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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
924 AM CST FRI DEC 9 2016

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NEARSHORE
WATERS THROUGH NOON CST TODAY...

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE OFFSHORE
WATERS THROUGH 3 PM CST TODAY...

.STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS AND ELEVATED SEAS WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH
THROUGHOUT THE DAY TODAY.

GMZ350-355-091800-
/O.CON.KHGX.SC.Y.0069.000000T0000Z-161209T1800Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
924 AM CST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY...DIMINISHING TO 15
  TO 25 KNOTS LATER THIS MORNING...AND THEN TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
  THIS AFTERNOON.

* SEAS...4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.

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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GMZ370-375-092100-
/O.CON.KHGX.SC.Y.0070.000000T0000Z-161209T2100Z/
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
924 AM CST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS 35 TO 40 KNOTS...
  DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATER THIS MORNING...AND THEN TO
  15 TO 25 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON.

* SEAS...7 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET THIS
  MORNING...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
  10 FEET THIS AFTERNOON.

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.

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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