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Marine Weather and Tides
Rio Hondo, TX

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Sunrise 7:23AMSunset 7:47PM Tuesday March 28, 2017 4:34 PM CDT (21:34 UTC) Moonrise 6:57AMMoonset 7:37PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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GMZ130 Laguna Madre From The Port Of Brownsville To The Arroyo Colorado- Laguna Madre From The Arroyo Colorado To 5 Nm North Of Port Mansfield Tx- Laguna Madre From 5 Nm North Of Port Mansfield To Baffin Bay Tx- 1025 Am Cdt Tue Mar 28 2017
.small craft advisory for winds in effect through Wednesday morning...
Rest of today..Southeast winds 17 to 21 knots. Choppy on the bay.
Tonight..Southeast winds 18 to 22 knots becoming south 21 to 26 knots with gusts to around 30 knots in the late evening and overnight. Rough on the bay.
Wednesday..South winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 11 to 16 knots late in the morning, then shifting southeast 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Choppy on the bay subsiding to a moderate chop in the late morning and afternoon.
Wednesday night..Southeast winds 9 to 14 knots becoming southwest 7 to 10 knots early in the morning. A moderate chop on the bay subsiding to a light chop early in the morning. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Thursday..Northwest winds 13 to 18 knots becoming north 9 to 14 knots. Choppy on the bay subsiding to a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday night..North winds 7 to 10 knots shifting south 7 to 9 knots early in the morning. A light chop on the bay.
Friday..South winds 12 to 17 knots. A moderate chop on the bay.
Friday night..Southeast winds 14 to 17 knots. Choppy on the bay.
Saturday..Southeast winds 15 to 19 knots. Choppy on the bay.
Saturday night..Southeast winds 13 to 17 knots. A moderate chop on the bay. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
GMZ100 Synopsis For Baffin Bay To Rio Grande Out 60 Nm- 1025 Am Cdt Tue Mar 28 2017
Synopsis..The interaction between high pressure and low pressure will produce small craft advisory conditions along the lower texas coast today through tomorrow. Improved winds and seas will then occur for the second half of this week...with a return to more adverse marine conditions during the weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Rio Hondo, TX
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Area Discussion for - Brownsville, TX
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area forecast discussion
national weather service brownsville tx
331 pm cdt Tue mar 28 2017
.Short term (tonight through Wednesday night): closed 500-mb low
pressure and a surface low-pressure system still expected to move in
tandem out of the desert southwest and across northern texas during
the forecast period. An initial weak cold front extending southward
from the surface low-pressure system will move from west-to-east
into deep south texas and the rio grande valley during the pre-dawn
hours of Wednesday before becoming stalling out near the lower texas
coast Wednesday afternoon. 12z runs of NAM & GFS in good
agreement that the only real precip threat with this initial front
is across the northern tier of counties between about 09-15z
where isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible. Drier air
sweeps through in the wake of this boundary, making the temp
forecast for Wednesday a bit difficult. Duration of
westerly/downslope wind component at low levels limited in
duration. Blended latest met/mav guidance which seemed fairly
realistic. This had the effect of backing off high temps a couple
of degrees in the rgv, though it will still be seasonally hot,
with low-mid 90s pretty much everywhere.

Onshore flow returns fairly quickly Wednesday evening, pumping up
dewpoints back into the 60-70f range for the SE two-thirds or so of
the cwa. With the main upper-level dynamics swinging through north-
central tx and the approach of secondary cold front, another short
window for precip/thunder exists between midnight and around sunrise
Thursday. GFS much more robust with the precip chances than nam
at this point, so some uncertainty remains. SPC has placed the
area in a marginal risk for severe weather. This is a
possibility, especially if a momentum-driven squall line reaches
the northern counties. Prog soundings indicate favorable shear and
instability profiles, but overall moisture depth is shallow and a
significant cap remains. Given all this, went with 20-30% pop's
for 06-12z Thursday with isolated thunder mention but downplaying
the severe threat for now.

.Long term (Thursday through Tuesday): the forecast period
begins with a weak cold front moving across the lower texas coast
Thursday morning. Some lingering showers and thunderstorms will be
possible Thursday morning before subsidence increases across deep
south texas as a 500mb trough axis moves east over the state
Thursday into Thursday night. Weak zonal flow aloft will continue
to provide subsidence across the region ahead of the next mid-
level storm system approaching from the west. Moisture will begin
to increase across portions of the area Saturday as the next 500mb
low/trough moves over new mexico Saturday and Saturday night. The
best opportunity for showers and thunderstorms will be Saturday
night into Sunday with rain chances ending by Sunday evening. The
mid-level low/trough axis moves over the lone star state Sunday
night into Monday.

