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Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
229 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT...

.IN THE WAKE OF AN EARLY SATURDAY COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE...OFFSHORE
WINDS HAVE STRENGTHENED TO ADVISORY LEVELS.

GMZ330-350-370-375-070300-
/O.CON.KHGX.SC.Y.0018.000000T0000Z-160207T0300Z/
MATAGORDA BAY-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
229 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* WINDS...20 TO 25 KNOTS...GUSTING TO 30 KNOTS.

* SEAS...4 TO 6 FEET...OCCASIONAL 7 TO 8 FEET ACROSS THE FAR
  OFFSHORE WATERS.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
315 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...MODERATE TO STRONG NORTHWEST FLOW EXPECTED WILL CONTINUE INTO
THE EVENING HOURS...

.MODERATE AND STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL PERSIST INTO THE EVENING
HOURS ESPECIALLY OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS. WIND SPEEDS WILL
DIMINISH QUICKLY LATE THIS EVENING AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES INTO
SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

GMZ230-235-250-255-070000-
/O.EXT.KCRP.SC.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-160207T0000Z/
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
315 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

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

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

* WINDS: NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS AROUND 25
  KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AROUND 6 PM.

* BAYS/SEAS: BAY WATERS WILL BE CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. SEAS
  WILL BE FROM 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 7 FEET OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS. MARINERS SHOULD PAY CLOSE
ATTENTION TO THE MARINE FORECAST...AND CONSIDER WIND AND SEA
CONDITIONS IN PLANNING.

&&

$$

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