Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
406 PM CDT WED APR 26 2017

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.

GMZ300-270930-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
406 PM CDT WED APR 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
A STRONG COLD FRONT IS STILL FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE COASTAL
WATERS THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL BECOME NORTH IN THE WAKE OF THE
FRONT AND INCREASE OVERNIGHT BEFORE DIMINISHING THURSDAY MORNING.
ONSHORE WINDS WILL RETURN THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS HIGH PRESSURE
DRIFTS EAST OF THE REGION. STRONG ONSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY WHICH MAY REQUIRE SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES.

$$

GMZ335-270930-
GALVESTON BAY-
406 PM CDT WED APR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 25
KNOTS AND GUSTY. SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BAY WATERS BECOMING ROUGH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
BECOMING SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ330-270930-
MATAGORDA BAY-
406 PM CDT WED APR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 25
KNOTS AND GUSTY. SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BAY WATERS BECOMING ROUGH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ355-270930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
406 PM CDT WED APR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING,
THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST 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. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ350-270930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
406 PM CDT WED APR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 7 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ375-270930-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
406 PM CDT WED APR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 13 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
11 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ370-270930-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
406 PM CDT WED APR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING 25 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 14 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST 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. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.

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