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Marine Weather and Tides
Oyster Creek, TX

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Sunrise 6:24AMSunset 8:12PM Monday May 22, 2017 4:29 PM CDT (21:29 UTC) Moonrise 3:11AMMoonset 3:51PM Illumination 8% 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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GMZ355 Coastal Waters From Freeport To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 20 Nm-coastal Waters From High Island To Freeport Out 20 Nm- 337 Pm Cdt Mon May 22 2017
.small craft advisory in effect until 9 pm cdt this evening...
Tonight..Southwest winds around 15 knots becoming north 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 4 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Wednesday..North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet in the afternoon.
Wednesday night..West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Thursday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Thursday night..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Friday..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Friday night..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Saturday..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Saturday night..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 337 Pm Cdt Mon May 22 2017
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Onshore winds will weaken and may veer to the west through the evening as a shortwave disturbance passes east of the local waters. A cold front will move across the waters late Tuesday but morning and afternoon winds will shift north ahead of it...strengthening to caution levels behind the boundary passage overnight Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Onshore winds will return early Thursday and quickly strengthen through the day.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Oyster Creek, TX
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Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX
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area forecast discussion
national weather service houston/galveston tx
347 pm cdt Mon may 22 2017

Short term (tonight through Tuesday night)
Surface analysis this afternoon showed a remnant boundary/ cold
front stretching from near la ward to south of houston hobby
airport to winnie, with scattered showers developing along this
boundary as it moves southeast towards the coast. Expect the
boundary to continue propagating towards the coast as mid and
upper level flow becomes increasingly perpendicular to the
boundary as a shortwave trough lifts away from east texas.

Subsidence and mid-level dry air advection behind the shortwave
should help limit rain chances tonight after the frontal boundary
clears the coast this evening, but may not entirely prevent a
possible thunderstorm complex advertised in high resolution
guidance from clipping parts of the brazos valley or piney woods
region as it moves out of west texas tonight and weakens.

Additionally, an 80-100 knot upper level jet nosing over the
region will mean that a few showers and maybe a thunderstorm will
remain possible. Not entirely confident on any activity developing
or the west texas thunderstorm complex reaching the region (hence
20 pops north of the coast) but if something is able to develop or
reach the region, cannot rule out some small hail as lapse rates
steepen to nearly 7.5 c/km and the mid-levels of the atmosphere
dry behind today's shortwave. Otherwise, expect overnight lows in
the 60s to low 70s under mostly cloudy skies.

A second shortwave now moving over the texas and oklahoma
panhandles on afternoon water vapor imagery will continue to swing
southeast across texas tonight, reaching the region during the day
tomorrow. This will send another cold front across the region
during the day Tuesday and off the coast Tuesday night, with
scattered showers and thunderstorms developing along and behind
the front as it moves south. The passage of today's frontal
boundary won't completely scour out the moisture in place across
the region tomorrow as precipitable water values remain in the
1.4-1.5 inch range, but slightly less moisture should result in
a lower (but not nonexistent) locally heavy rain threat than
today. Additionally, an inverted-v signature on forecast soundings
out of houston and steep mid- level lapse rates persisting mean
that a few thunderstorms along the front tomorrow may also become
strong to severe and capable of gusty winds and hail. Best chances
for this appear to be along and east of interstate 45 during the
afternoon hours, especially if breaks in the clouds during the
morning contribute to additional destabilization. Afternoon
temperatures on Tuesday are forecast to rise into the mid 70s to
mid 80s.

Expect the cold front to push off the coast Tuesday night with
rain chances tapering off form north to south as drier air filters
in behind the front, with lows Tuesday night in the mid 50s to mid
60s.

Huffman

Long term (Wednesday through Sunday)
North to northwest flow aloft on Wednesday is expected to
gradually transition to shortwave ridging through the end of the
work week, resulting in drier and gradually warming conditions as
highs climb back near 90 by Friday. Shortwave ridging becomes
dampened over the upcoming weekend as a shortwave trough dives
across the four corners. Rain chances increase for the region late
week into the beginning of next week as the passage of this
shortwave trough sends a cold front into the region.

