Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
315 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

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.

GMZ300-250945-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
315 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN THIS EVENING...BEFORE
SWITCHING TO ONSHORE AND INCREASING CHRISTMAS MORNING AS HIGH
PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILDS ACROSS SOUTH TEXAS AND INTO THE
NORTHWESTERN GULF ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE NEXT COLD FRONT IS
EXPECTED TO MOVE OFF THE COAST ON SATURDAY WITH A RETURN TO
UNSETTLED WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND.

$$

GMZ330-335-250945-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
315 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS BECOMING SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING BECOMING LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

$$

GMZ350-355-250945-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
315 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING...BECOMING LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

GMZ370-375-250945-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
315 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...BECOMING LIKELY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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