Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
924 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

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.

GMZ300-010415-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
924 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
STRONG NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS WILL PERSIST TODAY RESULTING IN
CONTINUED ELEVATED SEAS AND TIDES...ALONG WITH STRONG RIP
CURRENTS. A DEVELOPING COASTAL TROUGH WILL INCREASE CHANCES FOR
SHOWERS THIS WEEKEND. SEA FOG IS POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON OR
EVENING AS WARM MOIST AIR MOVES ACROSS THE COOLER SHELF WATERS.
STRENGTHENED ONSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED BY TUESDAY AHEAD OF THE
NEXT STRONG COLD FRONT CURRENTLY FORECAST TO SWEEP INTO THE
COASTAL WATERS AROUND WEDNESDAY.

$$

GMZ335-010415-
GALVESTON BAY-
924 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. AREAS OF FOG IN THE AFTERNOON.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
AREAS OF FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. AREAS
OF FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING ROUGH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ330-010415-
MATAGORDA BAY-
924 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. AREAS OF FOG IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. AREAS
OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ350-355-010415-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
924 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. AREAS OF FOG IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. AREAS
OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ370-375-010415-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
924 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. AREAS OF
FOG IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 7 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING 25 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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