Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
719 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

GMZ300-180115-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
719 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
LIGHT TO MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS ALONG WITH SLIGHTLY ELEVATED
SEAS WILL PERSIST THROUGH TONIGHT. THE AREA COULD SEE SOME RAIN AND
POSSIBLE THUNDER TODAY AS A DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS THE AREA. A BRIEF
WIND SHIFT TO THE NORTHEAST WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY BEFORE
ONSHORE WINDS RETURN TO THE AREA ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. THIS
LIGHT TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW IS THEN EXPECTED TO PERSIST FOR THE REST
OF THE WEEKEND AND INTO THE START OF NEXT WEEK.

$$

GMZ335-180115-
GALVESTON BAY-
719 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ330-180115-
MATAGORDA BAY-
719 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ350-355-180115-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
719 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ370-375-180115-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
719 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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