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Marine Weather and Tides
West University Place, TX

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Sunrise 6:49AMSunset 8:00PM Thursday August 17, 2017 10:28 AM CDT (15:28 UTC) Moonrise 1:32AMMoonset 3:35PM Illumination 22% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 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- 948 Am Cdt Thu Aug 17 2017
Today..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the morning.
Tonight..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. Isolated showers after midnight.
Friday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming smooth after midnight.
Saturday..Southwest winds around 5 knots becoming south in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Sunday..South winds around 5 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday night through Monday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 948 Am Cdt Thu Aug 17 2017
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Moderate onshore winds and elevated seas will continue today. By the end of the week and on into the start of next week, expect lighter winds and lower seas as gulf of mexico high pressure edges closer to the northwest gulf.

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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area forecast discussion
national weather service houston galveston tx
954 am cdt Thu aug 17 2017

Update
A heat advisory is in effect for the entire CWA through 7 pm this
evening. High temperatures in low 90s right along the coast to
near 100 across the brazos valley coupled with high humidity will
cause heat indices to rise into the 106-110 degree range this
afternoon. In addition to the afternoon heat, galveston is on
pace to once again set a record high minimum temperature for
today. Houston hobby and galveston both tied their monthly record
for record high minimum temperatures yesterday, indicating that
there has been little to no relief from the heat even during the
overnight hours.

Otherwise, a complex of thunderstorms currently over fwd's area
should continue to drift southeastward through the day today,
likely clipping portions of the piney woods region. This complex
has been fairly slow-moving so far, so some locally heavy rainfall
could be possible. However, no significant impacts are expected.

Across the rest of the area, some streamer showers are possible
this morning with perhaps a thunderstorm or two mixed in this
afternoon. 11

Prev discussion issued 652 am cdt Thu aug 17 2017
aviation... 12z taf
radar shows a few showers that may affect kuts and east of kiah
to kgls. Shower should be weakening and really do not expect much
if any activity during the day. Boundary layer flow becomes more
sw today and upper level ridge remains in place. Any MVFR
conditions at kcll kuts kcxo should be coming to an end withVFR
for the rest of the day and overnight. SREF probabilities showing
some lower ceilings again for the northern terminals so will
include mention of MVFR around 10z tomorrow.

Overpeck
prev discussion... Issued 419 am cdt Thu aug 17 2017
discussion...

a fairly complex pattern was in place over southeast texas early
this morning. An upper level low pressure trough at 200-300 mb
extended into the forecast area from the southern gulf of mexico.

A shear axis was in place over the western part of the upper
trough, mainly across the northern and central parts of the state.

This axis was co-located with a moisture axis where pws
approached 2.4 inches. A secondary moisture axis was over
southeast texas where pws approached 2 inches. Finally, an upper
level high pressure ridge extended across the northern gulf of
mexico to over the forecast area.

The main items of concern today include high heat index values and
chances for showers and thunderstorms. With the axis of higher
moisture just to the north and northwest, and with the secondary
axis overhead, dewpoints may stay high enough this afternoon for
the heat index to approach advisory levels (108 degrees). However,
model blends showed the potential for enough mixing for the heat
index to be a bit lower--mainly between 205 and 207 with an
isolated area of 108-109 here and there. It will be close, but am
not confident enough to issue an advisory at this time. Best
chances for showers and thunderstorms will be over the eastern
and northern counties. Isolated showers will be possible mainly
over the coastal counties and off the coast through mid morning.

May see the seabreeze get active later this morning and this
afternoon. Any storms that do develop will help alleviate the heat
at least temporarily. Enough moisture will remain overhead for
best rain chances over the eastern and northern areas once again
on Friday.

The models then show that the subtropical ridge aloft should build
over southeast texas; although, an approaching upper level trough
from over the gulf of mexico will help weaken the ridge on Sunday.

