Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
941 PM CST WED MAR 4 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.

GMZ300-051630-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
941 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
DENSE FOG WILL DISPERSE AS A STRONG COLD FRONT PUSHES OFF THE
COAST BETWEEN 11 PM AND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. VERY STRONG OFFSHORE
WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL LIKELY REACH GALE FORCE OVERNIGHT AND
THURSDAY MORNING. THE STRONG WINDS WILL LOWER WATER LEVELS OVER
THE BAYS...INLETS...AND THE SHIP CHANNEL. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH
AND BECOME NORTHEASTERLY OVER THE WEEKEND.

$$

GMZ330-335-051630-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
941 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CST THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM CST THURSDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS UNDER 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE THIS EVENING...AND THEN NORTH 20 TO 30
KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
BECOMING CHOPPY TO ROUGH. AREAS OF FOG LATE IN THE EVENING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE
DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS VERY
ROUGH BECOMING ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY EARLY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ350-355-051630-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
941 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CST THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
25 TO 35 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF
FOG LATE IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO 30 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
11 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY EARLY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ370-375-051630-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
941 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 FEET
BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG LATE IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING 25 TO 30 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 13 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
17 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY EARLY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$


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