Saturday, November18, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Point Comfort, TX

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Sunrise 6:53AMSunset 5:33PM Saturday November 18, 2017 9:50 AM CST (15:50 UTC) Moonrise 6:52AMMoonset 6:03PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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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GMZ330 Matagorda Bay-galveston Bay- 931 Am Cst Sat Nov 18 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from 6 pm cst this evening through Sunday morning...
Rest of today..Southwest winds around 15 knots becoming west in the afternoon. Bay waters slightly choppy to choppy becoming choppy in the afternoon. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tonight..North winds 20 to 25 knots becoming 15 to 25 knots after midnight. Bay waters rough becoming choppy after midnight.
Sunday..North winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters choppy becoming slightly choppy in the afternoon.
Sunday night..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Monday..East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers.
Monday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers.
Tuesday..South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming smooth to slightly choppy in the afternoon. A chance of showers.
Tuesday night..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers.
Wednesday..North winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A slight chance of showers.
Wednesday night..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 931 Am Cst Sat Nov 18 2017
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Moderate to strong south winds will persist today ahead of a cold front. This cold front will push off the coast by this evening with strengthening offshore winds and increasing sea heights in its wake. Frequent gale force gusts are expected Saturday night with elevated winds and waves persisting through Sunday morning. Weakening northeast winds and lowering seas can be expected late Sunday afternoon through Sunday night. Light to moderate east to southeast winds can then be expected until the next cold front moves through the area late Tuesday into early Wednesday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Point Comfort, TX
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Area Discussion for - Corpus Christi, TX
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area forecast discussion
national weather service corpus christi tx
501 am cst Sat nov 18 2017

Discussion
See aviation discussion below for the 12z tafs.

Aviation
MVFR CIGS have developed across the eastern portions of S tx and
ifr lifr CIGS are across the brush country this morning.VFR
conditons are expected by mid morning. A low level jet around 30
knots has developed this morning, however sfc winds are sufficient
to preclude llws at this time. Sfc winds are expected to increase
through mid morning then shift around to the west ahead of a
strong cold front. Strong north winds are expected to develop
late this afternoon as the front moves to the south and southeast.

The strongest winds are expected to be this evening across the
coastal areas. Winds should diminish toward early Sunday morning
along with clear and dry conditions.

Previous discussion issued 420 am cst Sat nov 18 2017
short term (today through Sunday)...

a cold front currently moving across N and W tx this morning, is
expected to enter the N and W CWA between 11 am and 1 pm then reach
the coast between 3 pm and 6 pm and well south of the area by 9 pm
tonight. Strong north winds and cooler drier airmass will filter
into S tx behind the front late this afternoon and tonight. Advisory
conditions will develop across the bays and coastal waters beginning
around 6 pm this evening then continue to strengthen across the
coastal waters. Winds across the coastal waters are expected to
reach 25 to 30 knots sustained with frequent gusts to gale force
tonight. Therefore, a gale warning has been issued from 9 pm tonight
to 9 am Sunday. Winds are expected to decrease through Sunday
morning but will likely remain at advisory levels through Sunday
afternoon across the coastal waters. As for rain chances with the
cold front, moisture will be limited. Kept a mention of a slight
chance of -shra's along the coast and over the waters this afternoon
and evening. Much cooler and drier conditions expected tonight with
lows in the mid 40s across much of S tx to lower 50s along the coast.

Highs on Sunday will likely not reach 70 degrees despite abundany
sunshine.

Fire weather... Although strong northerly winds are expected to
develop this afternoon, humidity values will remain elevated. By the
time the humidity values drop to 20-30 percent on Sunday, the winds
will be much lower, therefore no fire weather concerns are expected
at this time.