This should lead to diminished rain chances on Saturday and
Sunday. The upper level trough will then bring slightly cooler
temperatures and increase rain chances on Monday. The GFS and
ecmwf differ in the details but expected rain chances to persist
from Monday through the middle of the week as the upper level
trough shears out over or near southeast texas.

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marine...

again there is not much change in the forecast for the upper texas
coast. Southerly winds should continue into the weekend. Winds have
increased to scec levels overnight and should continue this morning.

Winds should be decreasing Friday and into the weekend to closer to
10 knots. Seas currently running 4 to 5 feet and look for those seas
to slowly subside to around 2 to 4 feet for the weekend. Light winds
and low seas are expected for the start of next week.

Tide levels look to be near normal or a half foot above.

Overpeck

Preliminary point temps pops
College station (cll) 99 76 99 76 100 20 10 10 10 10
houston (iah) 96 78 97 78 97 20 10 20 10 20
galveston (gls) 92 83 92 82 91 20 10 20 10 20

Hgx watches warnings advisories
Tx... Heat advisory until 7 pm cdt this evening for the following
zones: austin... Brazoria... Brazos... Burleson... Chambers...

colorado... Fort bend... Galveston... Grimes... Harris...

houston... Jackson... Liberty... Madison... Matagorda...

montgomery... Polk... San jacinto... Trinity... Walker...

waller... Washington... Wharton.

Gm... None.

Discussion... 11


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NCHT2 - 8770777 - Manchester, TX 5 mi41 min SSW 2.9 G 13 87°F 85°F1017 hPa
LYBT2 15 mi41 min SSW 11 G 15 86°F 86°F1018 hPa
MGPT2 - 8770613 - Morgans Point, TX 20 mi41 min SSW 8 G 12 87°F 87°F1017.8 hPa
EPTT2 - 8771013 - Eagle Point, TX 29 mi41 min SW 13 G 16 87°F 86°F1017.8 hPa
GRRT2 38 mi41 min SSW 8.9 G 12 88°F 86°F1017.9 hPa
GTOT2 41 mi41 min 88°F 88°F
GNJT2 - 8771341 - Galveston Bay (North Jetty), TX 42 mi47 min SW 15 G 16 86°F1017.3 hPa
LUIT2 46 mi41 min SSW 8 G 11 88°F
RLOT2 - 8770971 - Rollover Pass, TX 47 mi41 min SW 8 G 13 89°F 84°F1017.9 hPa

Wind History for Morgans Point, TX
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
John Dunn Helistop, TX2 mi34 minSW 78.00 miPartly Cloudy90°F73°F59%1017.3 hPa
Houston, Houston Hobby Airport, TX6 mi36 minSW 1110.00 miPartly Cloudy90°F75°F62%1018 hPa
Houston / Ellington, TX12 mi39 minS 710.00 miMostly Cloudy88°F77°F70%1018.6 hPa
Houston, Pearland Regional Airport, TX15 mi36 minSSW 99.00 miFair90°F75°F62%1018.1 hPa
Houston Southwest Airport, TX16 mi34 minSW 510.00 miMostly Cloudy86°F77°F75%1017.9 hPa
Houston Intercontinental Airport, TX17 mi36 minSW 8 G 1610.00 miMostly Cloudy88°F75°F66%1017.8 hPa
Houston, Sugar Land Municipal / Hull Field Airport, TX17 mi36 minSSW 109.00 miFair89°F75°F65%1017.8 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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Thu -- 02:31 AM CDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:50 AM CDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:13 AM CDT     1.41 feet High Tide
Thu -- 01:27 PM CDT     1.17 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:04 PM CDT     1.23 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:33 PM CDT     Moonset
Thu -- 07:59 PM CDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Lynchburg Landing, San Jacinto River, Texas
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Lynchburg Landing
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Thu -- 02:30 AM CDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:49 AM CDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:21 AM CDT     1.33 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:33 PM CDT     Moonset
Thu -- 07:58 PM CDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Houston/Galveston, TX (11,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Houston/Galveston, TX
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