Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
932 PM CST SAT DEC 20 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.

GMZ300-211615-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
932 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE AREA WILL MOVE OFF TO THE EAST ON SUNDAY.
LIGHT EASTERLY WINDS ON SUNDAY WILL GIVE WAY TO ONSHORE WINDS
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY. THE NEXT COLD FRONT IS FORECAST
TO SWEEP INTO THE COASTAL WATERS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THE VERY COLD
AIRMASS BEHIND THIS FRONT COULD PRODUCE WIND GUSTS AT OR NEAR GALE
FORCE LATE TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

$$

GMZ335-211615-
GALVESTON BAY-
932 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ330-211615-
MATAGORDA BAY-
932 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ350-355-211615-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
932 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.

$$

GMZ370-375-211615-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
932 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 7 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 11 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO
10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...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 SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING
TO 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.

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