Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
617 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR BAYS AND NEARSHORE... ...GALE
WARNING NOW IN EFFECT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...

.DENSE FOG CONTINUES TO BECOME MORE ISOLATED AND MAINLY RESIDING
NORTH AND EAST OF PORT ARANSAS. ALL DENSE FOG WILL BE GONE BY 9
AM. A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA
SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH A VERY STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW
DEVELOPING IN ITS WAKE ON SUNDAY. FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE ARE
EXPECTED ACROSS THE BAYS AND NEARSHORE WATERS AND SUSTAINED GALE
FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE OFFSHORE WATERS. BRIEF GUSTS
TO STORM FORCE WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE OFFSHORE WATERS SUNDAY
AFTERNOON. SEAS WILL BECOME LARGE AND CHAOTIC.

GMZ235-255-211800-
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/O.CON.KCRP.GL.W.0002.170122T0800Z-170123T0300Z/
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
617 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 PM CST SUNDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 PM CST SUNDAY. A
DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING.

* WINDS: NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
  FORCE BY SUNRISE SUNDAY MORNING.

* WAVES/BAY CONDITIONS: BAYS ROUGH TO OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH.
  SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET.

* VISIBILITY: 1 NAUTICAL MILE OR LESS AT TIMES THROUGH MID
  MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE MILE. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

GMZ230-250-270-275-211800-
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BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
617 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 PM CST SUNDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 PM CST SUNDAY.

* WINDS: NORTHWEST 30 TO 40 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
  FORCE. BRIEF GUSTS TO STORM FORCE WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* WAVES: SEAS BUILDING TO 12 TO 15 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

GW


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