Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
329 AM CST TUE FEB 28 2017

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

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE
HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

GMZ300-282215-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
329 AM CST TUE FEB 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
MODERATE ONSHORE WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.
PERIODS OF PATCHY SEA FOG ARE POSSIBLE AS WARM MOIST AIR OVERRIDES
COOLER WATER NEAR THE COAST. A STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING AFTER THE PASSAGE OF
A COLD FRONT. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED. WINDS
WILL BECOME EAST AT THE END OF THE WEEK AND EAST TO SOUTHEAST OVER
THE WEEKEND AS HIGH PRESSURE BEHIND THE FRONT MOVES OFF TO THE EAST.
ELEVATED TIDE LEVELS ARE POSSIBLE...AND ADVISORIES WILL PROBABLY
REMAIN UP DUE TO HEIGHTENED SEAS.

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GMZ330-335-282215-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
329 AM CST TUE FEB 28 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING CHOPPY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ350-355-282215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
329 AM CST TUE FEB 28 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. PATCHY FOG
IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ370-375-282215-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
329 AM CST TUE FEB 28 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
11 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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