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|Sunrise 7:23AM||Sunset 6:45PM||Thursday October 19, 2017 4:20 AM CDT (09:20 UTC)||Moonrise 6:10AM||Moonset 6:04PM||Illumination 1%|
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|GMZ335 Matagorda Bay-galveston Bay- 1104 Pm Cdt Wed Oct 18 2017 |
Rest of tonight..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers.
Thursday..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers. A chance of Thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon.
Thursday night..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Friday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to slightly choppy. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly choppy in the afternoon. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Sunday night..North winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Monday..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Monday night..North winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming smooth after midnight.
|GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 1104 Pm Cdt Wed Oct 18 2017 |
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. A strengthened long easterly fetch is currently setting up across the northern gulf and will persist into the weekend. This will result in elevated seas and tides. Shower and Thunderstorm chances increase Friday and will continue through the weekend ahead of a Sunday cold frontal passage. Moderate to strong offshore winds can be expected in its wake.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Seabrook, 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
407 am cdt Thu oct 19 2017
A plume of gulf moisture is evident on goes-16 total precipitable
water imagery moving towards the middle texas coast early this
morning. Height falls associated with a series of shortwave
troughs lifting across new mexico and western texas today will
result in a deepening lee surface trough over the high plains,
increasing easterly southeasterly surface winds across the coastal
waters and pushing this moisture plume closer to the coast. The
main questions over the next 24 hours will be how far north and
east this moisture will make it into the region... And what that
will mean for rain chances today and tonight.
Light west to southwest 925-850 mb winds near the texas coast
will help the moisture plume begin to spread north in the region
later this morning, pushing into the southwestern counties and
matagorda bay area. As winds back to the southeast by this
afternoon and strengthen with the deepening lee trough, this
moisture gets pushed farther north towards the brazos valley. 00z
guidance differs by a few hours on when this backing actually
happens, however, and this will affect how close rain chances
actually make it to the interstate 45 corridor today. Given some
uncertainty with this timing, have pulled a mention of isolated
showers and thunderstorms (15 pops) as far west as a snook-katy-
liverpool line. However, expect best rain chances today to remain
much farther south and west. Isolated showers developing across
the western coastal waters later this morning should spread
inland as scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as
deeper moisture moves onshore. Expect rain chances to remain
mainly relegated to the coast and adjacent waters tonight with
loss of heating but cannot rule out a few showers spreading
farther inland as a second wave of moisture arrives overnight.
Otherwise, expect highs today in the low to mid 80s with lows
tonight in the low to mid 60s north of interstate 10 and mid to
upper 70s south.
Continued moisture advection and another shortwave trough lifting
across the region on Friday is expected to result in the
development of scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.
Best chances on Friday are expected to be along and west of
interstate 45 in a corridor of low level warm air advection.
Forecast precipitable water values surge to 1.7 to 1.9 during the
afternoon hours and brief heavy rainfall will be possible Friday
through the weekend as atmospheric moisture levels remain
elevated. Rain chances are expected to focus closer to the coast
Friday night as speed convergence develops. Expect cloud cover and
rain on Friday to keep highs a few degrees cooler than today in
the lower 80s with lows Friday night in the upper 60s to mid 70s.
As a potent upper trough approaches the region on Saturday, a
60-70 knot jet streak looks to nose across the region ahead of it
and provide enough lift for scattered thunderstorms to again
develop across the region. This jet streak, combined with mid-
level lapse rates steepening to near 7 c km across the brazos
valley and 0-6 km shear increasing to 25-30 knots, may result in
enough instability and or organization for a strong thunderstorm
or two on Saturday across the brazos valley and remaining western|
counties. As this upper trough swings across the southern great
plains Sunday into Monday, it will send a cold front surging south
across the region. The upper jet structure as the cold front
enters the region appears to develop into more of a split-jet,
indicating the potential for strong to possibly severe
thunderstorms will continue into Sunday as the cold front arrives
with a band of thunderstorms developing along the cold front as it
pushes across the region. Model guidance still offers slightly
different solutions regarding if when a closed low may develop,
but appear to be converging on a more consistent solution east of
the region and confidence is beginning to increase that the front
may clear the region Sunday.
