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Marine Weather and Tides
Galveston, TX

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Sunrise 6:21AMSunset 8:10PM Thursday May 23, 2019 12:17 PM CDT (17:17 UTC) Moonrise 11:34PMMoonset 9:28AM Illumination 78% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 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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GMZ375 Expires:201905240445;;333822 Fzus54 Khgx 231536 Cwfhgx Coastal Waters Forecast National Weather Service Houston/galveston Tx 1036 Am Cdt Thu May 23 2019 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. Gmz370-375-240445- Waters From Freeport To Matagorda Ship Channel Tx From 20 To 60 Nm-waters From High Island To Freeport Tx From 20 To 60 Nm- 1036 Am Cdt Thu May 23 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through Friday morning...
Rest of today..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet.
Tonight..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet.
Friday..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet.
Friday night..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet.
Saturday..Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet.
Saturday night..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet.
Sunday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet.
Sunday night..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet.
Monday..South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet.
Monday night..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet.
GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 1036 Am Cdt Thu May 23 2019
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Moderate onshore winds and elevated seas will persist for the next couple of days. Wind speeds and seas should generally diminish Saturday with more typical summer wind patterns with higher winds offshore at night that relax during the day. The pressure gradient will tighten back up again early next week with a corresponding increase of winds and seas.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Galveston, TX
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Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX
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area forecast discussion
national weather service houston galveston tx
1147 am cdt Thu may 23 2019

Aviation
MVFR rising toVFR quickly by afternoon except near the coast. Llj
over the western areas this morning should help keep it breezy
today with SE winds 13-17g18-25kt. MVFR deck developing and
expanding quickly inland this evening and continuing through mid
morning. LLJ to the west of the region tonight will keep winds up
tonight but it is a little further west and weaker so slightly
lighter winds. Nearly rinse and repeat for the tafs with
persistence.

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Prev discussion issued 1053 am cdt Thu may 23 2019
update...

general concept of the forecast is on track, with biggest changes
being to nudge up southerly winds to better track with
observations as well as giving a bit of a re-ramp pops in the
west to line up with radar trends as a few sprinkles are beginning
to pop up in jackson and wharton county.

Prev discussion issued 415 am cdt Thu may 23 2019 ...

discussion...

southeastern texas getting clipped by a central texas near 40
knot low level jet. Our regional morning 30 knot lower layer
winds have translated to 15 to 25 (gust 35) knot surface winds,
especially strongest across the coastal counties. These gusty
overnight winds have prompted a wind advisory for the immediate
coastline through 10 am. Water vapor imagery may be picking up on
a small weak disturbance moving into the northern reaches of the
mexican provinces of nuevo leon and tamaulipas. This disturbance
may work its way up into southern texas and reach our far western
zones around matagorda bay later this morning. If so, it may
provide enough lift within a conditionally unstable and highly
moist (near 1.7 inch pwat) environment surrounding matagorda bay
that, in tandem with a weakening low level 25 knot jet, to
initiate scattered showers and maybe that rogue thunderstorm.

Slight to low end chance pops for slowly north and eastern
propagating cells along and in the vicinity of the highway
59 interstate 69 corridor southwest of metro through the
afternoon. This will probably be the last mentionable chance for
rain in a week. Recently amped up winds will fall back to 10 to
15 knot magnitudes during the day, 5 to 10 knot overnight speeds.

Eastern upper ridging centered over the southeastern u.S. Is
forecast to expand westward in the coming days and overtake
eastern texas. Suppression with these higher heights are expected
to envelop the region and nil any appreciable rain chances through
mid next week. A trend towards relatively drier air moving in on
a general southerly steering flow will assist in ending this trend
of record high minimum temperatures; expect average lower to
middle 70 sunrise temperatures. Partially cloudy days will have
more Sun making it to the surface and warming many into the
slightly above normal lower 90s each subsequent day through the
period. Slightly lower humidity levels, per more sunshine
assisting in more efficient afternoon mixing, will keep heat
indices in the mean middle 90s, or a few degrees above ambient
afternoon temperatures through late may. Even though sub 100 heat
indices are forecast, it is important to bear in mind that early
warm season heat, with lessened air quality (as more Sun creates
higher levels of lower level ozone), can be a silent killer in
terms of heat-related stress and exhaustion. Limit afternoon
activities, stay shaded and hydrated and always check your
vechicle's backseat for the little ones. 31
aviation...

