Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1003 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

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.

GMZ300-050445-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
1003 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
ALTHOUGH THERE COULD BE INTERMITTENT IMPROVEMENTS IN VISIBILITIES AT
TIMES...THE THREAT OF SEA FOG WILL PERSIST INTO THE EVENING HOURS. A
STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OFF THE COAST LATE WEDNESDAY
EVENING. STRONG NORTH WINDS ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT. SPEEDS
WILL VERY SLOWLY DIMINISH BEGINNING THURSDAY NIGHT AND BECOME
NORTHEAST INTO THE WEEKEND AS A COASTAL TROF DEVELOPS OFFSHORE.

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GMZ330-335-050445-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
1003 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CST THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 2 PM CST
THURSDAY...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. AREAS OF DENSE FOG WITH VISIBILITY 1 NM OR LESS
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN AREAS OF FOG IN THE AFTERNOON. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 30
KNOTS AROUND MIDNIGHT WITH GUSTS NEAR 45 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY
BECOMING VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG IN THE EVENING.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH BECOMING ROUGH
IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ350-355-050445-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
1003 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CST THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
AREAS OF DENSE FOG WITH VISIBILITY 1 NM OR LESS LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN AREAS OF FOG IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 30 TO 35
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG
IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 6 TO 9
FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING... THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ370-375-050445-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
1003 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 FEET.
AREAS OF DENSE FOG WITH VISIBILITY 1 NM OR LESS LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN AREAS OF FOG IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 30 TO 35
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT...GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 KNOTS AFTER 3 AM. SEAS 4
FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING 25 TO 30 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 11 TO 14 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 17
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 14 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
11 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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