.Marine:
now through Wednesday night: currently missing data from both
buoy 42020 and tabs-k, but with tight pressure gradient in place,
winds will remain hazardous across all of the lower texas coastal
waters (including the laguna madre) through the night. Small craft
advisory for winds is in effect for the laguna through 8am
Wednesday. Strong winds over the gulf waters through tomorrow
morning will build seas to 7-9 feet, then slowly subside into the
evening with a SCA in effect through 7pm Wednesday. Winds decrease
to more light-moderate speeds Wednesday night as the pressure
gradient weakens in advance of a frontal boundary. Scec for seas
likely to persist at least for the outer gulf waters, however,
with a threat of thunderstorms as well.

Thursday through Saturday night... A weak cold front moves
offshore the lower texas coast Thursday morning. Winds will shift
to the northwest and increase in the wake of the front and small
craft advisories will likely be needed for the gulf waters
Thursday. Moderate to strong northwest winds Thursday will
diminish Thursday night and turn to the northeast. Southeast and
south winds will develop Friday as surface high pressure across
the western gulf of mexico moves eastward. The pressure gradient
is expected to increase along the lower texas coast Saturday with
low pressure strengthening across west texas. Moderate to strong
southeast will prevail across the coastal waters Saturday and
small craft advisories may be needed for the laguna madre and
offshore waters.

Preliminary point temps/pops
Bayview/port isabel 75 88 67 85 / 0 10 20 20
brownsville 74 92 66 88 / 0 10 20 20
harlingen 74 93 65 88 / 10 10 20 10
mcallen 73 97 66 89 / 10 10 30 10
rio grande city 71 96 63 90 / 0 0 30 10
south padre island 74 82 67 80 / 10 10 20 30

Bro watches/warnings/advisories
Tx... None.

Gm... Small craft advisory for winds until 8 am cdt Wednesday for
gmz130-132-135.

Small craft advisory until 7 pm cdt Wednesday for gmz150-155-170-
175.

This product is also available on the web at:
http://weather.Gov/rgv
short term... 53
long term... 63
graphicast/upper air... 62


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RLIT2 13 mi47 min SE 19 G 26 75°F1005.7 hPa
PMNT2 21 mi47 min 79°F 78°F1005.4 hPa
PTIT2 - 8779770 - Port Isabel, TX 22 mi47 min SSE 18 G 24 78°F 76°F1005.6 hPa
PCGT2 - 8779748 - South Padre Island CGS, TX 23 mi47 min SSE 18 G 22 77°F 1006.2 hPa
42044 - PS-1126 TABS J 26 mi95 min SSE 14 G 18 75°F 76°F1007.1 hPa71°F
RSJT2 - 8777812 - Rincon del San Jose; Potrero Lopeno SW, TX 38 mi47 min SE 23 G 26 78°F 80°F1005.2 hPa

Wind History for Port Isabel, TX
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Harlingen, Rio Grande Valley International Airport, TX8 mi43 minSSE 23 G 3010.00 miA Few Clouds and Windy86°F68°F55%1004.3 hPa
Port Isabel, Port Isabel-Cameron County Airport, TX12 mi42 minSSE 20 G 279.00 miMostly Cloudy and Breezy84°F70°F63%1005 hPa
Weslaco, Mid Valley Airport, TX24 mi60 minSSE 22 G 2910.00 miFair and Breezy88°F65°F48%1004.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Isabel, Texas
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Port Isabel
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Tue -- 04:44 AM CDT     1.19 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:23 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:56 AM CDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 11:15 AM CDT     0.52 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 04:30 PM CDT     0.94 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:44 PM CDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:35 PM CDT     Moonset
Tue -- 10:37 PM CDT     0.27 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.60.80.91.11.21.21.110.90.70.60.50.50.60.70.90.90.90.80.70.50.40.30.3

Tide / Current Tables for Queen Isabella Causeway (west end), Texas
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Queen Isabella Causeway (west end)
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Tue -- 04:45 AM CDT     1.07 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:23 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:55 AM CDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 10:57 AM CDT     0.30 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 04:45 PM CDT     0.79 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:43 PM CDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:35 PM CDT     Moonset
Tue -- 10:32 PM CDT     0.16 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Brownsville, TX (17,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Brownsville, TX
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