Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
956 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT... ...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.WARM MOIST AIR MOVING OVER THE COOLER SHELF WATERS HAS PRODUCED
WIDESPREAD SEA FOG ACROSS THE UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS AND
ADJACENT BAYS. THIS ADVISORY MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED IN DURATION
AS THE THREAT OF FOG WILL NOT GO AWAY UNTIL THE NEXT COLD FRONT
PUSHES THROUGH THE WATERS WEDNESDAY EVENING. STRONG OFFSHORE
WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
THURSDAY.

GMZ330-335-040000-
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MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
956 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

* VISIBILITY...1 NM OR LESS.

* WINDS...SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT
  GUSTS TO GALE FORCE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING.

* BAY WATERS...BECOMING VERY ROUGH AFTER THE WIND SHIFT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

$$

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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-
956 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

* VISIBILITY...1 NM OR LESS.

* WINDS...SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS
  WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING.

* SEAS...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET NEARSHORE AND 9 TO 13 FEET
  BEYOND 20 NM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

$$



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