Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
920 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...VERY HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS LIKELY THIS WEEKEND...

.THE PASSAGE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT LATE SATURDAY NIGHT OR EARLY
SUNDAY MORNING WILL BRING RAPIDLY INCREASING WINDS AND BUILDING
SEAS TO THE LOWER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS THIS WEEKEND. A GALE WATCH
IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT...AND WILL LIKELY BE UPGRADED TO A GALE
WARNING SOMETIME WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

GMZ130-132-135-150-155-170-175-211200-
/O.CON.KBRO.GL.A.0001.170122T0900Z-170123T0300Z/
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE TO THE ARROYO COLORADO-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE ARROYO COLORADO TO 5 NM NORTH OF PORT
MANSFIELD TX-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM 5 NM NORTH OF PORT MANSFIELD TO BAFFIN BAY TX-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
920 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST AT 26 TO 37 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KNOTS.

* SEAS...9 TO 11 FEET NEARSHORE...AND 10 TO 12 FEET OFFSHORE.

* BAY CONDITIONS...VERY ROUGH BAY WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

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