Drier conditions are expected behind the cold front on Monday as
the upper trough (or low) exits the region, with a reinforcing
cold front arriving sometime Tuesday allowing for slightly below
normal temperatures in the mid to upper 70s by the middle of next
High pressure over the eastern u.S. And lower pressures over the
southern gulf of mexico will produce an easterly flow across the
coastal waters today. The gradient will tighten and stronger
onshore winds are expected. A scec will be issued for the gulf
waters today and will likely need to be extended tonight. A
moderate to occasionally strong onshore flow will persist through
Saturday. Water levels and tides are currently progged to exceed
3.0 feet Thursday afternoon and could exceed 3.5 feet on Friday
near times of high tide. A cold front, and associated showers and
thunderstorms, will cross the coastal waters on Sunday afternoon
and a moderate to strong offshore flow will develop Sunday night
and persist into the first half of next week. A reinforcing front
is penciled in for Tuesday. Small craft advisories are likely
behind both fronts. 43
Satellite imagery not showing any hot spots this morning but not
sure if cirrus is blocking the view or the fires have been
extinguished. Moisture levels should increase today and rh values
will only fall to around 50 percent by afternoon. Precip will also
begin to develop south of i-10 later this afternoon so the fire
weather threat is greatly reduced today and will remain low
through the weekend. 43
Preliminary point temps pops
College station (cll) 85 65 81 68 86 10 20 60 30 40
houston (iah) 84 68 80 72 85 10 20 60 30 40
galveston (gls) 82 75 81 76 84 10 20 60 30 40
Hgx watches warnings advisories
Gm... Small craft should exercise caution through 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.
aviation marine... 43
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|MGPT2 - 8770613 - Morgans Point, TX||5 mi||51 min||E 4.1 G 6||71°F||77°F||1018.9 hPa|
|EPTT2 - 8771013 - Eagle Point, TX||10 mi||51 min||SE 7 G 8||75°F||73°F||1019 hPa|
|NCHT2 - 8770777 - Manchester, TX||17 mi||51 min||NNW 2.9 G 4.1||69°F||79°F||1018.4 hPa|
|GRRT2||22 mi||51 min||NE 6 G 8.9||76°F||74°F||1018.9 hPa|
|GNJT2 - 8771341 - Galveston Bay (North Jetty), TX||22 mi||51 min||ESE 13 G 16||76°F||1018.4 hPa|
|GTOT2||23 mi||51 min||77°F||77°F|
|RLOT2 - 8770971 - Rollover Pass, TX||26 mi||51 min||SE 11 G 14||76°F||73°F||1018.9 hPa|
|HIST2||31 mi||51 min||ESE 5.1 G 7||73°F||75°F||1019.2 hPa|
|LUIT2||38 mi||51 min||SE 11 G 14||77°F||1018.5 hPa|
|KXIH||38 mi||46 min||SSE 13||77°F||63°F|
|42035 - GALVESTON 22NM East of Galveston, TX||40 mi||91 min||ESE 14 G 19||78°F||80°F||3 ft||1018.6 hPa (-1.0)||65°F|
|FCGT2 - 8772447 - USCG Freeport, TX||49 mi||51 min||E 7 G 8.9||78°F||76°F||1018.9 hPa|
Wind History for Morgans Point, TX(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Houston / Ellington, TX||10 mi||31 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||68°F||60°F||78%||1019.3 hPa|
|Houston, Pearland Regional Airport, TX||15 mi||28 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||67°F||61°F||81%||1019.3 hPa|
|Houston, Houston Hobby Airport, TX||16 mi||28 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||69°F||62°F||78%||1019.3 hPa|
|John Dunn Helistop, TX||23 mi||26 min||E 3||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||70°F||62°F||78%||1019 hPa|
|Galveston, Scholes Field, TX||24 mi||29 min||ESE 9||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||78°F||64°F||62%||1018.8 hPa|
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Thu -- 03:12 AM CDT 0.99 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:09 AM CDT Moonrise
Thu -- 07:24 AM CDT Sunrise
Thu -- 08:04 AM CDT 1.27 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:12 PM CDT New Moon
Thu -- 02:55 PM CDT 0.49 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:44 PM CDT Sunset
Thu -- 07:04 PM CDT Moonset
Thu -- 10:29 PM CDT 1.51 feet High Tide
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Thu -- 02:23 AM CDT 0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:28 AM CDT 0.65 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:38 AM CDT -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:08 AM CDT Moonrise
Thu -- 07:23 AM CDT Sunrise
Thu -- 10:56 AM CDT -1.35 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 02:12 PM CDT New Moon
Thu -- 02:31 PM CDT 0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:25 PM CDT 1.36 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:44 PM CDT Sunset
Thu -- 07:03 PM CDT Moonset
Thu -- 09:21 PM CDT -0.00 knots Slack
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