Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:15AM||Sunset 7:34PM||Friday March 24, 2017 8:50 PM CDT (01:50 UTC)||Moonrise 4:00AM||Moonset 3:19PM||Illumination 7%|
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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- 431 Pm Cdt Fri Mar 24 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect until 10 pm cdt this evening...
Tonight..South winds 15 to 25 knots becoming 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 feet. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Saturday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the morning.
Saturday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Sunday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Sunday night..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Monday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Monday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Tuesday..East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Tuesday night..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Wednesday..Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots becoming south 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms. Some Thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall.
Wednesday night..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms. Some Thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall.
|GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 431 Pm Cdt Fri Mar 24 2017 |
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. The moderate to strong onshore winds are expected to slowly diminish this evening ahead of an approaching surface trough of low pressure. This weak front will approach the coastal waters Saturday but is forecast to stall inland. Weaker onshore winds are expected over the weekend.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Jamaica Beach, TXHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service houston/galveston tx
721 pm cdt Fri mar 24 2017
A tornado watch is in effect for the northern two thirds of the
cwa through midnight tonight. Discrete cells over the far
northwestern forecast area are displaying rotation (funnel cloud
reported in brenham) and are putting down as high as 1 to 2 inch
per hour rainfall accumulations. Cells are moving quite quickly to
the northeast at around 35 mph. High resolution modeling has
thunderstorms passing across the city from roughly 9 to 11 pm. 31
Prev discussion /issued 644 pm cdt Fri mar 24 2017/
cluster of storms has managed to get going across western portions
of SE tx. Short term hires guidance suggests this, or a portion
of, this cluster will maintain itself for the next 4-6 hours as
it treks eastward toward the i-45 corridor. Storms between crp &
sat have been losing their luster the past several scans & will
monitor that area to see if capping wins that battle. Appears main
time period for possible impacts to the houston area airports
will be between 1-5z. May see another thin band of shra and/or iso
tsra develop along the front itself as it passes from cxo to the
coast between 10-14z.VFR conditions should prevail from mid|
morning onward sat. 47
Preliminary point temps/pops
College station (cll) 58 78 58 84 66 / 50 10 10 10 20
houston (iah) 65 83 61 85 68 / 70 20 10 10 10
galveston (gls) 71 79 70 79 70 / 50 40 10 10 10
Tx... Wind advisory until 8 pm cdt this evening for the following
zones: austin... Brazoria... Brazos... Burleson... Chambers...
colorado... Fort bend... Galveston... Grimes... Harris...
jackson... Liberty... Madison... Matagorda... Montgomery...
walker... Waller... Washington... Wharton.
Gm... Small craft advisory until 10 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... Galveston bay... Matagorda
bay... Waters from freeport to the matagorda ship channel
from 20 to 60 nm... Waters from high island to freeport from
20 to 60 nm.
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|GRRT2||9 mi||50 min||S 16 G 20||73°F||75°F||1014 hPa (+0.0)|
|LUIT2||11 mi||50 min||SSE 12 G 16||73°F||73°F|
|GTOT2||13 mi||50 min||73°F||70°F|
|GNJT2 - 8771341 - Galveston Bay (North Jetty), TX||18 mi||50 min||SSE 21 G 24||77°F||71°F|
|EPTT2 - 8771013 - Eagle Point, TX||20 mi||50 min||S 22 G 29||74°F||75°F||1013.6 hPa (-0.6)|
|FCGT2 - 8772447 - USCG Freeport, TX||24 mi||50 min||SSE 15 G 18||73°F||70°F||1014.1 hPa (-0.3)|
|KXIH||25 mi||35 min||SSW 20 G 26||73°F||70°F|
|42035 - GALVESTON 22NM East of Galveston, TX||31 mi||60 min||SSE 19 G 23||72°F||70°F||6 ft||1014.1 hPa (-0.5)||71°F|
|MGPT2 - 8770613 - Morgans Point, TX||33 mi||50 min||SSE 14 G 21||74°F||74°F||1013.6 hPa (-0.8)|
|LYBT2||39 mi||50 min||S 18 G 28||74°F||72°F||1012.5 hPa (-1.0)|
|NCHT2 - 8770777 - Manchester, TX||39 mi||50 min||S 9.9 G 23||74°F||72°F||1013.3 hPa (-0.8)|
|HIST2||42 mi||50 min||SSE 12 G 17||72°F||75°F||1014.4 hPa (-1.1)|
|SGNT2||45 mi||50 min||SSE 13 G 17||73°F||75°F||1013.3 hPa (-0.0)|
Wind History for Galveston Pleasure Pier, TX(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Galveston, Scholes Field, TX||8 mi||58 min||SSE 16||9.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||74°F||71°F||91%||1014.2 hPa|
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|Jamaica Beach |
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Fri -- 12:39 AM CDT 0.73 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:29 AM CDT 0.79 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:00 AM CDT Moonrise
Fri -- 07:18 AM CDT Sunrise
Fri -- 11:53 AM CDT 0.06 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:19 PM CDT Moonset
Fri -- 06:36 PM CDT 0.88 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:33 PM CDT Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Bolivar Roads |
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Fri -- 12:11 AM CDT -0.65 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 02:03 AM CDT -0.59 knots Min Ebb
Fri -- 04:59 AM CDT Moonrise
Fri -- 07:17 AM CDT Sunrise
Fri -- 07:56 AM CDT -1.30 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 12:15 PM CDT 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:46 PM CDT 1.41 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 04:18 PM CDT Moonset
Fri -- 07:33 PM CDT Sunset
Fri -- 09:23 PM CDT -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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GOES Local Image of SouthCentralPlains EDIT
Wind Forecast for Houston/Galveston, TX (21,6,7,8)(on/off)  Help
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