Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
330 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

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.

GMZ300-222215-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
330 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
ONSHORE WINDS WILL BRIEFLY STRENGTHEN TODAY AS THE DOWNSTREAM
PRESSURE GRADIENT TIGHTENS IN RESPONSE TO THE NEXT DEEPENING
STORM SYSTEM OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS. A STRONG COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED
WITH THE PASSAGE OF THIS SYSTEM WILL REACH THE COASTAL WATERS
TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO EVENING. VERY COLD AIR IN THE WAKE OF THIS
BOUNDARY WILL HELP PRODUCE WIND GUSTS AT OR NEAR GALE FORCE
OVERNIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.


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GMZ330-335-222215-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
330 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. PATCHY DRIZZLE EARLY IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING CHOPPY IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ350-355-222215-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
330 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY DRIZZLE EARLY
IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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GMZ370-375-222215-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
330 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO
11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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