Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
951 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS...

.VERY STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO FEED INTO THE COASTAL WATERS
BEHIND A POTENT COLD FRONT. THESE STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS WILL
CAUSE THE TRANSPORT OF SOME WATER OUT OF THE BAYS AND CAUSE TIDE
LEVELS TO RUN 1 TO 2 FEET BELOW NORMAL...ESPECIALLY NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE BAYS. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO SLOWLY RATCHET DOWN
FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND.

GMZ330-335-060000-
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MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
951 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
GALE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON.
A LOW WATER ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS LOW WATER
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING.

* BAY WATERS...VERY ROUGH.

* WATER LEVELS...FALLING TO BETWEEN 1 AND 2 FEET BELOW
  NORMAL...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHERN PARTS OF THE BAYS.

* CURRENTS...STRONG EBB CURRENTS ARE LIKELY. SHOALING WILL BE
  POSSIBLE IN SOME OF THE SHALLOW LOCATIONS.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH SOME GUSTS ABOVE 40 KNOTS
  THIS MORNING.

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.

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.

&&

$$

GMZ350-355-370-375-052100-
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WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
951 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
GALE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON.

* SEAS...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET NEARSHORE AND 8 TO 13 FEET BEYOND
  20 NM.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH SOME GUSTS ABOVE 40 KNOTS INTO
  EARLY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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