Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
331 PM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

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

GMZ300-271030-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
331 PM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
MODERATE TO STRONG ONSHORE WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS WILL GRADUALLY
DIMINISH THIS EVENING AS THE AS FOCUS OF THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE
OVER THE NORTHERN GULF SHIFTS TO THE EAST. DENSE SEA IS LIKELY
TONIGHT AND SATURDAY ALONG THE UPPER TEXAS COAST AS WARM/MOISTURE
LADEN AIR FLOWS OVER THE COOLER COASTAL WATERS.

THE NEXT COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OFF THE COAST SATURDAY NIGHT.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRONT WILL BE
POSSIBLE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS FROM LATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY.
ONSHORE WINDS WILL RETURN AGAIN BY LATE MONDAY.

$$

GMZ330-335-271030-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
331 PM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY EARLY IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT.

$$

GMZ350-355-271030-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
331 PM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL 10PM TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
EARLY IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

$$

GMZ370-375-271030-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
331 PM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
UNTIL EARLY MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE EVENING
AND OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY
FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTAORMS IN THE
MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$



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