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Marine Weather and Tides
Palacios, TX

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 7:20AMSunset 7:39PM Monday March 25, 2019 5:57 PM CDT (22:57 UTC) Moonrise 11:44PMMoonset 9:51AM Illumination 75% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 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- 354 Pm Cdt Mon Mar 25 2019
Tonight..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly choppy after midnight. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms until early morning.
Tuesday..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east in the afternoon. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Tuesday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east after midnight. Bay waters smooth.
Wednesday..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Wednesday night..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to slightly choppy.
Thursday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Thursday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Friday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Friday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Saturday..South winds around 10 knots becoming east in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth to slightly choppy becoming smooth in the afternoon. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..North winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters 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 354 Pm Cdt Mon Mar 25 2019
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Light onshore flow will eventually turn more out of the west and then out of the north behind the passage of this cold front. Patchy fog will again be possible across portions of the nearshore waters and bays this evening, until drier air filters in behind the cold front. Gusty winds will be possible along and behind the boundary for a few hours. Expecting to see improved visibilities shortly after midnight and into the early morning hours Tuesday as the cold front clears the coastal waters. Scec conditions are likely Tuesday morning into the afternoon. Onshore winds returns Wednesday and persists through Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Palacios, TX
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Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX
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national weather service houston galveston tx
359 pm cdt Mon mar 25 2019

Short term
Latest visible satellite imagery shows frontal boundary
stretching across SE texas just north of the houston area about to
enter harris county. Strongest storms are confined to extreme
east texas with a few isolated storm back towards liberty. More
robust line of cumulus stretches back to SE montgomery co and
should reach NE harris county the next couple hours. Forecast will
keep some rain chances along the front as it pushes south tonight
into tomorrow morning. Rain chances should be off the coast after
10pm to 1am tonight. Main threats from any isolated storms will
be lightning and gusty winds. Stronger storm if it forms could
produce hail but think SPC marginal risk highlights the small
threat for a severe storm with more of a threat over louisiana.

Cold front is pushing south tonight with it reaching the coast
around midnight and drier cooler air filtering into the are
Tuesday morning. Tomorrow may not necessarily be cooler with high
temperatures back into the mid upper 70s but it will feel drier
with afternoon rh down to 30 to 40 percent and light NE winds.

Long term
Main concern in the long term will be chances of thunderstorms
starting Friday through the weekend. One upper level trough
develops over the western u.S. And has a vorticity maximum split
of moving across the rockies quickly by Saturday morning. Second
trough now lags back and pushes across the plains next
Sunday Monday. Warm advection should bring back enough moisture
with the first approaching system to need rain chances Friday
morning. Better chances look to be Saturday as a cold front slides
into the area and then maybe again overnight Saturday into
Sunday. All of this hinges on the timing of the second trough. Gfs
is more aggressive with rain chances while ECMWF and canadian are
drier. It does look all of this should clear out Monday more in
line with the ecmwf. Still too soon to highlight any potential
weather threats, but there will at least be a chance for
thunderstorms Saturday and maybe Saturday night as convection
becomes elevated over top the front.

Overpeck

Marine
A cold front remains draped over SE tx this afternoon, and is
continuing to sag southward. Along this boundary, showers and
isolated thunderstorms will be possible. Light onshore flow will
eventually turn more out of the west and then out of the north
behind the passage of this cold front. Patchy fog will again be
possible across portions of the nearshore waters and bays this
evening, until drier air filters in behind the cold front.

Expecting to see improved visibilities shortly after midnight and
into the early morning hours Tuesday as the cold front clears the
coastal waters. Scec conditions are likely Tuesday morning into
the afternoon hours across the gulf waters, and as a result, seas
will rise to between 2 to 4 feet. East flow will prevail by
Wednesday, and eventually turn out of the southeast by Thursday
morning as onshore flow returns. At this time, another cold front
is anticipated to push through SE tx Saturday afternoon into
Sunday, with winds and seas expected to increase behind the front.

Additionally, tides will run around normal through the majority
of the week and start to run slightly above normal by about a half
foot to a foot towards the end of the week.

Hathaway

Preliminary point temps pops
College station (cll) 53 75 51 74 52 0 0 0 0 0
houston (iah) 54 76 52 74 53 0 0 0 0 0
galveston (gls) 60 71 59 68 60 20 0 0 0 0

Hgx watches warnings advisories
Tx... None.

Gm... None.

Discussion... Overpeck
aviation marine... Hathaway


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
VCAT2 12 mi40 min ESE 8 G 11 73°F 74°F1017.5 hPa
PCNT2 - 8773701 - Matagorda Bay; Port O'Connor, TX 17 mi46 min SSE 8.9 G 9.9 72°F 69°F1017.7 hPa
EMAT2 25 mi40 min SSE 7 G 8.9 73°F 73°F1017.5 hPa
SDRT2 - 8773037 - Seadrift, TX 26 mi40 min SSE 8.9 G 9.9 76°F1017.9 hPa
AWRT2 39 mi46 min SSE 6 G 8 75°F 73°F1017.9 hPa
SGNT2 41 mi40 min SSE 6 G 8 71°F 73°F1017.8 hPa
KBQX 48 mi43 min SSE 7 77°F 70°F

Wind History for Port OConnor, TX
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Palacios Municipal Airport, TX8 mi65 minS 113.00 miA Few Clouds with Haze79°F71°F77%1017.8 hPa
Port Lavaca - Calhoun County Airport, TX16 mi63 minESE 610.00 miFair84°F68°F59%1017.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Lavaca, Lavaca Causeway, Matagorda Bay, Texas
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Tide / Current Tables for Port Lavaca, Matagorda Bay, Texas
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Port Lavaca
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Mon -- 06:05 AM CDT     0.01 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:24 AM CDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:51 AM CDT     Moonset
Mon -- 04:49 PM CDT     0.94 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:40 PM CDT     Sunset
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