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NWS Forecast

FZUS54 KHGX 301531
CWFHGX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1031 AM CDT TUE SEP 30 2014

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

GMZ300-010430-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
1031 AM CDT TUE SEP 30 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM

EASTERLY WINDS WILL GRADUALLY TURN TO THE SOUTHEAST TODAY IN
RESPONSE TO A DEEPENING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE CENTRAL PLAINS.
THE NEXT COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO PUSH OFFSHORE EARLY FRIDAY. WINDS
WILL LIKELY REACH CAUTION LEVELS ACROSS THE OFFSHORE WATERS BOTH
BEFORE AND AFTER THE FRONTAL PASSAGE AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT
TIGHTENS ACROSS THE REGION. NORTHEAST WINDS SHOULD DECREASE AND TURN
TO THE SOUTHEAST BY SUNDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES EAST OF THE UPPER
TEXAS COAST. 



GMZ330-335-010430-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
1031 AM CDT TUE SEP 30 2014

REST OF TODAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

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

WEDNESDAY
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

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

THURSDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

THURSDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY
NORTHWEST 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 AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.



GMZ350-355-010430-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
1031 AM CDT TUE SEP 30 2014

REST OF TODAY
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.



GMZ370-375-010430-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
1031 AM CDT TUE SEP 30 2014

REST OF TODAY
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THURSDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.