Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
1209 AM CST FRI DEC 9 2016

...GALE CONDITIONS WELL OFFSHORE BUT SUBSIDING SLOWLY
NEARSHORE...

.POLAR SOURCED SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD INTO
THE LOWER TEXAS GULF WATERS OVERNIGHT. STRONG AND GUSTY NORTH
WINDS WITH FREQUENT GALE FORCE GUSTS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE
GULF WATERS ESPECIALLY BEYOND 20 NAUTICAL MILES OVERNIGHT BUT
WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE CLOSER TO THE COAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

GMZ130-132-135-090930-
/O.EXP.KBRO.GL.W.0006.000000T0000Z-161209T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KBRO.SI.Y.0051.161209T0609Z-161209T1500Z/
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-
1209 AM CST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...
...GALE WARNING HAS EXPIRED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING.

* WINDS...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 33
KNOTS.

* BAY WATERS...VERY ROUGH.

* WAVES...3 FEET IN THE CENTER CHANNEL BETWEEN PORT ISABEL AND
  SOUTH PADRE ISLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO
33 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

GMZ150-155-170-175-090930-
/O.CON.KBRO.GL.W.0006.000000T0000Z-161209T1200Z/
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-
1209 AM CST FRI DEC 9 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

* WINDS...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 32 KNOTS WITH GUSTS 35 TO 40 KNOTS.
  WINDS WITHIN 20 NAUTICAL MILES MAY DIMINISH TO 22 TO 27 KNOTS
  WITH GUSTS TO NEAR GALE FORCE AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE OCCURRING.
OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES EXPERIENCE AND
PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS
WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE OR VESSEL REMAIN IN PORT.

&&

$$



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