Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
342 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

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.

GMZ300-280915-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
342 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
MARINE CONCERNS FOR THE REMAINDER OF TODAY WILL CENTER AROUND THE
POTENTIAL FOR STRONG TO POTENTIALLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE
COASTAL WATERS... PATCHY FOG... AND ELEVATED NON-THUNDERSTORM WINDS
OVER THE EASTERN WATERS AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING SURFACE SYSTEM. AS A
SURFACE LOW OVER NORTH TEXAS EJECTS TOWARDS THE GULF COAST STATES...
A COLD FRONT WILL BE PUSHED ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS COASTAL
WATERS. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT THIS EVENING... AND
AGAIN TOMORROW FOR ELEVATED WINDS BOTH AHEAD AND BEHIND THIS
FRONTAL SYSTEM. STRONG NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS IN THE WAKE OF THE
FRONT MAY CREATE LOW WATER CONCERNS FOR THE BAYS... AND LOW WATER
ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. MUCH QUIETER
CONDITIONS RETURN TO THE MARINE ZONES ON WEDNESDAY... WITH
OFFSHORE FLOW PREVAILING INTO THE END OF THE WEEK.

$$

GMZ335-280915-
GALVESTON BAY-
342 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL EARLY MORNING.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ355-280915-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
342 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL EARLY MORNING.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.

$$

GMZ375-280915-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
342 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.

$$

GMZ330-280915-
MATAGORDA BAY-
342 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ350-280915-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
342 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.

$$

GMZ370-280915-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
342 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. 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 IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.

$$


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