Wednesday, December13, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Surfside Beach, TX

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Sunrise 7:05AMSunset 5:26PM Wednesday December 13, 2017 4:50 AM CST (10:50 UTC) Moonrise 2:54AMMoonset 2:43PM Illumination 25% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 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- 338 Am Cst Wed Dec 13 2017
Today..Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming southwest in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Tonight..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot.
Thursday..Northwest winds around 5 knots becoming north in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Thursday night..North winds increasing to near 25 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet after midnight. A slight chance of showers.
Friday..North winds near 25 knots becoming 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A chance of showers.
Friday night..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of showers.
Saturday..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet building to 2 to 4 feet in the afternoon. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday..West winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A slight chance of showers.
Sunday night..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 338 Am Cst Wed Dec 13 2017
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Winds will continue to diminish today as high pressure settles over the area. West and southwest winds should develop in advance of a second front that is expected to arrive late Thursday. Look for some rain to develop behind the front along with an increase of northerly winds. Onshore flow resume by early Saturday and rapidly increase as pressures fall across the plains. Seas will build, chances of fog, showers and storms will increase ahead of an upper level disturbance that will push through the region Saturday night. Precipitation will come to an end early Sunday and a weak front will move into the waters.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Surfside Beach, TX
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Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX
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area forecast discussion
national weather service houston galveston tx
414 am cst Wed dec 13 2017

Discussion
Surface high pressure is centered just to our west early this morning
and is bringing light calm winds to our entire area. After a cold
start to the morning with some high clouds streaming across the area
from the west, look for temperatures to warm into the 60s and winds
to come back around to the south and southwest this afternoon as the
surface high moves off to the east. Tonight will be not as cold as
we await for the arrival passage of our next cold front during the
day tomorrow. There will be no rain with the front, but some rain
might develop behind the boundary late Thursday through Friday with
the lowest chances near the coast (dry well inland) and the higher
chances offshore. Cooler temperatures can be expected behind the
front as high pressure builds into the area from the northwest. Eyes
then turn toward our southwest and west over the weekend as a storm
system organizes and moves across the area. Models differ on the
timing strength of this system with some solutions keeping the best
lift dynamics near and off the coast Saturday through Saturday night
while other solutions bring some impressively strong lift dynamics
across parts of our area Saturday night through Sunday morning (see
spc's day 4-8 convective outlook). Went ahead and raised weekend
rain chances a little bit more with this morning's forecast package,
and we'll probably end up needing to carry much higher pops. At
this time, it looks like the first half of next week will be mostly
on the dry side with near normal temperatures. Some models are
showing a arctic cold wintry mix moving into the state over the
holiday weekend. Model changes are likely, and we'll be watching
to see how everything evolves. 42

Marine
Pressure gradient weakens today and expect a continued decline in
winds seas through thurs. A cold from twill push off the coast thurs
evening and northerly winds will gradually increase to around 25kt
after midnight into Friday morning. Small craft advisories will be
required. Look for areas of ran to develop behind the front as well.

Unsettled wx continues in the waters into the weekend. A quick,
strengthening onshore flow is expected early sat. Elevated winds,
seas and increasing shower storm coverage is expected in advance of
an approaching upper disturbance. (can't rule out some sea fog in
advance either). This disturbance should trek off to the east early
Sunday taking most of the precip with it and allowing a weak
training frontal boundary to make its way into the waters. 47

Aviation
Vfr for the next 30+ hours. Just some cirrus streaming overhead. 47

Fire weather
Dry conditions will persist once again today with rh's bottoming out
between 25-30% this afternoon. Winds speeds will be 5-15mph, so red
flag warnings are not anticipated. 47

Preliminary point temps pops
College station (cll) 65 41 63 37 58 0 0 10 10 0
houston (iah) 63 44 65 41 57 0 10 10 10 10
galveston (gls) 60 53 67 47 57 0 10 10 20 20

Hgx watches warnings advisories
Tx... None.

Gm... None.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LUIT2 4 mi51 min 58°F
FCGT2 - 8772447 - USCG Freeport, TX 9 mi51 min NNW 1.9 G 2.9 44°F 62°F1022.2 hPa (-1.6)
GRRT2 24 mi51 min 45°F 53°F1021.9 hPa (-1.5)
GTOT2 28 mi51 min NE 2.9 G 2.9 48°F 59°F1020.9 hPa (-1.4)
SGNT2 30 mi51 min N 2.9 G 4.1 41°F 46°F1021.6 hPa (-1.4)
GNJT2 - 8771341 - Galveston Bay (North Jetty), TX 33 mi51 min N 8 G 8.9 57°F1021.3 hPa (-1.3)
EPTT2 - 8771013 - Eagle Point, TX 34 mi51 min N 1.9 G 1.9 44°F 55°F1021.8 hPa (-1.4)
KXIH 36 mi36 min 54°F 32°F
42035 - GALVESTON 22NM East of Galveston, TX 43 mi61 min NNE 9.7 G 12 55°F 60°F1 ft1021.7 hPa (-1.3)34°F
EMAT2 45 mi51 min NNE 1.9 G 2.9 40°F 54°F1021.4 hPa (-1.7)
MGPT2 - 8770613 - Morgans Point, TX 46 mi51 min W 1 G 1.9 47°F 57°F1021.7 hPa (-1.4)
RLOT2 - 8770971 - Rollover Pass, TX 48 mi51 min N 6 G 7 46°F 49°F1021.8 hPa (-1.3)
NCHT2 - 8770777 - Manchester, TX 48 mi51 min WNW 1.9 G 1.9 42°F 59°F1021.2 hPa (-1.2)

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, TX16 mi58 minN 010.00 miFair33°F30°F92%1021.9 hPa
Galveston, Scholes Field, TX23 mi59 minNNW 310.00 miFair48°F41°F77%1022.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Christmas Bay, Texas
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Christmas Bay
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Wed -- 02:54 AM CST     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:57 AM CST     0.62 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:05 AM CST     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:11 AM CST     0.00 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 02:43 PM CST     Moonset
Wed -- 05:24 PM CST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:25 PM CST     0.62 feet High Tide
Wed -- 10:41 PM CST     0.18 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Freeport Harbor, Texas
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Freeport Harbor
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Wed -- 02:54 AM CST     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:27 AM CST     -0.22 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:06 AM CST     Sunrise
Wed -- 01:22 PM CST     1.08 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:43 PM CST     Moonset
Wed -- 05:25 PM CST     Sunset
Wed -- 06:42 PM CST     0.76 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 11:37 PM CST     1.09 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 (5,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Houston/Galveston, TX
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