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NWS Forecast

FZUS54 KHGX 201520
CWFHGX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
920 AM CST SAT DEC 20 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.

GMZ300-210430-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
920 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM

HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE AREA WILL HELP TO DECREASE WINDS
OVER AREA THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. AS THE HIGH MOVES OFF TO THE
EAST SUNDAY...WINDS WILL BECOME MORE EASTERLY TONIGHT THEN
BECOMING MORE SOUTHEASTERLY BY EARLY MONDAY. THE NEXT COLD
FRONT IS FORECAST TO SWEEP INTO THE COASTAL WATERS TUESDAY. A
VERY COLD AIR MASS BEHIND THIS FRONT COULD PRODUCE WIND GUSTS AT
OR NEAR GALE FORCE LATE TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.



GMZ335-210430-
GALVESTON BAY-
920 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

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

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

TUESDAY
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.



GMZ330-210430-
MATAGORDA BAY-
920 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

MONDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

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

TUESDAY
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING ROUGH IN
THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.



GMZ350-355-210430-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
920 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

MONDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

TUESDAY
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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 AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.



GMZ370-375-210430-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
920 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION


THIS AFTERNOON
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

MONDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

TUESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
20 TO 30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 7 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 11 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 13 FEET.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.