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Marine Weather and Tides
West University Place, TX

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Sunrise 7:16AMSunset 7:37PM Saturday March 25, 2017 6:41 AM CDT (11:41 UTC) Moonrise 4:45AMMoonset 4:20PM Illumination 5% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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- 345 Am Cdt Sat Mar 25 2017
.small craft should exercise caution...
Today..South winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots this morning and becoming west by late morning, then decreasing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming smooth in the afternoon. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Tonight..Southwest winds around 5 knots becoming south after midnight. Bay waters smooth.
Sunday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Sunday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Monday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Monday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Tuesday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Tuesday night..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.
Wednesday..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..South 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 345 Am Cdt Sat Mar 25 2017
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. The moderate to strong onshore winds are expected to slowly diminish today ahead of an approaching weak front. The front is expected to approach the coastal waters but is forecast to stall inland. Weaker onshore winds are expected over the weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near West University Place, TX
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Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX
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Fxus64 khgx 251119
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area forecast discussion
national weather service houston/galveston tx
619 am cdt Sat mar 25 2017

Aviation
Cold front was moving into the houston metro area at 11z. Expect
that the line of showers and isolated thunderstorms will move past
iah and hou by 13z, klbx by 14z, and kgls between 14z and 15z. The
front may slow down as it reaches the coast or continue its
current speed; however, the latest nam12 slows the front down
right along the coastline before returning it back inland.

Actually like the latest hrrr and catered the terminals close to
its output. Am expectingVFR conditions by late morning.

There is an outside chance that MVFR to ifr conditions could
develop away from the coast late tonight. Guidance may be a bit
overdone and went closer to the raw model output.

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Prev discussion /issued 407 am cdt Sat mar 25 2017/
discussion...

se tx is getting a brief respite after an active night of storms.

A weak cold front that extends from near paris to waco to ozona
will continue to push east and should move into SE tx prior to
sunrise. The front is expected to trigger additional showers and
thunderstorms... With the precip becoming more numerous as the
front nears the coast. Short term guidance is very bullish with
high rain chances this morning. Will be watching trends closely
and if short term guidance is correct, the radar should begin to
start lighting up around 4 am. Conds should dry out quickly as
drier air moves into SE tx. Pw values are progged to fall to 0.60
inches by afternoon. Clear skies are expected tonight with some
light ground fog possible in rural areas toward sunrise.

On Sunday a weak area of low pressure will develop over north
texas and this feature will drag a weak cold front across the
state late Sunday night into Monday. The front should stall before
reaching SE tx. A strong upper level disturbance will move across
the southern plains Sunday night and this feature might be close
enough to generate a few showers and thunderstorms over mainly
the northern half of SE tx. Fcst soundings show a capping
inversion near 850 mb and very dry air above 850 mb. Fcst
soundings show a weak capping inversion in place through Tuesday
with moisture profiles looking rather meager. A slight warming at
850 mb supports slightly warmer sfc temps both Monday/Tuesday.

Another potent upper level low will approach texas on Wednesday.

This feature is trending much further north than yesterdays model
runs. Global models are in good agreement that the low will track
northeast across the southern plains. Jet dynamics still look
impressive with this feature and SE tx will lie in a splitting jet
structure. Pw values now only increase to around 1.55 inches (was
1.80 inches yesterday). There should still be enough lift to
generate shra/tsra on Wednesday but the threat for severe wx/heavy
rainfall has diminished somewhat. SPC has shifted their outlook
for Wednesday further north. A weak disturbance rotating around
the broad upper low may bring some showers/storms to the area wed
night and Thursday before conditions dry out on Friday. Low
pressure will develop over west texas on Friday and approach the
region on Saturday. The low will drag a cold front across the
region and bring another chance of shra/tsra. 43
marine...

the moderate to strong onshore winds are expected to diminish this
morning as the surface pressure gradient diminishes ahead of a weak
cold front. Another round of showers will be possible later this
morning ahead of the front. Westerly winds may briefly develop
later today over the gulf waters and bays; however, onshore winds
are expected to return by Sunday.

Another system moving across the plains will help strengthen the
onshore winds Sunday night. Another system will help develop
moderate to strong onshore winds again Tuesday night, Wednesday, and
Wednesday night. Although caution conditions are expected Sunday
night, advisory conditions will be possible beginning on Wednesday.

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Preliminary point temps/pops
College station (cll) 77 57 85 66 84 / 10 10 10 20 10
houston (iah) 82 61 85 68 86 / 20 10 10 10 10
galveston (gls) 77 69 82 71 81 / 50 10 10 10 10

Hgx watches/warnings/advisories
Tx... None.

Gm... Small craft should exercise caution until 10 am cdt this morning
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... Galveston bay...

matagorda bay.

Small craft advisory until 10 am cdt this morning 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... 43
aviation/marine... 40


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NCHT2 - 8770777 - Manchester, TX 5 mi41 min SSW 6 G 11 72°F 72°F1014.3 hPa (-0.0)
LYBT2 15 mi41 min S 8 G 12 71°F 72°F1013.4 hPa (-0.0)
MGPT2 - 8770613 - Morgans Point, TX 20 mi41 min SSW 8 G 16 72°F 74°F1014.3 hPa (-0.0)
EPTT2 - 8771013 - Eagle Point, TX 29 mi41 min SW 15 G 18 72°F 74°F1014.5 hPa (-0.3)
GRRT2 38 mi41 min SW 13 G 18 72°F 74°F1014.9 hPa (-0.6)
GTOT2 41 mi41 min 71°F 71°F
GNJT2 - 8771341 - Galveston Bay (North Jetty), TX 42 mi41 min S 15 G 19 77°F 70°F
LUIT2 46 mi41 min SSW 11 G 15 72°F 72°F

Wind History for Morgans Point, TX
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
John Dunn Helistop, TX2 mi66 minSSW 84.00 miMostly Cloudy72°F68°F88%1013.2 hPa
Houston, Houston Hobby Airport, TX6 mi48 minS 87.00 miOvercast72°F69°F91%1014.6 hPa
Houston / Ellington, TX12 mi1.9 hrsS 1010.00 miOvercast70°F68°F94%1014.6 hPa
Houston, Pearland Regional Airport, TX15 mi48 minSSW 65.00 miOvercast with Haze74°F69°F85%1014.8 hPa
Houston Southwest Airport, TX16 mi46 minSSW 67.00 miOvercast71°F68°F92%1014.9 hPa
Houston Intercontinental Airport, TX17 mi48 minWSW 56.00 miFog/Mist73°F68°F84%1014.2 hPa
Houston, Sugar Land Municipal / Hull Field Airport, TX17 mi48 minSW 85.00 miFog/Mist73°F70°F90%1014.4 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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Sat -- 03:18 AM CDT     1.13 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:44 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:54 AM CDT     1.30 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:18 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 02:30 PM CDT     0.25 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:19 PM CDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:35 PM CDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:44 PM CDT     1.54 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.41.31.21.11.11.21.31.31.31.110.70.50.40.30.30.40.60.91.21.41.51.51.5

Tide / Current Tables for Lynchburg Landing, San Jacinto River, Texas
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Lynchburg Landing
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Sat -- 03:24 AM CDT     0.90 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:43 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:41 AM CDT     0.98 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:17 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 02:40 PM CDT     0.33 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:18 PM CDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:34 PM CDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:56 PM CDT     1.05 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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110.90.90.90.9110.90.90.80.60.50.40.30.30.40.50.70.8111.11

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Houston/Galveston, TX (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Houston/Galveston, TX
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