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Marine Weather and Tides
Quintana, TX

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Sunrise 6:53AMSunset 7:55PM Monday August 21, 2017 8:32 PM CDT (01:32 UTC) Moonrise 5:41AMMoonset 7:04PM 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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GMZ355 Coastal Waters From Freeport To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 20 Nm-coastal Waters From High Island To Freeport Out 20 Nm- 341 Pm Cdt Mon Aug 21 2017
Tonight..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Wednesday..Northeast winds around 5 knots becoming east in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday night..East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. 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 341 Pm Cdt Mon Aug 21 2017
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Light winds and low seas are expected into midweek. We will be keeping an eye on the remnants of harvey to see if it can reorganize over the bay of campeche once it makes it there on Wednesday. If so, higher swells can be expected than currently in the forecast going into late week. There is considerable uncertainty at this time.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Quintana, TX
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Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX
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area forecast discussion
national weather service houston galveston tx
721 pm cdt Mon aug 21 2017

Aviation
Storms have moved out of the metro terminals with only a few left
on the radar near 66r and east and southeast of cll. OvernightVFR
with the possibility (though slim) that brief MVFR fog cigs
develop at uts lbx cxo toward morning. Model soundings showing
increased subsidence with drier air aloft and less low level
moisture to work with so have tweaked tafs to mainly vcsh after
18z. Winds decouple tonight then come back up after sunrise but
only 4-8kts for the most part out of the se... Overall quiet
aviation wx.

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Prev discussion issued 414 pm cdt Mon aug 21 2017
discussion...

mainly scattered showers (only storm at the bottom of the hour
was in central liberty county) beginning to get going across the
second tier counties this afternoon... Quickly moving northwest and
dissipating after a half an hour with new convection forming
along their westward propagating outflow boundaries. Ambient
temperatures climbed into the average lower 90s... Interior dew
points mixing out into the lower 70s affording near 100 f heat
indices. Closer to the coast where there is less cloud cover post
seas breeze passage... Heat indices are closer to 103 to 105 f as
dew points remain in the mid to upper 70s. Static synoptic pattern
in store for tomorrow so not much change from today. Overnight
middle 70s lower 80s at coast under mainly clear skies with the
only subtle change being on maximum t numbers. Stronger western
texas ridging nudging eastward may push mid to late afternoon
interior temperatures up into the middle 90s. 30 pops in the
vicinity of the sea breeze front to mainly account for towering cu
reaching their full potential during the heat of the day.

The buzz around the local offices has been about how the nwp model
suite is handling the evolution of what may become TC harvey.

They are very aggressive in taking the remnants of harvey across
the yucatan tomorrow and placing them into the southern bay of
campeche by tomorrow night into Wednesday morning... .Eventually
taking a tropical storm or hurricane into the valley and meandering
it across south central texas through the weekend. Granted that
this wave will be entering a less sheared environment as the
central gulf wide cyclonic circulation inverted trough moves into
the western gulf... But much remains uncertain especially since
harvey is currently a wave heading west towards the belize
coastline. Have remained conservative on increasing pops impacts
from mid week onward due to very low confidence... .Primarily stuck
to the generic 30-40 daily precipitation chances until better
focus comes into play (that time affords) from the evolution of
this wave across the yucatan peninsula. So... In essence... If the
deterministic runs pan out then it will become a very busy week
for south and central texas. The other scenario of this wave harvey
moving into southern bay of campeche and then steering west into
central mexico makes this a persistent forecast of partially cloudy
days... Mid-upper 70s low-mid 90s and late morning through afternoon
20 to near 40 pops. Let's prepare for the former and hope for the
latter scenario... ..31
marine...

continued light moderate winds and low seas are expected into
midweek. Scattered late night and morning showers and thunderstorms
will also persist. The forecast becomes considerably more uncertain
during the second half of the week. We'll be keeping an eye on the
remnants of harvey and whether or not it can redevelop once it moves
into the bay of campeche sometime wed. Guidance seems to think
that's a possibility and would send some elevated swells toward the
texas coast if that's the case. Nudged seas up a touch in this
forecast package... Maybe not enough if it does. Prefer to watch
trends before going much higher attm. 47

Preliminary point temps pops
College station (cll) 75 98 76 99 75 10 20 10 20 30
houston (iah) 76 95 77 96 77 20 30 10 30 30
galveston (gls) 82 92 82 91 82 20 30 10 30 20

Hgx watches warnings advisories
Tx... None.

Gm... None.

Discussion... 41
aviation marine... 45


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FCGT2 - 8772447 - USCG Freeport, TX 1 mi45 min SE 8.9 G 11 86°F 89°F1017.3 hPa
LUIT2 13 mi45 min E 8.9 G 12 86°F
SGNT2 20 mi45 min SE 11 G 13 86°F 90°F1016.3 hPa
GRRT2 33 mi45 min E 7 G 9.9 87°F 90°F1017.4 hPa
EMAT2 36 mi45 min SE 8.9 G 12 85°F 90°F1016.2 hPa
GTOT2 37 mi45 min 87°F 89°F
GNJT2 - 8771341 - Galveston Bay (North Jetty), TX 42 mi45 min SE 8.9 G 12 89°F1016.9 hPa
EPTT2 - 8771013 - Eagle Point, TX 42 mi45 min SSE 11 G 13 87°F 90°F1017.4 hPa
KXIH 45 mi38 min SE 11 86°F 73°F
KBQX 47 mi38 min SE 6 G 13 88°F 88°F

Wind History for USCG Freeport, TX
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Angleton / Lake Jackson, Brazoria County Airport, TX14 mi40 minSE 610.00 miFair86°F77°F75%1017.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Freeport Harbor, Texas
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Freeport Harbor
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Mon -- 04:53 AM CDT     1.71 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:40 AM CDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:53 AM CDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:46 AM CDT     1.17 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 01:31 PM CDT     New Moon
Mon -- 02:50 PM CDT     1.58 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:54 PM CDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:03 PM CDT     Moonset
Mon -- 09:58 PM CDT     -0.42 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Christmas Bay, Texas
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Christmas Bay
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Mon -- 12:45 AM CDT     -0.05 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:40 AM CDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:52 AM CDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:35 AM CDT     0.89 feet High Tide
Mon -- 01:26 PM CDT     0.26 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 01:31 PM CDT     New Moon
Mon -- 07:54 PM CDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:02 PM CDT     Moonset
Mon -- 08:19 PM CDT     0.85 feet High 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 Houston/Galveston, TX (21,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Houston/Galveston, TX
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