Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
304 PM CDT SAT APR 30 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.

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SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
304 PM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
LIGHT TO MODERATE SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH
SUNDAY NIGHT. A SLOW DECREASE CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE ELEVATED SEAS SEEN
OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHEAST AND NORTH
ON MONDAY AFTER THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT...AND THIS OFFSHORE FLOW
WILL STRENGTHEN TOWARD CAUTION LEVELS ON MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. AN
ONSHORE FLOW WILL COME BACK TO THE AREA TOWARD THE END OF THE WEEK...
AND MODERATE TO ROUGH WINDS AND SEAS ARE ANTICIPATED ACROSS THE AREA
NEXT WEEKEND.

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MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
304 PM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE
GUSTY WINDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING CHOPPY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

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WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
304 PM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

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WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
304 PM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THIS EVENING...

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

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