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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
831 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014


GMZ250-255-270-275-201545-
/O.EXP.KCRP.SC.Y.0108.000000T0000Z-141220T1500Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 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-
831 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 9 AM CST THIS MORNING...

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 9 AM CST THIS MORNING.

WINDS AND SEAS ARE BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS...THEREFORE THE SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPIRE AT 9 AM CST.

$$

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
604 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

...IMPROVED MARINE CONDITIONS THIS MORNING...

.WINDS AND SEAS ARE DIMINISHING AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVER
SOUTH TEXAS AND THE NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO. WILL BE ABLE TO
DROP THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WITHIN THE NEXT 12 HOURS FOR THE
GULF WATERS. SEAS WILL SLOWLY LOWER TO AROUND THREE FEET BY
SUNDAY. NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE MARINE AREAS...
BECOMING LIGHT TO MODERATE ON SUNDAY. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A
COASTAL TROUGH WILL RESULT IN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN ON SUNDAY.

GMZ170-175-201500-
/O.CON.KBRO.SC.Y.0072.000000T0000Z-141220T1500Z/
WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
604 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING.

* WINDS AND WAVES: NORTH AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS
ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS FOR SMALL
CRAFT...GENERALLY WITH COMBINED SEAS OF 7 FEET OR MORE.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS... ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
446 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE 20 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE
WATERS...

.STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS THAT HAVE DEVELOPED OVERNIGHT BEHIND A COLD
FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL REMAIN AT ADVISORY LEVELS THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY
MORNING.

GMZ370-375-201500-
/O.EXT.KHGX.SC.Y.0080.000000T0000Z-141220T1500Z/
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
446 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING...

* WINDS...NORTH AT 20 KNOTS.

* SEAS...NEAR 6 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
450 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

GMZ130-132-135-150-155-170-175-211100-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE TO THE ARROYO COLORADO-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE ARROYO COLORADO TO 5 NM NORTH OF PORT
MANSFIELD TX-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM 5 NM NORTH OF PORT MANSFIELD TO BAFFIN BAY TX-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
450 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO AND THE
LAGUNA MADRE.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL OFFSHORE FIRST THING
THIS MORNING...BUT MARINE CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE THROUGH THE DAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PRODUCE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TO POSSIBLE
GALE CONDITIONS TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...WITH SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY CONDITIONS LIKELY WEDNESDAY.

THE RETURN OF STRONG SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS ON THURSDAY WILL RESULT
IN LOW END SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
450 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

TXZ248>257-211100-
ZAPATA-JIM HOGG-BROOKS-KENEDY-STARR-HIDALGO-INLAND WILLACY-
INLAND CAMERON-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
450 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR DEEP SOUTH TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

RIP CURRENT RISK WILL BE ELEVATED TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY IN THE
WAKE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT. STRONG SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL
RETURN ON THURSDAY...ELEVATING THE RIP CURRENT RISK THROUGH
FRIDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

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