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NWS Forecast

FZUS54 KHGX 271534
CWFHGX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1034 AM CDT MON APR 27 2015

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.

GMZ300-280415-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
1034 AM CDT MON APR 27 2015

SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM

MODERATE ONSHORE WINDS OVER THE EASTERN WATERS ARE EXPECTED TO
DIMINISH THIS AFTERNOON... HOWEVER GUSTY WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS COULD BE
STRONG OR SEVERE. KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST FORECAST IF PLANNING TO
VENTURE OUT TODAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST
TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY MORNING... BUT PATCHY SEA FOG WILL BE
POSSIBLE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS BEFORE THEN. BREEZY NORTH WINDS
DEVELOPING BEHIND THE FRONT ARE EXPECTED TO REACH ADVISORY LEVELS
TUESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. WATER LEVELS ALONG THE WESTERN
SHORES OF THE BAYS AND THE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL MAY FALL TO
BETWEEN 1 AND 1.5 FEET BELOW NORMAL LEVELS BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
GRADUALLY WEAKENING NORTH WINDS AND LOWERING SEAS CAN BE EXPECTED
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE
AREA.



GMZ330-350-370-280415-
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-
1034 AM CDT MON APR 27 2015

REST OF TODAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AND SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING.

TUESDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS ROUGH BECOMING CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

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

THURSDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

THURSDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

FRIDAY
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

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



GMZ335-355-375-280415-
GALVESTON BAY-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
1034 AM CDT MON APR 27 2015

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH MID-AFTERNOON


REST OF TODAY
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE
SEVERE IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING
SMOOTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.

TUESDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING ROUGH IN
THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS ROUGH BECOMING CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

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

THURSDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

FRIDAY
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.