Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
937 AM CST SUN DEC 4 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.

GMZ300-050415-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
937 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT THE BAYS AND
COASTAL WATERS THROUGH MONDAY. SOME OF THESE STORMS MAY BE STRONG
TO SEVERE WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR GENERATING DAMAGING WINDS AND
WATERSPOUTS. INCREASING WINDS AND WAVES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY
MONDAY MORNING BEFORE DIMINISHING ON MONDAY AS THE STORM SYSTEM
CLEARS THE WESTERN GULF. A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE
OFF THE COAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH STRONG NORTH WINDS AND ROUGH
SEAS DEVELOPING IN ITS WAKE.

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GMZ330-335-050415-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
937 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

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

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COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
937 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.

$$

GMZ370-375-050415-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
937 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY
PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 7 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.

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