Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
416 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.ALTHOUGH THERE COULD BE INTERMITTENT IMPROVEMENTS IN VISIBILITIES
AT TIMES...THE THREAT OF SEA FOG WILL PERSIST INTO THE EVENING
HOURS. A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OFF THE COAST
BETWEEN 9 PM AND 1 AM TONIGHT. NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE IN THE
WAKE OF THE FRONT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS ABOVE GALE FORCE EXPECTED.

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WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
416 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS CANCELLED
THE DENSE FOG ADVISORY.

INCREASED WIND SPEEDS HAVE ALLOWED VISIBILITIES TO INCREASE ABOVE
1NM. PATCHY FOG WILL REMAIN LIKELY AND WE WILL MONITOR CONDITIONS
FOR ANOTHER DENSE FOG ADVISORY IF NEEDED.

* WINDS...BECOMING NORTH 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS AFTER
  MIDNIGHT AND CONTINUING THURSDAY.

* SEAS...BUILDING 9 TO 13 FEET LATE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY.

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.

&&

$$

GMZ330-335-041830-
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MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
416 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

* VISIBILITY...1 NM OR LESS.

* WINDS...BECOMING NORTH 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO
  GALE FORCE LATE THIS EVENING AND CONTINUING INTO THURSDAY
  MORNING.

* BAY WATERS...BECOMING VERY ROUGH OVERNIGHT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
  THURSDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY OVER
SHORT DISTANCES. REDUCE YOUR SPEED AND KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR OTHER
VESSELS...BUOYS AND BREAKWATERS. KEEP YOUR NAVIGATION LIGHTS ON.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER CRAFT
OR NOT EQUIPPED WITH RADAR...SHOULD CONSIDER SEEKING SAFE HARBOR.

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.

&&

$$

GMZ350-355-041830-
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WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
416 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

* VISIBILITY...1 NM OR LESS.

* WINDS...BECOMING NORTH 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS SHORTLY
  AFTER MIDNIGHT AND CONTINUING THURSDAY.

* SEAS...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY OVER
SHORT DISTANCES. REDUCE YOUR SPEED AND KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR OTHER
VESSELS...BUOYS AND BREAKWATERS. KEEP YOUR NAVIGATION LIGHTS ON.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER CRAFT
OR NOT EQUIPPED WITH RADAR...SHOULD CONSIDER SEEKING SAFE HARBOR.

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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