Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1142 PM CST SAT NOV 18 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR GULF WATERS...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE BAY WATERS...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY FOR GALVESTON BAY...

.STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS AND ELEVATED SEAS ARE EXPECTED. WATER
LEVELS IN THE BAYS WILL RUN BELOW NORMAL LEVELS AS IT IS PUSHED
OUT.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1142 PM CST SAT NOV 18 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST SUNDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH NEAR 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GALE FORCE GUSTS.

* SEAS...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET WITHIN 20 NM AND 8 TO 10 FEET
  WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET FURTHER OFFSHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURING. 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.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

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GALVESTON BAY-
1142 PM CST SAT NOV 18 2017

...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST SUNDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
LOW WATER ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST SUNDAY.

* WINDS...NORTH NEAR 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO NEAR GALE FORCE.

* BAYS...VERY ROUGH.

* WATER LEVELS...1 TO 1.5 FEET BELOW NORMAL.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

A LOW WATER ADVISORY MEANS WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW AVERAGE. MARINERS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION
AND TRANSIT AT THE SLOWEST SAFE NAVIGABLE SPEED TO MINIMIZE
IMPACT.

&&

$$

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MATAGORDA BAY-
1142 PM CST SAT NOV 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST SUNDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH NEAR 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO NEAR GALE FORCE.

* BAYS...VERY ROUGH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$



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