Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
327 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

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.

GMZ300-210945-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
327 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING...
AND SOME OF THEM COULD BECOME STRONG OR SEVERE. LIGHT TO MODERATE SOUTH
TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL PERSIST UNTIL A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH
THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. BEFORE THE FRONT
ARRIVES...THERE IS STILL A CHANCE OF MAINLY LATE NIGHT THROUGH MORNING
FOG DEVELOPMENT...AND SOME OF THE FOG COULD BECOME DENSE. VERY STRONG
AND GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS AND VERY ROUGH SEAS AND BAY WATERS
CAN BE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BEHIND THE COLD FRONT...AND GALE WATCHES
THAT ARE IN EFFECT LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING MIGHT
NEED TO BE UPGRADED TO GALE WARNINGS. LOOK FOR WINDS AND SEAS TO
GRADUALLY COME DOWN SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

$$

GMZ330-335-210945-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
327 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY EARLY
IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING ROUGH
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING SMOOTH IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING SMOOTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ350-355-210945-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
327 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY FOG. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY EARLY
IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY FOG.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 20 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ370-375-210945-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
327 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 20 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 25
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11
FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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