Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
311 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

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.

GMZ300-010930-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
311 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
RAIN CHANCES WILL INCREASE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS LATE TONIGHT
INTO SUNDAY AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT MOVES WHICH IS SET TO
MOVE INTO THE COASTAL WATERS LATE SUNDAY. BUILDING SEAS AND
INCREASING WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL LIKELY WARRANT SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES ON LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY... AND WITH GUSTS NEAR GALE
FORCE POSSIBLE BEHIND THE FRONT DURING THIS TIME. HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDING IN BEHIND THE FRONT WILL ALLOW WINDS TO RELAX BY TUESDAY.


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GMZ330-335-010930-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
311 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

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GMZ350-355-010930-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
311 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
EARLY IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...NORTH 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
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.

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GMZ370-375-010930-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
311 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS NEAR GALE FORCE. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.

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