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Marine Weather and Tides
Texas City, TX

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Sunrise 6:33AMSunset 8:18PM Saturday July 22, 2017 9:46 PM CDT (02:46 UTC) Moonrise 4:42AMMoonset 6:45PM 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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GMZ335 Matagorda Bay-galveston Bay- 337 Pm Cdt Sat Jul 22 2017
Tonight..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening.
Monday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Monday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Tuesday..South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly choppy in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Wednesday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Thursday..South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly choppy in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 337 Pm Cdt Sat Jul 22 2017
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Shower and Thunderstorm coverage has weakened over the waters this afternoon. Onshore flow can be expected this weekend, with increasing wind speeds and a rise in wave heights late Sunday into Monday in response to a tightened onshore pressure gradient. These should weaken by Tuesday as an area of high pressure fills in towards the middle of next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Texas City, TX
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Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX
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national weather service houston galveston tx
919 pm cdt Sat jul 22 2017

Update
Earlier evening convection has dissipated, with northern portions
of harris county receiving anywhere from 1 to up to 3 inches.

Cannot rule out a few more isolated showers and maybe a
thunderstorm or two along the coastal counties and across the
coastal waters tonight as a mid to upper level weakness evident on
evening raobs meanders across the area, but have low confidence
on how far inland this activity will actually push given
increasingly southwest low level flow in response to surface
ridging over the northern gulf. As a result, have lowered rain
chances inland for night while maintaining 20 pops along the coast
and for the waters. Otherwise, made minor updates for hourly
trends with overnight lows in the mid 70s to low 80s.

Huffman

Prev discussion issued 648 pm cdt Sat jul 22 2017
aviation...

a cluster of strong storms over near kiah will end within the
next 30 minutes or so and other than a few showers near kuts and
kcll, not expecting much more precip tonight. The upper low over
the western gulf will meander near the coast tonight into Sunday
and some showers along the immediate coast will be possible toward
sunrise Sunday morning. Daytime heating will trigger another round
of afternoon storms... Impacting mainly the houston terminals and
kcxo and ksgr. Convective temps on Sunday are around 89 degrees
and pw values will reach 2.11 inches by 21z with soundings showing
a weak capping inversion developing near 850 mb but this looks
breakable during peak heating. 43
prev discussion... Issued 351 pm cdt Sat jul 22 2017
discussion...

precipitation not quite as widespread across SE tx this afternoon
likely owing to the extensive clouds and persistent storms
offshore (limiting stability and preventing decent inflow
respectively). While temperatures have been a touch lower than
yesterday, the higher dewpoints are keeping heat index values
elevated (100-106f) so far today.

With the upper low lingering around the coast between gls and lch
through tomorrow am a bit hesitant to lower pops too much... Especially
for our eastern and coastal counties. Progged pws from 2.0 to 2.2
inches do appear supportive of some decent rains tomorrow.

However... Do agree that the main issue with the upcoming forecast
could be the rising heat heat indicies for next week. As this low
washes out, we should see the upper ridge out west begin building
east into the central southern plains. Rain chances will decrease
starting Monday save for some isolated development at or along
the seabreeze. Daytime highs are progged to be in the upper
90s to around 100 for central northern parts of our cwa, and with
dewpoints remaining in the 70s, this could translate to heat
index values at or near our heat advisory criteria of 108
degrees. 41
marine...

the upper level low pressure system is continuing to fill into the
region and aid in the development of showers and thunderstorms this
afternoon. Although coverage this afternoon has diminished in
comparison to this mornings convection, lingering showers and an
isolated thunderstorm or two can be expected over the waters through
the remainder of this evening. Gusty winds can also be anticipated
with these stronger storms. Onshore flow overnight will begin to
increase in wind speed as the pressure gradient tightens over SE tx
Sunday into Monday. Winds should increase to between 10-15 knots
tonight and hold through Sunday. Sunday night into Monday winds
again will pick up in speed and stay closer to 15 knots before
diminishing late morning on Monday. Therefore, we will be flirting
with scec criteria while this tighter pressure gradient holds place.

Seas will also pick up during this time from 2 feet to 2-4 feet. By
Tuesday an area of high pressure begins to build in resulting in a
lowering in wave height and weaker onshore flow. Conditions will
also be drier through next Friday.

Hathaway

Preliminary point temps pops
College station (cll) 77 95 77 98 76 10 30 20 10 10
houston (iah) 79 91 80 96 78 10 50 30 20 10
galveston (gls) 82 88 84 91 82 20 50 20 20 10

Hgx watches warnings advisories
Tx... None.

Gm... None.

Discussion... 14


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
GNJT2 - 8771341 - Galveston Bay (North Jetty), TX 8 mi46 min S 15 G 17 89°F1012.9 hPa (-0.3)
EPTT2 - 8771013 - Eagle Point, TX 8 mi46 min SSW 9.9 G 12 85°F 89°F1013.2 hPa (-0.0)
GTOT2 11 mi46 min 86°F
GRRT2 13 mi46 min S 11 G 13 85°F 90°F1013.3 hPa (-0.0)
RLOT2 - 8770971 - Rollover Pass, TX 14 mi46 min S 8 G 12 84°F 87°F1013.6 hPa (-0.0)
MGPT2 - 8770613 - Morgans Point, TX 19 mi46 min S 9.9 G 14 85°F 88°F1012.9 hPa (-0.0)
HIST2 22 mi46 min S 8.9 G 13 83°F 88°F1013.9 hPa (-0.0)
KXIH 24 mi31 min SSW 12 G 17 84°F 77°F
42035 - GALVESTON 22NM East of Galveston, TX 25 mi56 min S 14 G 16 84°F 87°F3 ft1013.6 hPa (-0.3)78°F
LYBT2 26 mi46 min S 7 G 8.9 84°F 87°F1013 hPa (-0.0)
NCHT2 - 8770777 - Manchester, TX 32 mi46 min SSW 6 G 8.9 85°F 86°F1012.1 hPa (-0.4)
LUIT2 33 mi46 min S 8.9 G 12 85°F 91°F
SRST2 - Sabine Pass, TX 42 mi46 min SSW 11 G 14 83°F 1014.3 hPa (-0.0)77°F
FCGT2 - 8772447 - USCG Freeport, TX 46 mi46 min S 12 G 15 85°F 87°F1013.5 hPa (-0.6)

Wind History for Eagle Point, TX
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Galveston, Scholes Field, TX15 mi54 minS 910.00 miFair85°F77°F77%1013.4 hPa
High Island 179A (Apache Corp), LA24 mi51 minS 11 G 1810.00 miPartly Cloudy84°F77°F79%1013.5 hPa
Houston / Ellington, TX24 mi3.9 hrsS 1310.00 miMostly Cloudy91°F73°F56%1013.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Bolivar, Galveston Bay, Texas
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Port Bolivar
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Sat -- 05:43 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:33 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:29 AM CDT     1.34 feet High Tide
Sat -- 10:36 AM CDT     1.32 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 01:51 PM CDT     1.39 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:44 PM CDT     Moonset
Sat -- 08:17 PM CDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:02 PM CDT     -0.80 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Bolivar Roads, Texas Current
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Bolivar Roads
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Sat -- 01:13 AM CDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 04:39 AM CDT     2.45 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 05:43 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:33 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 11:58 AM CDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 02:00 PM CDT     -0.34 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 02:55 PM CDT     -0.32 knots Min Ebb
Sat -- 07:44 PM CDT     Moonset
Sat -- 08:17 PM CDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:33 PM CDT     -2.52 knots Max Ebb
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 (22,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Houston/Galveston, TX
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