Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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WHUS74 KBRO 042157
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
357 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE FORCE CONDITIONS TO BEGIN LATE TONIGHT NIGHT...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BLAST THROUGH THE LOWER TEXAS COASTAL
WATERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. STRONG WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS WILL CREATE
ADVERSE MARINE CONDITIONS TONIGHT AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

GMZ130-132-135-150-155-170-175-051200-
/O.CON.KBRO.GL.W.0005.150305T0600Z-150306T0000Z/
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE TO THE ARROYO COLORADO-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE ARROYO COLORADO TO 5 NM NORTH OF PORT
MANSFIELD TX-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM 5 NM NORTH OF PORT MANSFIELD TO BAFFIN BAY TX-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
357 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM
CST THURSDAY...

* WINDS...SHIFTING NORTH 28 TO 33 KNOTS GUSTING TO 40 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...9 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET.

* TIMING...GALE FORCE WINDS WILL ARRIVE BETWEEN 1 AND 3 AM NORTH
  OF PORT MANSFIELD OUT 60 NM...AND BETWEEN 3 AND 5 AM FROM THE
  MOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE TO PORT MANSFIELD OUT 60 NM...INCLUDING
  LAGUNA MADRE BAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE OCCURRING...OR
FORECAST TO OCCUR WITHIN THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS. OPERATING A
VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY
EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT
THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

52/BSG


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