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Marine Weather and Tides
Oak Island, TX

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Sunrise 6:48AMSunset 5:23PM Monday November 20, 2017 11:28 AM CST (17:28 UTC) Moonrise 8:30AMMoonset 7:18PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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- 938 Am Cst Mon Nov 20 2017
Rest of today..East winds around 10 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth to slightly choppy becoming smooth in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers late in the morning.
Tonight..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
Tuesday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers in the morning. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly choppy after midnight. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight.
Wednesday..North winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters choppy becoming slightly choppy in the afternoon.
Wednesday night..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Thursday..North winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Thursday night..North winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Friday..Northeast winds around 5 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth.
Friday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 938 Am Cst Mon Nov 20 2017
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Northeast to east winds today will gradually become south to southeast by Tuesday before the next cold front pushes off the coast Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. Scattered showers and Thunderstorms will be possible across the coastal waters ahead of the front. Behind the front, caution flags will likely be needed for strengthening north winds and building seas. Conditions are expected to improve by Thursday with light onshore flow becoming established by Friday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Oak Island, TX
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Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX
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area forecast discussion
national weather service houston galveston tx
528 am cst Mon nov 20 2017

Aviation
Vfr conditions are expected to prevail through the next 24-30
hours with periods of broken to overcast clouds between
fl150-fl250 today. Light and variable winds this morning inland
will gradually become east to southeast midday and increase 5-8
knots (remaining around 8-10 knots along the coast) as surface
high pressure along the gulf coast slides east. Winds are expected
to become light and variable again overnight. Depending on the
amount of moisture return as winds veer onshore, lower clouds
around fl020-fl025 will be possible at all terminals with patchy
fog at cll, cxo, and lbx tonight through the end of the taf
period. Due to low confidence in how quickly this moisture will
return, have not included any MVFR category restrictions with the
12z package.

Huffman

Prev discussion issued 332 am cst Mon nov 20 2017
discussion...

considerable high cloudiness is moving west to east across the
area tonight, yielding partly cloudy skies. Currently too dry for
any precip across the area with a series of upper level short
waves moving across. The exception could be offshore later today
where we could see a few very light showers developing from mid-
level cloud cover. MAX temps today will be similar to yesterday
with mid-upper 60s expected for most areas, possibly reaching the
lower 70s across SW areas.

Will see some low-level moisture return begin this afternoon as
winds become southeast. This additional moisture with near calm
winds could lead to some patchy fog across SW W areas late mon
night early tues. On tues, expect temps to warm into the mid 70s
with scattered showers developing offshore and near the coast as a
mid upper level trough amplifies over the area. A significant
upper level jet streak will be diving southeast into the area on tue
aft eve from the nw, and lift from this feature could produce
isolated tstms tues aft eve across southeast areas and offshore.

Models are in good agreement that our next cold front will move
across Tuesday night into Wed morning. The chance of precip across
the area should end on Wed morning with the front offshore.

Expect dry and cool conditions for thanksgiving behind the front.

A warmup will begin on Friday as a strong mid upper ridge builds
to our W sw. It appears that MAX temps will likely be close to 80
inland on Saturday ahead of a weak cool front that will move
through Sat night Sun morning. It does not look like we will see
any precipitation with next weekend's weak front.

Wood
marine...

light northeast winds over the coastal waters this morning will
gradually become easterly today and southeasterly tonight as surface
high pressure stretching from texas towards the ohio valley slides
towards the east. Southeast to south winds will continue Tuesday
ahead of a cold front moving off the coast on early Wednesday
morning with moderate offshore flow in its wake likely warranting
caution or advisory flags. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to
develop across the coastal waters ahead of the front on Tuesday,
shifting south as the front clears the waters on Wednesday. Expect
wave heights in the 1-3 feet range ahead of the front, building into
the 4-7 feet range behind the front. Improving conditions are
expected by Thursday with light onshore flow resuming by Friday.

Huffman

Preliminary point temps pops
College station (cll) 67 50 74 51 64 0 10 10 10 10
houston (iah) 68 53 75 55 68 0 10 20 20 10
galveston (gls) 67 61 74 59 69 10 10 30 30 10

Hgx watches warnings advisories
Tx... None.

Gm... None.

Discussion... 33
aviation marine... 14


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MGPT2 - 8770613 - Morgans Point, TX 16 mi40 min ENE 8.9 G 11 61°F 69°F1023.6 hPa
RLOT2 - 8770971 - Rollover Pass, TX 16 mi40 min E 8.9 G 13 61°F 63°F1023.4 hPa
HIST2 18 mi46 min E 8.9 G 12 60°F 67°F1023.8 hPa
EPTT2 - 8771013 - Eagle Point, TX 20 mi46 min E 13 G 14 59°F 62°F1023.7 hPa
GNJT2 - 8771341 - Galveston Bay (North Jetty), TX 24 mi46 min E 13 G 15 64°F1022.7 hPa
GTOT2 28 mi40 min 62°F 67°F
GRRT2 30 mi40 min 63°F 62°F1023.7 hPa
NCHT2 - 8770777 - Manchester, TX 31 mi40 min ENE 4.1 G 8.9 61°F 71°F1022.9 hPa
SRST2 - Sabine Pass, TX 35 mi28 min E 8 G 9.9 60°F 1024.3 hPa (+0.3)37°F
42035 - GALVESTON 22NM East of Galveston, TX 36 mi38 min ESE 12 G 14 62°F 71°F3 ft1023.3 hPa (+0.6)46°F
KXIH 38 mi33 min SE 8.9 G 17 63°F 46°F
PORT2 - 8770475 - Port Arthur, TX 42 mi40 min E 5.1 G 8 56°F 67°F1024.4 hPa
SBPT2 - 8770570 - Sabine Pass North, TX 43 mi46 min E 9.9 G 13 58°F 69°F1025.4 hPa
TXPT2 45 mi40 min E 8.9 G 12 57°F 66°F1023.3 hPa
LUIT2 49 mi88 min 65°F

Wind History for Rollover Pass, TX
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Houston / Ellington, TX26 mi38 minENE 910.00 miMostly Cloudy63°F41°F45%1024.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Round Point, Trinity Bay, Galveston Bay, Texas
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Round Point
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Mon -- 06:47 AM CST     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:30 AM CST     Moonrise
Mon -- 02:26 PM CST     0.08 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:20 PM CST     Sunset
Mon -- 07:18 PM CST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Barrow, Trinity Bay, Texas
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Point Barrow
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Mon -- 12:06 AM CST     1.22 feet High Tide
Mon -- 03:55 AM CST     1.04 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:48 AM CST     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:17 AM CST     1.07 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:31 AM CST     Moonrise
Mon -- 03:27 PM CST     0.01 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:21 PM CST     Sunset
Mon -- 07:18 PM CST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.21.21.11.1111.11.11.11.110.80.60.40.1000.10.20.40.60.811.1

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Houston/Galveston, TX (12,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Houston/Galveston, TX
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