Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1110 PM CDT THU OCT 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR THE FAR OFFSHORE WATERS EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING...

.A TIGHT EASTERLY PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF...
WITH A REGION OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE WESTERN WATERS...HAVE
COMBINED TO PRODUCE ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS AND SEAS OVER THE FAR
OFFSHORE WATERS. AS THESE THUNDERSTORMS MOVE ONSHORE...WINDS
SHOULD WEAKEN WITH RESPONDING LOWERING SEA HEIGHTS TO EXERCISE
CAUTION LEVELS JUST BEFORE SUNRISE.

GMZ370-375-200900-
/O.NEW.KHGX.SC.Y.0075.171020T0410Z-171020T0900Z/
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1110 PM CDT THU OCT 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT FRIDAY.

* WINDS...20 KNOTS GUSTING TO AROUND 30 KNOTS.

* SEAS...AROUND 7 FEET.

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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