Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
241 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

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.

GMZ300-300830-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
241 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY STRONG ONSHORE WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY
WITH PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SEAS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED
THROUGH MUCH OF THE WEEKEND. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE
COASTAL WATERS LATE MONDAY WITH LIGHT OFFSHORE WINDS DEVELOPING IN ITS
WAKE BY MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.

$$

GMZ330-335-300830-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
241 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. HAZE. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY
PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

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GMZ350-355-300830-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
241 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. HAZE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ370-375-300830-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
241 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. HAZE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS
MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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