Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
926 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

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.

GMZ300-051630-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
926 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
PERIODS OF RAIN WITH EMBEDDED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED
THROUGH MONDAY AS A STORM SYSTEM MOVES EASTWARD ACROSS THE STATE. SOME
STORMS COULD BECOME STRONG OR SEVERE WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR GENERATING
DAMAGING WINDS AND WATERSPOUTS. INCREASING WINDS AND WAVES ARE EXPECTED
THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING BEFORE DIMINISHING BY MONDAY AFTERNOON.
A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OFF THE COAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT
WITH STRONG NORTH WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS DEVELOPING IN ITS WAKE.

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GMZ330-335-051630-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
926 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN
THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS WITH THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH BECOMING CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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GMZ350-355-051630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
926 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
SHOWERS WITH THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
926 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE
IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
SHOWERS WITH THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING... THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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