Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
350 AM CST SAT JAN 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT OFFSHORE...
...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT IN THE BAYS...

.ELEVATED WINDS AND SEAS CONTINUE IN THE OFFSHORE WATERS THIS
MORNING. CLOSER TO THE COAST, AREAS OF DENSE SEA FOG HAVE
DEVELOPED.

GMZ330-335-201600-
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MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
350 AM CST SAT JAN 20 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING...

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

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN 1 NM AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY OVER
SHORT DISTANCES. REDUCE YOUR SPEED AND KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR OTHER
VESSELS...BUOYS AND BREAKWATERS. KEEP YOUR NAVIGATION LIGHTS ON.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER CRAFT
OR NOT EQUIPPED WITH RADAR...SHOULD CONSIDER SEEKING SAFE HARBOR.

&&

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GMZ370-375-201100-
/O.EXT.KHGX.SC.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-180120T1000Z/
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
350 AM CST SAT JAN 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST AROUND 20 KNOTS.

* SEAS...5 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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