Tuesday, September26, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Richmond, TX

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What's New / NOTES
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 7:12AMSunset 7:14PM Tuesday September 26, 2017 1:06 PM CDT (18:06 UTC) Moonrise 11:58AMMoonset 10:49PM Illumination 35% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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- 1048 Am Cdt Tue Sep 26 2017
Rest of today..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tonight..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast after midnight. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms early in the evening. A slight chance of showers and isolated Thunderstorms late.
Thursday..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday night..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday night..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Saturday..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Saturday night..Northeast 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 1048 Am Cdt Tue Sep 26 2017
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Light to moderate east to southeast winds along with low seas will continue through tomorrow night. Winds will become more northeasterly Thursday with the approach and eventual passage of a cold front. Caution flags might be needed behind the front on Friday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Richmond, TX
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Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX
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national weather service houston galveston tx
1258 pm cdt Tue sep 26 2017

Aviation
Vfr continues. The highest atmospheric moisture remains shunted
off to the west and south. Thus... Daytime showers should focus
along the coast and points west. Likely just isolated showers so
have left out vcsh in this package. Mainly mid to high level blow
off cirrus. Breezes will typically come from the east early in the
day... Veering more southeast through the afternoon. 31

Prev discussion issued 1002 am cdt Tue sep 26 2017
discussion...

radar is looking rather quiet this morning but daytime heating
will once again spur development later this afternoon. Satellite
derive pw fields show deeper moisture over the SW zones with
drier air to the ne. Previous forecast tapered pops higher to the
sw and lower NE and this appears to be on track. 12z soundings
support high temperatures between 88 and 92 degrees and MAX t
grids support this range, leaning toward the warmer side. Made
some minor tweaks but otherwise the previous forecast looks on
track. 43
prev discussion... Issued 634 am cdt Tue sep 26 2017
aviation...

taf sites areVFR early this morning with some high clouds streaming
across the area from the west. Could see a little bit of fog development
in the next hour or two. If high clouds don't interfere, some shra
development will be possible with daytime heating with the greatest
coverage this morning expected mainly out west and this afternoon along
any sea breeze boundary that moves inland. Quiet tonight with patchy
fog possible again inland areas. 42
prev discussion... Issued 340 am cdt Tue sep 26 2017
discussion...

largely seasonable weather for much of the week is expected, though
some indirect impacts to our area may be seen thanks to a
potentially prolonged precipitation event far to our west over
portions of south texas and northern mexico. More significant change
looks to come at the end of the week as a front backdoors through
the area, followed by an influx of drier and slightly cooler air.

However, fans of fall weather shouldn't get too excited, as the
impact of high temperatures will be pretty modest, and more summer-
like conditions look to return early next week.

Marine...

light to moderate east to southeast winds along with seas in a 1 to
3 foot range will continue through Wednesday night. Winds will
become more northeasterly beginning on Thursday with the approach
and eventual passage of a cold front. This moderate northeast flow
(some caution flags might be needed) along with building seas can be
expected at the end of the week and on into the upcoming weekend.

With an anticipated prolonged northeasterly fetch on already
slightly above normal tides, some minor coastal run up issues might
develop as early as the end of the week and possibly extending into
the start of next week. 42

Preliminary point temps pops
College station (cll) 74 91 73 89 70 10 20 20 20 20
houston (iah) 75 91 73 90 73 10 20 20 20 10
galveston (gls) 81 89 79 87 78 10 20 20 20 10

Hgx watches warnings advisories
Tx... None.

Gm... None.

Discussion... 43
aviation marine... 31


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NCHT2 - 8770777 - Manchester, TX 28 mi60 min ENE 2.9 G 5.1 89°F 82°F1011.8 hPa
MGPT2 - 8770613 - Morgans Point, TX 41 mi48 min ESE 8 G 9.9 84°F 84°F1012.9 hPa
EPTT2 - 8771013 - Eagle Point, TX 45 mi48 min ESE 8.9 G 11 83°F 84°F1013.1 hPa
LUIT2 48 mi48 min E 8 G 9.9 83°F
GRRT2 49 mi48 min NNE 7 G 11 85°F 84°F1012.9 hPa
FCGT2 - 8772447 - USCG Freeport, TX 50 mi48 min E 8.9 G 12 84°F 83°F1013 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Houston, Sugar Land Municipal / Hull Field Airport, TX6 mi73 minESE 510.00 miPartly Cloudy87°F73°F63%1012.6 hPa
Houston Southwest Airport, TX15 mi71 minESE 310.00 miPartly Cloudy87°F74°F67%1012.9 hPa
Houston Executive Airport, TX17 mi71 minESE 510.00 miA Few Clouds86°F71°F62%1013.2 hPa
John Dunn Helistop, TX21 mi71 minNNE 410.00 miPartly Cloudy90°F69°F52%1012.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Houston Ship Channel, Galveston Bay, Manchester, Texas
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Houston Ship Channel
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Tue -- 04:27 AM CDT     1.61 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:11 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:55 PM CDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:12 PM CDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:44 PM CDT     0.53 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:46 PM CDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Clear Lake, Harris Co. Park, Texas
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Clear Lake
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Tue -- 05:39 AM CDT     0.80 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:10 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 11:41 AM CDT     0.76 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 12:54 PM CDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 01:08 PM CDT     0.77 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:11 PM CDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:58 PM CDT     0.17 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:46 PM CDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.40.50.60.70.80.80.80.80.80.80.80.80.80.80.80.70.60.50.40.30.20.20.20.2

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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Wind Forecast for Houston/Galveston, TX (14,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Houston/Galveston, TX
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