Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
940 PM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...HIGH SEAS ACROSS THE WESTERN WATERS TONIGHT...

.WESTERN OFFSHORE AND NEARSHORE SEA HEIGHTS WILL INCREASE FROM
TROPICAL STORM DOLLY THIS EVENING. WAVE HEIGHTS AT OR GREATER
THAN 7 FEET CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY
MORNING.

GMZ350-031045-
/O.EXA.KHGX.SW.Y.0001.140903T0300Z-140903T1500Z/
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
940 PM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM
CDT WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 10 AM CDT WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES ARE
EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. MARINERS SHOULD AVOID
SANDBAR AREAS. LONG PERIOD SWELL CAN SHARPEN INTO LARGE BREAKING
WAVES IN THESE AREAS. IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR WAVES TO BREAK MUCH
FARTHER FROM SAND OR GRAVEL BARS THAN IS NORMALLY EXPERIENCED.
REMEMBER...BREAKING WAVES CAN EASILY CAPSIZE EVEN LARGER VESSELS.

&&

$$

GMZ370-031045-
/O.CON.KHGX.SW.Y.0001.140903T0300Z-140903T1500Z/
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
940 PM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 10 AM CDT WEDNESDAY...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES ARE
EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. MARINERS SHOULD AVOID
SANDBAR AREAS. LONG PERIOD SWELL CAN SHARPEN INTO LARGE BREAKING
WAVES IN THESE AREAS. IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR WAVES TO BREAK MUCH
FARTHER FROM SAND OR GRAVEL BARS THAN IS NORMALLY EXPERIENCED.
REMEMBER...BREAKING WAVES CAN EASILY CAPSIZE EVEN LARGER VESSELS.

&&

$$



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