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NWS Forecast

FZUS54 KHGX 230004
CWFHGX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
604 PM CST MON DEC 22 2014

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.

GMZ300-231230-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
604 PM CST MON DEC 22 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM

WINDS WILL DECREASE SLIGHTLY THIS EVENING AHEAD OF AN ADVANCING
COLD FRONT. WARM AND MOIST AIR OVER THE COOLER SHELF WATERS COULD
PRODUCE SOME PATCHY DENSE SEA FOG OVERNIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING.
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE COASTAL WATERS EARLY TUESDAY
EVENING. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN THE WAKE OF THE
FRONT. THE STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL LIKELY CREATE LOW WATER
ISSUES IN THE UPPER REACHES OF GALVESTON BAY BY EARLY WEDNESDAY.



GMZ335-231230-
GALVESTON BAY-
604 PM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING CHOPPY IN
THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

THURSDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.



GMZ355-231230-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
604 PM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE
EVENING...THEN AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN
THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

THURSDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

THURSDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.



GMZ370-231230-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
604 PM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

TUESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO
11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET BUILDING TO 10 TO
13 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 16 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST 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.

THURSDAY
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

THURSDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SATURDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
BUILDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.



GMZ330-231230-
MATAGORDA BAY-
604 PM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY
FOG IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
BECOMING CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE
MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.

THURSDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
BECOMING SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.



GMZ350-231230-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
604 PM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE
EVENING...THEN AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

THURSDAY
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

THURSDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
BUILDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.



GMZ375-231230-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
604 PM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO
10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET BUILDING TO 9 TO
12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST 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.

THURSDAY
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

THURSDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SATURDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
BUILDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.