Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
326 PM CST Sat Dec 16 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.

GMZ300-171015-
Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60
nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays
326 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
Easterly winds will continue to turn northwesterly and
strengthen in response to a coastal trough of low pressure moving
up Texas coast. This system will bring unsettled weather as it
moves through the coastal waters. A small craft advisory has been
issued for this afternoon and tonight across all waters. Gusts to
gale force will be possible this evening. This disturbance will
push east of the area Sunday, and periods of fog will remain a
possibility until the next front pushes through on Tuesday or
Wednesday.

$$

GMZ330-171015-
Matagorda Bay-
326 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...East winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest around 10
knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming smooth
after midnight. Patchy fog. Showers and isolated thunderstorms
until early morning. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in the
afternoon. Bay waters smooth.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Areas of fog. A slight chance of showers in the evening. A chance
of showers after midnight.
.MONDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the
afternoon. Bay waters smooth. Areas of fog. A chance of showers
and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Areas of fog. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Patchy
fog. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest
5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming
smooth after midnight. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds around 5 knots becoming west in the
afternoon. Bay waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly
choppy in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast
5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming
smooth after midnight. A chance of showers.

$$

GMZ335-171015-
Galveston Bay-
326 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 10 to
15 knots after midnight. Bay waters choppy becoming slightly
choppy after midnight. Patchy fog. Showers and isolated
thunderstorms until early morning. A slight chance of showers
after midnight.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in the
afternoon. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers in the
morning.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming east
after midnight. Bay waters smooth. Areas of fog. A slight chance
of showers in the evening. A chance of showers after midnight.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in the
afternoon. Bay waters smooth. Areas of fog. Showers likely and
isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Areas of fog. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Patchy
fog. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west
after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy. Patchy fog. Showers
likely and isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots becoming south
after midnight. Bay waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly
choppy in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly
choppy. A chance of showers.

$$

GMZ350-355-370-375-171015-
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-
326 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up
to 8 feet. Patchy fog. Showers and isolated thunderstorms until
early morning. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A chance of showers in the morning.
A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Areas
of fog. A slight chance of showers in the evening. A chance of
showers after midnight.
.MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Areas of
fog. Showers likely in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms. A
chance of showers in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Areas of fog. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Patchy
fog. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming
northwest after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Patchy fog. Showers
likely and isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A slight chance of
showers.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south
after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
chance of showers.

$$



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