Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
330 AM CST FRI FEB 12 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.

GMZ300-122230-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
330 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
A COLD FRONT APPROACHING THE WATERS TONIGHT WILL ALLOW WEAKER
SOUTHWESTERLIES TO BECOME VARIABLE OVERNIGHT SATURDAY MORNING.
THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR NEAR COASTAL SEA FOG FORMATION
TONIGHT OR EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. MIDWESTERN U.S. HIGH PRESSURE
MOVING EASTWARD WILL CREATE A TIGHT ENOUGH ONSHORE PRESSURE
GRADIENT TO STRENGTHEN EASTERLY WINDS...ALLOWING SEAS TO BUILD
ANOTHER FOOT OR TWO OVER THE WEEKEND. A PASSING SHORTWAVE
DISTURBANCE MONDAY WILL INCREASE SHOWER AND STORM CHANCES...WITH
A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE LATER IN THE DAY BRIEFLY VEERING WINDS
OFFSHORE.

$$

GMZ330-335-122230-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
330 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. AREAS
OF FOG WITH VISIBILITY 1 NM OR LESS EARLY IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. AREAS OF FOG UNTIL EARLY MORNING.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ350-355-122230-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
330 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY
FOG WITH VISIBILITY 1 NM OR LESS EARLY IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. AREAS OF FOG UNTIL
EARLY MORNING.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ370-375-122230-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
330 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.

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