Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
943 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.GALE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE BEHIND A COLD FRONT FROM LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. BEFORE THE FRONT ARRIVES...MORE FOG
DEVELOPMENT IS POSSIBLE AND SOME OF IT COULD BECOME DENSE REQUIRING
DENSE FOG ADVISORIES.

GMZ330-335-350-355-370-375-202345-
/O.CON.KHGX.GL.A.0001.170122T0900Z-170123T0300Z/
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
943 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

* WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS INCREASING SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY...UP
  TO 25 TO 35 KNOTS. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TOWARDS THE
  OPEN WATERS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO. PEAK GUSTS OFFSHORE AS HIGH
  AS 40 TO 45 KNOTS ARE POSSIBLE.

* SEAS...INCREASING LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. IN THE NEARSHORE
  WATERS...UP TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. IN
  THE OFFSHORE WATERS...7 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13
  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.

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