Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
928 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

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

GMZ300-230415-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
928 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
HAVE RAISED SCEC FLAGS FOR WATERS FROM 20 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE FOR
WINDS IN THE 15 TO 20 KNOT RANGE. THE ONSHORE FLOW WILL STRENGTHEN
TODAY AS THE DOWNSTREAM PRESSURE GRADIENT TIGHTENS IN RESPONSE TO
THE NEXT DEEPENING STORM SYSTEM OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS. A STRONG
COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THE PASSAGE OF THIS SYSTEM WILL REACH
THE COASTAL WATERS TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO EVENING. VERY COLD AIR
IN THE WAKE OF THIS BOUNDARY WILL HELP PRODUCE WIND GUSTS AT OR
NEAR GALE FORCE OVERNIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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GMZ330-335-230415-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
928 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY INCREASING
TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
DECREASING TO SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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GMZ350-355-230415-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
928 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
LATE.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO
4 TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ370-375-230415-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
928 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO
11 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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