Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
326 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...A GALE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE GULF WATERS FROM 6 AM
THURSDAY THROUGH MIDNIGHT FRIDAY MORNING...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE COASTAL WATERS EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING. NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT AND
QUICKLY STRENGTHEN BY MID MORNING. SUSTAINED NORTH WINDS WILL
INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS EXCEEDING 40 KNOTS AT
TIMES. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO SLOWLY RELAX LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.

GMZ350-355-370-375-071730-
/O.NEW.KHGX.GL.A.0005.161208T1200Z-161209T0600Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
326 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
GALE WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* SEAS...5 TO 7 FEET NEARSHORE AND 10 TO 13 FEET OFFSHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

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