Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
905 PM CST TUE JAN 17 2017

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.

GMZ300-181615-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
905 PM CST TUE JAN 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE UPPER TEXAS COAST
TONIGHT AND TOMORROW. LIGHTER WINDS AND ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL
LEAD TO PATCHY FOG TONIGHT. A WEAK FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH
THURSDAY ALLOWING FOR WEST WINDS BUT WINDS QUICKLY RETURN TO THE
SOUTH FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. A MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT SHOULD PUSH
OFF THE COAST SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. VERY STRONG WINDS AND
ROUGH SEAS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY BEHIND THE FRONT. GALE FORCE WINDS
WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS SUNDAY AND
MONDAY.

$$

GMZ335-181615-
GALVESTON BAY-
905 PM CST TUE JAN 17 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. AREAS OF FOG. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY
FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
BECOMING CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.

$$

GMZ330-181615-
MATAGORDA BAY-
905 PM CST TUE JAN 17 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. AREAS OF FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY BECOMING CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO
15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS ROUGH BECOMING CHOPPY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

GMZ350-355-181615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
905 PM CST TUE JAN 17 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. AREAS OF FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY
FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
20 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING 25 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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 AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

GMZ370-375-181615-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
905 PM CST TUE JAN 17 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
20 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET BUILDING TO 10 TO 13 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 17 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO
13 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 17 FEET SUBSIDING TO 8 TO
11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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