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Marine Weather and Tides
Richmond, TX

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Sunrise 6:22AMSunset 8:18PM Sunday May 28, 2017 3:42 AM CDT (08:42 UTC) Moonrise 8:24AMMoonset 10:25PM Illumination 8% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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 Galveston Bay- 1022 Pm Cdt Sat May 27 2017
Rest of tonight..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Sunday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and Thunderstorms likely after midnight.
Monday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Showers and Thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday through Wednesday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to slightly choppy. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday and Thursday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 1022 Pm Cdt Sat May 27 2017
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Moderate onshore winds will persist through tonight. Winds and seas will gradually relax Sunday and Monday but rain chances will increase late Sunday night into Monday as a weak cold front approaches the coast. Strong Thunderstorms may move into the coastal waters and bays Sunday night or Monday. Persistent moderate southeasterly flow is expected to return on Tuesday.

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
1140 pm cdt Sat may 27 2017

Aviation
Look for mainly MVFR ceilings to develop overnight with south winds
around 10 knots. Ceilings will lift tomorrow morning, but not expecting
vfr levels to be reached areawide until the late morning through early
afternoon hours. Expect shra tsra development (some possibly strong severe)
tomorrow afternoon to our W and NW along and ahead of a cold front with
activity working its way into our area late in the afternoon and on
into the evening hours. Much of our area will be settling into an increasing
cloud and increasing rain chance pattern as the upcoming week progresses.

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Prev discussion issued 942 pm cdt Sat may 27 2017
update...

the previous forecast appears to be on track, and only minor
adjustments were made for current observations. 11
prev discussion... Issued 346 pm cdt Sat may 27 2017
discussion...

warm start to the day along with a break in the cloud cover
allowed readings to climb into the 90s for most inland sites. Look
for a general repeat for most of the area tonight & early Sunday
with stratus redeveloping overnight then some scattering out
during the day Sunday.

Potent cap should keep precip chances low for the 1st half of the
day Sunday. But guidance shows this eroding in the afternoon and
mostly gone across northern parts of the region toward late aftn
and evening - about the same time a weak frontal boundary edges
closer to SE tx. Expect some fairly rapid storm development along
the front. Considering the instability, with fcst capes > 4000
j kg and LI < -10c, expect some strong to severe cells to emerge
and make their way into northern parts of the region. Timing is a
touch different between models, but in general 4pm-midnight would
be of concern.

This diffuse front boundary outflow should make it closer to the
coast by Monday morning - about the time a disturbance in the sw
flow aloft approaches. A surge of deep pw's moving up from the
western gulf will further increase moisture values pooling along
the boundary to between 2-2.5". Similar to the event last week,
the potential for at least localized heavy rain exists. But the
challenge will again will be trying to fcst the boundary position
if when it all comes together. Current guidance, for what it's
worth this far out, depicts the region between i-10 and the coast
the place to keep an eye on late Sun night thru Mon aftn.

Tue into midweek, surface troffiness looks to persist somewhere
along the coast which should allow for periods of shra tstms to
continue across the area. We should eventually lose this trof as
it washes out during the 2nd half of the work week, but should be
getting into a more active SW flow aloft too. So at a minimum,
30-50% diurnally driven pops look like a good starting place. Was
left a good set of pops thru the period and made very few overall
changes.

Beyond Sunday night, forecast confidence is fairly low as a lot of
what will eventually happen will be driven on the meso microscale. 47
marine...

onshore winds should strengthen enough for caution conditions this
evening. Otherwise, winds should diminish slightly on Sunday as a
frontal boundary moves into SE texas from the north. This should
result in slightly lower seas and with tide levels continuing to
lower to near normal levels.

The beach hazards for this afternoon will continue with stronger rip
currents possible. Winds on Sunday will be around 15 knots which
may lead to some rip currents still be possible. 40

Preliminary point temps pops
College station (cll) 77 91 70 82 69 10 40 70 60 40
houston (iah) 78 92 74 81 71 10 30 70 70 40
galveston (gls) 81 88 78 82 76 20 20 60 80 40

Hgx watches warnings advisories
Tx... None.

Gm... Small craft should exercise caution until 7 am cdt Sunday 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... 11
aviation marine... 42


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NCHT2 - 8770777 - Manchester, TX 28 mi43 min SSW 5.1 G 7 80°F 81°F1011.3 hPa (+0.0)
LYBT2 38 mi43 min S 9.9 G 12 80°F 81°F1010.6 hPa (+0.0)
MGPT2 - 8770613 - Morgans Point, TX 41 mi43 min SSW 7 G 11 81°F 80°F1011.1 hPa (-0.3)
EPTT2 - 8771013 - Eagle Point, TX 45 mi43 min SW 16 G 22 81°F 81°F1011.1 hPa (-0.6)
LUIT2 48 mi43 min SSW 12 G 19 81°F 83°F
GRRT2 49 mi43 min SSW 13 G 17 80°F 83°F1011 hPa (-1.0)
FCGT2 - 8772447 - USCG Freeport, TX 50 mi43 min S 18 G 23 81°F 82°F1011.5 hPa (-0.9)

Wind History for Morgans Point, TX
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Houston, Sugar Land Municipal / Hull Field Airport, TX6 mi50 minS 59.00 miOvercast79°F77°F94%1010.9 hPa
Houston Southwest Airport, TX15 mi48 minS 37.00 miOvercast77°F73°F89%1011.5 hPa
Houston Executive Airport, TX17 mi48 minS 63.00 miFog/Mist77°F75°F94%1010.8 hPa
John Dunn Helistop, TX21 mi68 minSSW 75.00 miMostly Cloudy79°F75°F89%1010.2 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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Sun -- 05:28 AM CDT     0.04 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:21 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:21 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 02:33 PM CDT     2.08 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:14 PM CDT     Sunset
Sun -- 11:23 PM CDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.310.70.40.20.10.10.20.50.81.21.51.822.12.1221.91.81.71.71.71.6

Tide / Current Tables for Clear Lake, Harris Co. Park, Texas
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Clear Lake
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Sun -- 06:21 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:48 AM CDT     -0.49 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 09:21 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 03:04 PM CDT     0.90 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:13 PM CDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:06 PM CDT     0.66 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 11:22 PM CDT     Moonset
Sun -- 11:27 PM CDT     0.69 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.70.50.30.1-0.1-0.3-0.5-0.5-0.4-0.3-00.30.50.70.90.90.90.80.80.70.70.70.70.7

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Houston/Galveston, TX (4,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Houston/Galveston, TX
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