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Marine Weather and Tides
Galena Park, TX

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Sunrise 6:20AMSunset 8:26PM Friday June 23, 2017 2:05 PM CDT (19:05 UTC) Moonrise 5:00AMMoonset 7:05PM 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- 405 Am Cdt Fri Jun 23 2017
.small craft should exercise caution...
Today..South winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters choppy becoming slightly choppy in the afternoon.
Tonight..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Saturday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Sunday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Monday..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Monday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday..East winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly choppy in the afternoon. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday 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 405 Am Cdt Fri Jun 23 2017
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Moderate southerly winds should slacken some later this morning, but 6-7 foot seas will likely stick around for most if not all of the day today and into tonight. For this reason, the small craft advisory was extended for the offshore waters through 3 pm this afternoon with a scec in place after that lasting into tonight. Winds and seas will continue to slowly diminish into the weekend, with periods of moderate onshore flow and elevated seas returning around midweek.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Galena Park, TX
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Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX
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area forecast discussion
national weather service houston galveston tx
1243 pm cdt Fri jun 23 2017

Aviation
Vfr conditions have emerged at all sites but gls, which should
follow shortly. Largely expect today to be dry - isolated showers
may be possible near the coast, but not high enough potential to
mention in the taf.

Expect MVFR ceilings to return overnight. Some early shower
development may creep in at the end of period so have some vcsh
mention at the end of period - this may be aggressive, but at
least signals rising potential for convection. In the extended iah
taf, do try to highlight a better potential for thunder.

Luchs

Prev discussion issued 1026 am cdt Fri jun 23 2017
update...

southeast texas is already off to a hot start this morning with
10 am cdt heat index values in the mid to upper 90s west of
interstate 45. Visible satellite imagery shows cumulus cloud
streets streaming northeast across most of the region, with
slightly "cooler" conditions across the extreme eastern counties
where denser cloud cover exists. Aircraft soundings out of houston
reported 850 mb temperatures around 21 c, which should provide
for daytime highs climbing into the low to mid 90s. The
aforementioned cloud cover will play a big role in just how warm
the region is able to get today... And would not be surprised to
see some upper 90s for areas (especially the western counties)
where cloud cover is able to scour out. No changes are planned to
the ongoing heat advisory, with peak afternoon heat index values
in the 102-109 range this afternoon.

Morning soundings from corpus christi and fort worth show good
capping around 940-960 mb, which should do a good job suppressing
most convection that attempts to develop once convective
temperatures in the lower 90s are reached around midday. This
capping inversion is not quite as strong on the lake charles
sounding and as a result areas east of interstate 45 may see an
isolated shower (or possibly a thunderstorm) through early
evening. Main change to the forecast was to add an isolated shower
mention to the eastern waters where surface analysis noted an
axis of surface convergence as well as to areas around galveston
bay this afternoon based on trends in latest high resolution
guidance. Also updated hourly temperatures and dew points based on
observational trends.

Huffman
prev discussion... Issued 620 am cdt Fri jun 23 2017
aviation...

MVFR CIGS should lift throughout the morning. An isolated shower
or storm may be possible this afternoon, but chances are far too
low to include in the taf. MVFR CIGS may return overnight tonight.

Otherwise, light to moderate southerly wind is expected through
the TAF period. 11
prev discussion... Issued 448 am cdt Fri jun 23 2017
discussion...

warming 850 700mb temps will likely inhibit much in the way of
precip today - especially for portions of the region west of
i-45. Continued southerly flow will persist and am not expecting
the current 75-79f dewpoints to mix out all that much. Warm temps
and high humidity will combine to produce some 107-109 degree
heat indices today... Generally along and west of a college
station-edna line. Went ahead and issued a heat advsy for that
area this afternoon. Expect 103-107 indices further east.

A weak cool front is forecast to sag into SE tx on Saturday. Pw's
pool to 2-2.3" ahead of the front and 850 700mb temps diminish
whereas capping shouldn't be much of a concern. Expect
showers thunderstorms to increase in areal coverage with daytime
heating. With a general weakness situated aloft and light
steering flow, storm motions appear to be less than 7kt so
locally heavy rain appears to be possible. A second concern is
a possible collision of the seabreeze with precip along the front
during the afternoon - which would enhance rain rates & storm
strength where it occurs. Unfortunately this many times is close
to the metro area. Just something we'll be watching...

elevated moisture levels, a diffuse front, and a mid upper level
weakness will linger into at least the early part of next week.

