Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
345 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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

GMZ300-020915-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
345 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
LIGHT TO MODERATE ONSHORE WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING IN
RESPONSE TO A STATIONARY FRONT LINGERING JUST INLAND ALONG THE UPPER
TEXAS COAST. THIS BOUNDARY WILL PUSH OFF SHORE LATE TONIGHT/EARLY
MONDAY MORNING. LIGHT TO MODERATE OFFSHORE WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN
THE WAKE OF THE FRONT WITH AN ONSHORE FLOW NOT EXPECTED TO RETURN
UNTIL FRI.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON AND
OVERNIGHT.  OTHERWISE NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED FROM EARLY
TUESDAY THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK.

CAUTION FLAGS MAY BE NECESSARY BEHIND THE FRONT TOMORROW MORNING
BUT OTHERWISE SHOULD NOT BE NEEDED AGAIN UNTIL LATE NEXT WEEKEND.

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GMZ330-335-020915-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
345 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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

$$

GMZ350-355-020915-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
345 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY
FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ370-375-020915-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
345 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 FEET. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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