Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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WHUS74 KBRO 201916
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
116 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE FORCE WINDS ARRIVING SUNDAY MORNING...

.A STRONG WINTER COLD FRONT WILL RACE ACROSS THE NORTHWESTERN
GULF EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. VERY STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP
AFTER PASSAGE, WITH SUSTAINED WINDS REACHING 30 KNOTS, WHILE
FREQUENT GUSTS REACH 40 KNOTS...POSSIBLY UP TO 45 KNOTS. SEAS
WILL RESPOND, INCREASING ABOVE 11 FEET SUNDAY AFTERNOON. IMPROVING
CONDITIONS WILL NOT ARRIVE UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT.

GMZ130-132-135-150-155-210330-
/O.EXP.KBRO.MF.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-170120T1900Z/
/O.CON.KBRO.GL.A.0001.170122T0900Z-170123T0300Z/
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE TO THE ARROYO COLORADO-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE ARROYO COLORADO TO 5 NM NORTH OF PORT
MANSFIELD TX-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM 5 NM NORTH OF PORT MANSFIELD TO BAFFIN BAY TX-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD OUT 20 NM-
116 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...
...DENSE FOG ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED...

SATELLITE TRENDS AND WEBCAM IMAGERY INDICATE THAT VISIBILITY HAS
INCREASED TO AROUND ONE NAUTICAL MILE OVER THE LAGUNA MADRE AND
NEAR-SHORE GULF WATERS...SO THEY DENSE FOG ADVISORY WAS ALLOWED TO
EXPIRE.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS
  AND ISOLATED GUSTS TO 45 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS WILL REACH 10 TO 13 FEET ACROSS THE GULF
  WATERS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

$$

GMZ170-175-210330-
/O.CON.KBRO.GL.A.0001.170122T0900Z-170123T0300Z/
WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
116 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS NEAR 40
  KNOTS AND ISOLATED GUSTS TO 45 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS WILL REACH10 TO 13 FEET ACROSS THE GULF
  WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

$$

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