-
427 AM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
BECOMING CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY
RAINFALL.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

$$

GMZ330-232230-
MATAGORDA BAY-
427 AM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY
PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH BECOMING CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS
MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY
PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY
RAINFALL.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY
PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ350-355-232230-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
427 AM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE
HEAVY RAINFALL.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ370-375-232230-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
427 AM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY
PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY
IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$


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