Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
959 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.

GMZ300-211615-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
959 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
A ROUND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND
SOME OF THEM COULD BECOME STRONG OR SEVERE. LIGHT SOUTHERLY WINDS
TONIGHT SHOULD BECOME MORE SOUTHWESTERLY SATURDAY AHEAD OF STRONG
PACIFIC COLD FRONT THAT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND
EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. PATCHY FOG POSSIBLE SATURDAY MORNING. 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 WILL LIKELY BE UPGRADED TO GALE WARNINGS. LOOK FOR
WINDS AND SEAS TO GRADUALLY COME DOWN SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

$$

GMZ335-211615-
GALVESTON BAY-
959 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
PATCHY FOG. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY LATE IN THE EVENING.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING CHOPPY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH BECOMING CHOPPY 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 AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ330-211615-
MATAGORDA BAY-
959 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. PATCHY FOG.
.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 AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY 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 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.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...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. 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.

$$

GMZ350-355-211615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
959 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. PATCHY FOG.
.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 35 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.

$$

GMZ370-375-211615-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
959 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
25 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 30 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 25 TO 30
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 15 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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