Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
413 AM CST MON DEC 5 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.

GMZ300-052315-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
413 AM CST MON DEC 5 2016

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

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GMZ330-335-052315-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
413 AM CST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING SMOOTH IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN
THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING ROUGH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ350-355-052315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
413 AM CST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 7 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS AND SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS...SMALL HAIL AND HEAVY
RAINFALL.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN
THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ370-375-052315-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
413 AM CST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS...SMALL HAIL AND HEAVY
RAINFALL.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
7 FEET.

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