This should provide fairly good chances of shra tstms each day,
most likely diurnal in nature W precip offshore at night
transitioning inland during the day. Same general setup, minus the
surface boundary and maybe not as much resident moisture, will
probably persist for the remainder of the workweek. 47
marine...

moderate southerly winds should slacken some later this morning, but
6-7 foot seas will likely stick around for most if not all of the
day today and into tonight. For this reason, the small craft
advisory was extended for the offshore waters through 3 pm this
afternoon with a scec in place after that lasting into tonight.

Winds and seas will continue to slowly diminish into the weekend,
with periods of moderate onshore flow and elevated seas returning
around midweek.

Tides are still elevated tonight with some possible coastal flooding
in the usual areas like surfside, blue water highway, and highway 87
at 124 on bolivar. A coastal flood advisory has been issued for
these areas as high tide is approaching. Tide levels should come
fall below critical levels by mid morning. Astronomical high tides
will be above 2 feet the next few days. The good news is wind seas
should gradually diminish, but we'll continue to monitor conditions
for the usual spots prone to elevated water levels. 11

Preliminary point temps pops
College station (cll) 96 77 90 73 87 10 20 40 40 40
houston (iah) 93 77 90 75 87 10 20 70 40 70
galveston (gls) 89 81 89 81 87 10 20 40 40 70

Hgx watches warnings advisories
Tx... Heat advisory until 6 pm cdt this evening for the following
zones: austin... Brazos... Burleson... Colorado... Jackson...

washington... Wharton.

Gm... Small craft should exercise caution until 3 pm cdt this
afternoon for the following zones: galveston bay...

matagorda bay.

Small craft should exercise caution until 10 pm cdt 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.

Small craft advisory until 3 pm cdt this afternoon for the
following zones: waters from freeport to the matagorda ship
channel from 20 to 60 nm... Waters from high island to
freeport from 20 to 60 nm.

Small craft should exercise caution until 10 pm cdt this evening
for the following zones: 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... 14
aviation marine... 25


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NCHT2 - 8770777 - Manchester, TX 1 mi47 min SSW 4.1 G 12 91°F 85°F1010.1 hPa
LYBT2 10 mi47 min S 6 G 12 89°F 84°F1011 hPa
MGPT2 - 8770613 - Morgans Point, TX 14 mi47 min SSE 7 G 14 88°F 83°F1011.2 hPa
EPTT2 - 8771013 - Eagle Point, TX 24 mi47 min SSW 15 G 17 85°F 82°F1011.5 hPa
GRRT2 34 mi47 min SSE 12 G 16 85°F 83°F1011.6 hPa
GNJT2 - 8771341 - Galveston Bay (North Jetty), TX 37 mi47 min S 12 G 14
GTOT2 37 mi47 min 86°F 82°F
RLOT2 - 8770971 - Rollover Pass, TX 42 mi47 min S 8 G 11 86°F 80°F1012 hPa
LUIT2 45 mi47 min S 11 G 13 86°F
HIST2 46 mi47 min S 8 G 12

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Airport Reports
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Houston, Houston Hobby Airport, TX5 mi72 minS 10 G 1510.00 miPartly Cloudy94°F73°F51%1011.3 hPa
John Dunn Helistop, TX8 mi70 minSSE 39.00 miPartly Cloudy91°F71°F52%1010.2 hPa
Houston / Ellington, TX8 mi75 minSSE 9 G 1410.00 miMostly Cloudy93°F73°F53%1011.8 hPa
Houston, Pearland Regional Airport, TX14 mi72 minSSE 107.00 miOvercast92°F73°F56%1011.5 hPa
Houston Intercontinental Airport, TX18 mi72 minS 710.00 miMostly Cloudy92°F73°F54%1010.9 hPa
Houston Southwest Airport, TX19 mi70 minS 910.00 miPartly Cloudy91°F74°F59%1011.5 hPa
Houston, Sugar Land Municipal / Hull Field Airport, TX22 mi72 minSSW 1110.00 miPartly Cloudy94°F73°F52%1010.9 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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Fri -- 02:46 AM CDT     -0.25 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:00 AM CDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:21 AM CDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:16 AM CDT     1.73 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:44 PM CDT     1.48 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:39 PM CDT     1.51 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:04 PM CDT     Moonset
Fri -- 08:24 PM CDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:32 PM CDT     New Moon
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Texas
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San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
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Fri -- 02:34 AM CDT     -0.40 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:59 AM CDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:20 AM CDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:06 AM CDT     1.52 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:25 PM CDT     1.22 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:22 PM CDT     1.25 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:03 PM CDT     Moonset
Fri -- 08:24 PM CDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:32 PM CDT     New Moon
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Houston/Galveston, TX (15,3,4,5)
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