Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
426 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR THE OFFSHORE WATERS THIS MORNING...

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE OFFSHORE WATERS TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

.A VERY TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT OVER THE COASTAL WATERS THIS
MORNING SHOULD BE RELAXING THIS AFTERNOON. A STRONG COLD FRONT IS
EXPECTED TO PUSH ACROSS THE UPPER TEXAS COAST AND INTO THE COASTAL
WATERS THIS EVENING. STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS IN THE WAKE OF THE
FRONT...WITH GALE FORCE GUSTS...ARE POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT INTO
MONDAY MORNING.

GMZ370-375-011830-
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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-
426 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING...

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS
MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS THIS MORNING THEN NORTH AT 25 TO
  30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 KNOTS TONIGHT.

* SEAS... SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET BUILDING 7 TO 10 FEET.

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.

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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