Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
713 AM 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.

GMZ300-010045-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
713 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
MODERATE TO STRONG ONSHORE WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THIS
MORNING WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE. SEAS WILL REMAIN
ELEVATED THROUGH MUCH OF THE WEEKEND. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO
MOVE INTO THE COASTAL WATERS LATE MONDAY WITH LIGHT OFFSHORE WINDS
DEVELOPING IN ITS WAKE BY MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.

$$

GMZ335-010045-
GALVESTON BAY-
713 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN
THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SMOOTH IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ330-010045-
MATAGORDA BAY-
713 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE
HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
BECOMING CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.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...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ355-010045-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
713 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7
FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.

$$

GMZ350-010045-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
713 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7
FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.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...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ370-375-010045-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
713 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE MORNING.
.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. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 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 CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.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...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 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...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.

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