Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
423 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

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.

GMZ300-262300-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
423 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
MODERATE TO STRONG ONSHORE WINDS WILL PERSIST AS HIGH PRESSURE OVER
THE NORTHEASTERN GULF INTERACTS WITH DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE OVER THE
PLAINS TODAY. THE NEXT COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OFF THE
COAST ON SATURDAY NIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH
THE FRONT WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS LATE SATURDAY
INTO SUNDAY. ONSHORE WINDS WILL RETURN AGAIN BY LATE MONDAY.

$$

GMZ330-335-262300-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
423 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

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

$$

GMZ350-355-262300-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
423 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. PATCHY
FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. RAIN
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

GMZ370-375-262300-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
423 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. RAIN
LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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