Long term (Sunday night through Friday)...

cold temperatures expeced early Monday morning with readings in the
40s. The GFS and ECMWF deterministic output is generally consistent
in predicting an upper disturbance to move across the SRN plains tx
Sunday night Monday, followed by another distubance Tuesday along
with a transiton to a high amplitude upper pattern with a trough
over the ern CONUS ridge over the wrn CONUS and thus subsidence over
the CWA msa Tuesday night through the remainder of the period. Do
not expect significant precipitation associated with the Sunday
night Monday disturbance given dry atmospheric conditions (gfs
deterministic pwat values.) however, moisture convergence associated
with a weak surface coastal trough Monday night early Tuesday (gfs
ensemble mean) may generate isolated showers over the msa. The
Tuesday disturbance is expected to generate a surge of surface high
pressure across the CWA msa late Tuesday early Wednesday. Additional
isolated shower activity anticipated Tuesday afternoon night over
the msa owing to the combination of convergence associated with the
surge corresponding upper disturbance. Drier conditions expected
Thursday Friday owing to increasing subsidence.

Preliminary point temps pops
Corpus christi 90 49 68 50 71 10 10 0 10 10
victoria 85 45 66 43 69 10 0 0 10 10
laredo 86 51 67 48 69 0 0 0 10 10
alice 91 48 69 47 72 10 0 0 10 10
rockport 83 52 66 52 69 10 10 0 10 10
cotulla 85 46 67 44 69 0 0 0 10 10
kingsville 91 50 69 48 72 10 10 0 10 10
navy corpus 84 55 67 56 70 10 10 0 10 10

Crp watches warnings advisories
Tx... None.

Gm... Small craft advisory until 9 am cst this morning for the
following zones: waters from baffin bay to port aransas
from 20 to 60 nm... Waters from port aransas to matagorda
ship channel from 20 to 60 nm.

Small craft advisory from 6 pm to 9 pm cst this evening for the
following zones: coastal waters from baffin bay to port
aransas out 20 nm... Coastal waters from port aransas to
matagorda ship channel out 20 nm... Waters from baffin bay
to port aransas from 20 to 60 nm... Waters from port aransas
to matagorda ship channel from 20 to 60 nm.

Gale warning from 9 pm this evening to 9 am cst Sunday for the
following zones: coastal waters from baffin bay to port
aransas out 20 nm... Coastal waters from port aransas to
matagorda ship channel out 20 nm... Waters from baffin bay
to port aransas from 20 to 60 nm... Waters from port aransas
to matagorda ship channel from 20 to 60 nm.

Small craft advisory from 6 pm this evening to 9 am cst Sunday
for the following zones: bays and waterways from baffin bay
to port aransas... Bays and waterways from port aransas to
port o'connor.

Te 81... Aviation


Weather Reporting Stations
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Wind History for Port OConnor, TX
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Airport Reports
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Port Lavaca - Calhoun County Airport, TX4 mi56 minWSW 67.00 miMostly Cloudy75°F70°F88%1012.5 hPa
Palacios Municipal Airport, TX19 mi58 minSSW 11 G 1710.00 miMostly Cloudy77°F73°F88%1012.1 hPa
Victoria, Victoria Regional Airport, TX22 mi60 minSW 710.00 miOvercast74°F70°F88%1011.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Lavaca, Matagorda Bay, Texas
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Port Lavaca
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Sat -- 05:42 AM CST     New Moon
Sat -- 06:51 AM CST     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:51 AM CST     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:59 PM CST     0.32 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:31 PM CST     Sunset
Sat -- 06:03 PM CST     Moonset
Sat -- 11:43 PM CST     1.34 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Port O'Connor, Matagorda Bay, Texas
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Port O'Connor
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Sat -- 12:09 AM CST     1.13 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:42 AM CST     New Moon
Sat -- 06:50 AM CST     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:50 AM CST     Moonrise
Sat -- 11:19 AM CST     0.42 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:30 PM CST     Sunset
Sat -- 06:02 PM CST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Corpus Christi, TX (10,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Corpus Christi, TX
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