Tuesday, October17, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Palacios, TX

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 7:25AMSunset 6:52PM Tuesday October 17, 2017 3:24 PM CDT (20:24 UTC) Moonrise 4:22AMMoonset 4:58PM Illumination 7% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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- 1009 Am Cdt Tue Oct 17 2017
Today..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Tonight..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Wednesday..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth.
Wednesday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
Thursday..East winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly choppy in the afternoon. A chance of showers. Isolated Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Thursday night..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Friday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 1009 Am Cdt Tue Oct 17 2017
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Winds and seas will be decreasing early this morning as high pressure builds in from the north. Winds will be shifting to the east by Wednesday as high pressure moves off to the east. A long easterly fetch will set up across the gulf of mexico Thursday and will continue into the weekend resulting in elevated seas and tides.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Palacios, TX
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Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX
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area forecast discussion
national weather service houston galveston tx
1222 pm cdt Tue oct 17 2017

Aviation
Vfr. 47

Prev discussion issued 1011 am cdt Tue oct 17 2017
surface high pressure over the central appalachians was ridging
into texas at mid morning. Cold air advection was combining with
the surface pressure gradient between the surface ridge and a cold
front over the central gulf of mexico to generate breezy
northeasterly winds along and off of the immediate upper texas
coast. Some minor tweaks to wind. Otherwise, the current forecast
was on track. 40

Preliminary point temps pops
College station (cll) 79 50 84 58 84 0 0 0 0 10
houston (iah) 79 54 83 62 84 0 0 0 10 10
galveston (gls) 79 65 82 70 83 0 0 10 10 10

Hgx watches warnings advisories
Tx... None.

Gm... Small craft should exercise caution until 4 pm cdt this
afternoon for the following zones: waters from freeport to
the matagorda ship channel from 20 to 60 nm... Waters from
high island to freeport from 20 to 60 nm.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
VCAT2 12 mi54 min NNW 7 G 8.9 73°F 70°F1021.3 hPa
PCNT2 - 8773701 - Matagorda Bay; Port O'Connor, TX 17 mi54 min NW 4.1 G 5.1 71°F 77°F1021.3 hPa
MBET2 19 mi54 min NNE 2.9 G 5.1 72°F 79°F1020.3 hPa
EMAT2 25 mi54 min ESE 6 G 8 72°F 72°F1020.6 hPa
SDRT2 - 8773037 - Seadrift, TX 26 mi54 min N 7 G 9.9 77°F 73°F1021.7 hPa
AWRT2 39 mi54 min N 7 G 9.9 75°F 72°F1021.6 hPa
SGNT2 41 mi54 min E 7 G 9.9 72°F 77°F1020.8 hPa
KBQX 48 mi49 min NNE 12 72°F 55°F

Wind History for Port OConnor, TX
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Palacios Municipal Airport, TX8 mi31 minN 610.00 miFair80°F46°F31%1020.8 hPa
Port Lavaca - Calhoun County Airport, TX16 mi29 minNE 710.00 miFair78°F41°F27%1021.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Lavaca, Lavaca Causeway, Matagorda Bay, Texas
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Port Lavaca
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Tue -- 01:11 AM CDT     0.56 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:23 AM CDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:28 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:45 AM CDT     0.90 feet High Tide
Tue -- 01:26 PM CDT     0.66 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:59 PM CDT     Moonset
Tue -- 06:54 PM CDT     Sunset
Tue -- 07:49 PM CDT     0.98 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Port Lavaca, Matagorda Bay, Texas
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Port Lavaca
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Tue -- 01:40 AM CDT     0.87 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:23 AM CDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:28 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:26 AM CDT     1.21 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:02 PM CDT     1.01 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:59 PM CDT     Moonset
Tue -- 06:54 PM CDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:18 PM CDT     1.27 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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Wind Forecast for Houston/Galveston, TX (16,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Houston/Galveston, TX
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