Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
955 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...

...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT AFTER MIDNIGHT THROUGH NOON
THURSDAY...

.DENSE FOG REDUCING THE VISIBILITY TO UNDER 1 NM WILL LIFT WITH
THE PASSAGE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT. THE FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE
OFF THE COAST BETWEEN 11 PM AND MIDNIGHT AND THROUGH THE OFFSHORE
WATERS BY 3 AM CST. STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH
GUSTS TO GALE FORCE WILL DEVELOP IN THE BAYS...WHILE OVER THE GULF
WATERS STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40
KNOTS OFFSHORE WILL DEVELOP. THE WINDS SHOULD GRADUALLY DECREASE
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...BUT MAY LINGER OVER GALE FORCE BETWEEN 20 AND
60 NM INTO EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THE STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS
WILL HELP REDUCE WATER LEVELS IN THE BAYS...INLETS...AND SHIP
CHANNEL DOWN AS LOW AS 2 FEET BELOW NORMAL OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AND
THURSDAY MORNING.

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MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
955 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CST THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM CST THURSDAY...

* BAY WATERS...ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* WATER LEVELS...FALLING TO BETWEEN 1 AND 2 FEET BELOW NORMAL
  AFTER MIDNIGHT...AND POSSIBLY TO AS LOW AS 2.5 FEET BELOW NORMAL
  ON THURSDAY.

* CURRENTS...STRONG TO VERY STRONG EBB CURRENTS ARE LIKELY
  OVERNIGHT TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. SHOALING WILL BE
  POSSIBLE IN SOME OF THE SHALLOW LOCATIONS.

* VISIBILITY...UNDER 1 NM LATE THIS EVENING LIFTING TO ABOVE 6 NM.

* WINDS...BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 30 KNOTS BY AROUND MIDNIGHT WITH
  FREQUENT GUSTS TO 35 TO 40 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

MARINERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY OVER
SHORT DISTANCES. REDUCE YOUR SPEED AND KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR OTHER
VESSELS...BUOYS AND BREAKWATERS. KEEP YOUR NAVIGATION LIGHTS ON.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER CRAFT
OR NOT EQUIPPED WITH RADAR...SHOULD CONSIDER SEEKING SAFE HARBOR.

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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WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
955 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CST THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THURSDAY...

* SEAS...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...UNDER 1 NM LATE THIS EVENING LIFTING TO OVER 6 NM
  AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* WINDS...BECOMING NORTH 25 TO 35 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH
  FREQUENT GUSTS OF 35 TO 40 KNOTS. WINDS GRADUALLY DIMINISHING TO
  20 TO 30 KNOTS THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

MARINERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY OVER
SHORT DISTANCES. REDUCE YOUR SPEED AND KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR OTHER
VESSELS...BUOYS AND BREAKWATERS. KEEP YOUR NAVIGATION LIGHTS ON.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER CRAFT
OR NOT EQUIPPED WITH RADAR...SHOULD CONSIDER SEEKING SAFE HARBOR.

&&

$$

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WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
955 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THURSDAY...

* SEAS..4 TO 5 FEET BUILDING 8 TO 12 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT AND FROM
  10 TO 15 FEET LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* VISIBILITY...1 AND 3 NM LIFTING TO BEYOND 6 NM OVERNIGHT.

* WINDS...BECOMING NORTH 25 TO 35 KNOTS OVERNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH
  THURSDAY MORNING WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF 40 TO 45 KNOTS. WINDS
  GRADUALLY DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS BY THURSDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$


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