Huffman

Marine
Elevated winds and seas will gradually come down later this
afternoon and on into this evening. Periods of mainly scattered
showers and thunderstorms remain possible through Tuesday as
frontal boundaries and a series of disturbances move across the
area. Stronger/deeper northerly winds will not make it into the
gulf until Tuesday night/ Wednesday morning, and caution flags
might be needed during this time. Onshore winds are set to return
to the area by Wednesday night and then strengthen the rest of the
week and on into the weekend. 42

Preliminary point temps/pops
College station (cll) 73 64 80 56 81 / 80 20 50 30 10
houston (iah) 77 67 83 60 83 / 90 20 40 40 10
galveston (gls) 80 73 81 67 81 / 100 40 40 40 10

Hgx watches/warnings/advisories
Tx... None.

Gm... Small craft should exercise caution until 9 pm cdt this evening
for the following zones: galveston bay... Matagorda bay.

Small craft advisory until 9 pm cdt this evening for the
following zones: coastal waters from freeport to the
matagorda ship channel out 20 nm... Coastal waters from high
island to freeport out 20 nm... Waters from freeport to the
matagorda ship channel from 20 to 60 nm... Waters from high
island to freeport from 20 to 60 nm.

Discussion... 14
aviation/marine... 42


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LUIT2 3 mi42 min SSW 6 G 8.9 80°F
FCGT2 - 8772447 - USCG Freeport, TX 12 mi42 min S 7 G 8.9 79°F 81°F1011.7 hPa
GRRT2 21 mi42 min SW 4.1 G 6 81°F 80°F1011.7 hPa
GTOT2 26 mi42 min 80°F 80°F
GNJT2 - 8771341 - Galveston Bay (North Jetty), TX 30 mi48 min S 6 G 7 81°F1011.4 hPa
EPTT2 - 8771013 - Eagle Point, TX 31 mi42 min N 13 G 22 72°F 80°F1012.2 hPa
SGNT2 32 mi42 min SSE 5.1 G 6 81°F 79°F1010.6 hPa
KXIH 35 mi35 min S 8 84°F 73°F
42035 - GALVESTON 22NM East of Galveston, TX 41 mi40 min SSE 9.7 G 12 78°F 79°F4 ft1011.4 hPa (-1.7)75°F
MGPT2 - 8770613 - Morgans Point, TX 43 mi42 min NNE 7 G 9.9 70°F 80°F1012.2 hPa
NCHT2 - 8770777 - Manchester, TX 45 mi42 min NNE 4.1 G 6 72°F 78°F1012.6 hPa
RLOT2 - 8770971 - Rollover Pass, TX 46 mi42 min SSE 8.9 G 11 77°F 78°F1011.6 hPa
EMAT2 47 mi42 min ESE 8 G 8.9 80°F 81°F1010.3 hPa
LYBT2 48 mi42 min NE 6 G 7 70°F 80°F1011.7 hPa

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 mi37 minS 810.00 miA Few Clouds85°F73°F70%1011.1 hPa
Galveston, Scholes Field, TX21 mi38 minS 710.00 miMostly Cloudy83°F75°F77%1012 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Christmas Point, Christmas Bay, Texas
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Christmas Point
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Mon -- 04:11 AM CDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 05:02 AM CDT     0.82 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:25 AM CDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:18 AM CDT     0.52 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:16 PM CDT     0.85 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:50 PM CDT     Moonset
Mon -- 08:09 PM CDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:55 PM CDT     0.15 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Alligator Point, West Bay, Texas
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Alligator Point
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Mon -- 04:10 AM CDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 05:19 AM CDT     0.82 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:24 AM CDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:36 AM CDT     0.53 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:27 PM CDT     0.82 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:50 PM CDT     Moonset
Mon -- 08:09 PM CDT     Sunset
Mon -- 11:03 PM CDT     0.14 feet Low 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 (17,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Houston/Galveston, TX
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