Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
934 AM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

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.

GMZ300-040430-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
934 AM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT THE BAYS AND
COASTAL WATERS THIS WEEKEND. SOME OF THESE STORMS MAY BE STRONG TO
SEVERE THIS MORNING...AND BE CAPABLE OF GENERATING DAMAGING WINDS
AND WATERSPOUTS. ELEVATED WINDS AND WAVES WILL PERSIST TODAY BUT
ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH LATER TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

$$

GMZ335-040430-
GALVESTON BAY-
934 AM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

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

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY AND ROUGH.
THUNDERSTORMS AND SHOWERS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
BECOMING CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ330-040430-
MATAGORDA BAY-
934 AM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

$$

GMZ355-040430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
934 AM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

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

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS AND SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 7 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ350-040430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
934 AM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

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

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS AND SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 7 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ370-375-040430-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
934 AM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

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

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO
10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET. SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
7 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
7 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 7 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
11 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$



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