mix of MVFRVFR ceilings across the area early this morning. Should
transition into mostlyVFR this afternoon. There will probably be
some iso shra around, but not planning to include any vcsh wording
attm and let amendments take care of those if need be. Ceilings
should lower back down into MVFR territory this evening. 12z taf
package should look similar to what's already out. 47
marine...

moderate onshore flow will persist today and tonight. Will keep the
current configuration of advsy flags in place, though the day shift
may be able to downgrade some locations to caution later today.

Overall trend should be for slightly lower winds seas as we head
into the weekend... Though marine conditions will probably be rougher
than we've seen the past several memorial day weekends which will
need to be taken into consideration given the high number of people
expected at area beaches and on the water.

Coastal flood advisory will continue along the gulf facing coast
today. Minor coastal flooding remains a possibility around times of
high tide. The more prone location will be the highway 87 124
intersection on bolivar today. Levels have been trending down the
past 24-36 hours. We may be able to make this the last
advisory... And transition to more of a beach hazards product
incorporating the primary issue of being the rip current risk for
the holiday weekend.

Winds seas build again early next week as the pressure gradient
tightens back up. 47

Preliminary point temps pops
College station (cll) 91 75 92 74 91 20 0 0 0 0
houston (iah) 91 76 92 75 91 10 0 0 0 0
galveston (gls) 86 79 88 79 85 10 0 0 0 0

Hgx watches warnings advisories
Tx... Coastal flood advisory until 5 pm cdt this afternoon for the
following zones: brazoria islands... Galveston island and
bolivar peninsula... Matagorda islands.

Gm... Small craft advisory until 7 am cdt Friday for the following
zones: coastal waters from freeport to matagorda ship
channel tx out 20 nm... Coastal waters from high island to
freeport tx out 20 nm... Matagorda bay... Waters from
freeport to matagorda ship channel tx from 20 to 60 nm...

waters from high island to freeport tx from 20 to 60 nm.

Small craft should exercise caution until 5 pm cdt this
afternoon for the following zones: galveston bay.

Discussion... 25
aviation marine... 45


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
KXIH 25 mi22 min SE 19 82°F 75°F
42035 - GALVESTON 22NM East of Galveston, TX 27 mi27 min SE 16 G 21 80°F 80°F5 ft1018 hPa80°F
42043 - GA-252 TABS B 31 mi137 min SE 16 G 18 81°F1015.9 hPa (+1.2)
GTOT2 40 mi35 min S 8.9 G 14 83°F 81°F1017 hPa
GNJT2 - 8771341 - Galveston Bay (North Jetty), TX 41 mi35 min SSE 18 G 21 85°F 81°F1016.2 hPa
GRRT2 43 mi35 min SSE 14 G 19 81°F 82°F1016.3 hPa
LUIT2 44 mi29 min SE 12 G 18 83°F 82°F1016.7 hPa
RLOT2 - 8770971 - Rollover Pass, TX 47 mi35 min SSE 18 G 21 81°F 81°F1017.5 hPa

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High Island 179A (Apache Corp), LA25 mi42 minSE 217.00 miFair and Breezy82°F75°F79%1016.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Galveston (Pleasure Pier), Texas (2)
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Galveston (Pleasure Pier)
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Thu -- 12:30 AM CDT     -0.09 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:23 AM CDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:29 AM CDT     2.27 feet High Tide
Thu -- 10:28 AM CDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:08 PM CDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Galveston Bay entrance, south jetty, Texas
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Galveston Bay entrance
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Thu -- 12:31 AM CDT     -0.09 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:22 AM CDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:56 AM CDT     2.16 feet High Tide
Thu -- 10:28 AM CDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:08 PM CDT     Sunset
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