Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

GMZ300-060415-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
IN THE WAKE OF A POWERFUL ARCTIC COLD FRONT...GALE FORCE WINDS
WILL CONTINUE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS.
THESE STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE LOWER WATER LEVELS OVER
THE BAYS AND INLETS. OVERRUNNING SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE INTO
TONIGHT IN THE OFFSHORE WATERS. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH AND BECOME
NORTHEASTERLY OVER THE WEEKEND.

$$

GMZ335-060415-
GALVESTON BAY-
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ355-060415-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ375-060415-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 13 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ330-060415-
MATAGORDA BAY-
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH DECREASING TO
ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO SMOOTH
TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ350-060415-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ370-060415-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING 25 TO
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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