Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
1003 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...STRONG COLD FRONT ARRIVES AFTER MIDNIGHT...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE LOWER TEXAS COAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. BEHIND THE FRONT WINDS WILL INCREASE
RAPIDLY AND STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY
MONDAY...WITH GUSTS OVER GALE FORCE OVER THE GULF WATERS.

GMZ150-155-170-175-020015-
/O.CON.KBRO.GL.W.0004.150202T0600Z-150202T1500Z/
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-
1003 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM
CST MONDAY...

* WINDS...25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS 35 TO 40 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS BUILDING RAPIDLY TO 8 TO 12 FEET.

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL BE NEEDED AFTER THE GALE CONDITIONS
SUBSIDE.

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.

&&

$$

GMZ130-132-135-020015-
/O.CON.KBRO.SI.Y.0006.150202T0600Z-150202T1800Z/
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-
1003 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO NOON CST MONDAY...

* WINDS...20 TO 28 KNOTS WITH GUSTS 30 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.

THIS ADVISORY WILL LIKELY NEED TO BE EXTENDED LATER INTO THE DAY
MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO
33 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

JGG



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