Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
952 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...STRONG COLD FRONT TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS...

.A COLD FRONT IS POISED TO SURGE ACROSS THE LOWER TEXAS COAST ON
TUESDAY. VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ARE FORECAST TO INCREASE
QUICKLY BEHIND THE FRONT. AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF FREQUENT WIND
GUSTS AT AND ABOVE GALE FORCE IS FORECAST FROM LATE TUESDAY
MORNING TO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

GMZ130-132-135-150-155-170-175-230000-
/O.CON.KBRO.GL.A.0007.141223T1600Z-141224T1200Z/
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-
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-
952 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

A GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS: FREQUENT GUSTS TO 34 TO 38 KNOTS ON THE LAGUNA MADRE
  AND NEAR SHORE. SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR GALE FORCE ON THE OFFSHORE
  WATERS WITH GUSTS APPROACHING 45 KNOTS.

* SEAS: SEAS INCREASING TO 10 TO 13 FEET AND REMAINING HIGH
  THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED DUE TO PERSISTENT
ROUGH WINDS AND SEAS BEHIND THE FRONT DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY
WHEN THE THREAT FOR GALE FORCE WIND GUSTS DIMINISHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE
POSSIBLE...GENERALLY BEYOND 36 HOURS OUT. THE SPECIFIC TIMING AND
OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. THE WATCH IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

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