Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
117 PM CDT THU MAR 30 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.

GMZ300-310715-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
117 PM CDT THU MAR 30 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
FOR THE REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL WEAKEN AND SEAS WILL
COME DOWN. WINDS TURN BACK TO THE SOUTH ON FRIDAY AND INCREASE
FRIDAY NIGHT. CAUTION FLAGS AND SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL LIKELY
BE NEEDED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY OR SATURDAY NIGHT DUE TO THE
STRONG ONSHORE FLOW AND BUILDING SEAS. ANOTHER FRONT MAY PUSH OFF
THE COAST SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

$$

GMZ330-335-310715-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
117 PM CDT THU MAR 30 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

$$

GMZ350-355-310715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
117 PM CDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ370-375-310715-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
117 PM CDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 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.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FEET.

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