Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
505 AM CST SUN DEC 17 2017

...ELEVATED SEAS WILL PERSIST OFFSHORE THROUGH MID MORNING...

.SEAS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED OVER THE FAR OFFSHORE WATERS THROUGH
MID MORNING IN THE WAKE OF THE STORMS LAST NIGHT. CONDITIONS WILL
BE IMPROVING BY THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS OF DENSE FOG OVER MATAGORDA
BAY WILL PERSIST INTO MID MORNING.

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MATAGORDA BAY-
505 AM CST SUN DEC 17 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
DENSE FOG ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN 1 NM AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY OVER
SHORT DISTANCES. REDUCE YOUR SPEED AND KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR OTHER
VESSELS...BUOYS AND BREAKWATERS. KEEP YOUR NAVIGATION LIGHTS ON.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER CRAFT
OR NOT EQUIPPED WITH RADAR...SHOULD CONSIDER SEEKING SAFE HARBOR.

&&

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WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
505 AM CST SUN DEC 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST AND WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS.

* SEAS...6 TO 7 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

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