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Marine Weather and Tides
South Point, TX

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12/16/2019 NOAA is having trouble with requests that include wind gusts. I am posting graphs without wind gusts until it gets fixed.
10/9/2019 Updated the Marine Zones.
9/4/2019 Fixed the weather maps due to NOAA moving them.
7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 6:02AMSunset 5:39PM Sunday January 19, 2020 7:35 PM CST (01:35 UTC) Moonrise 2:11AMMoonset 2:07PM Illumination 26% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 24 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.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near South Point , TX
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Area Discussion for - Brownsville, TX
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Area Forecast Discussion . UPDATED National Weather Service Brownsville TX 657 PM CST Sun Jan 19 2020

DISCUSSION. Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

AVIATION. Some lower clouds linger just over KBRO producing MVFR cigs. This lower deck may move off to the south around midnight but may linger longer. Otherwise, VFR conditions expected elsewhere with drier conditions overspreading the region as high pressure builds from the north. Winds continue to diminishing with strongest winds along and just east of the coast line where wind gusts of 20-25 knots are expected this evening.

DISCUSSION. Updated for latest marine discussion below.

MARINE. Winds continue to diminish but seas remain elevated with higher winds east of the coastal waters. Laguna Madre to drop below exercise caution levels by 10 pm with SCA on the Gulf persisting mainly for higher seas/swells.

PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 241 PM CST Sun Jan 19 2020/

SHORT TERM (Tonight through Monday Night): 500 mb ridging will build steadily eastward throughout the short term period while the surface ridging also shifts eastwards. This will allow for temps to moderate steadily as the low level wind flow becomes more E-NE throughout tomorrow night. Some glimpses of clear skies may occur briefly throughout the short term period as some drier air filters into the region. However, believe that generally partly to mostly cloudy skies will prevail generally as the low level flow maintains some moisture flow in off of the Gulf of Mex.

Pop and temp guidance in the short term from the latest NAM/GFS and ECMWF is in pretty close agreement. So will go close to a model blend for max and min temps through Mon Night. Moisture levels will remain very shallow through Mon Night. Will go with near zero pops as significant sources of lift over the region will remain absent through Mon Night.

LONG TERM (Tuesday through Sunday): On Tuesday a gradual warming trend is expected to begin as heights/thicknesses begin to increase and southerly return flow takes shape across the region. At that time an H5 shortwave trough will be moving over the Four Corners region. This trough will help push a surface cold front southward toward the area. Unfortunately, globals are still not in agreement with the final outcome.

Both GFS and ECM have a QPF signal across the area midweek ahead of the aforementioned frontal boundary. However, beyond late Wednesday and Thursday things diverge. The ECM is more progressive and brings the surface front through the region quicker than the GFS. ECM pushes the surface front southward and cuts off rainfall potential late Thursday and early Friday. The GFS is no where near as quick. In fact, the front stalls just to our north and keeps a QPF signal over the region off and on until a 2nd impulse across the high plains of Kansas is able to slide southward, grab the surface front, and push it through the region nearly 24 hours after ECM's fropa. Timing and strength of the front late in the week are leading to lower confidence beyond Wednesday. Temperatures, rainfall, and even surface winds could be off by around 24 hours. Decided to not change much from prior package, only increase temperatures just a bit early on in the long term.

MARINE (Tonight through Monday Night): Buoy data and surface obs from along the lower TX coastline indicate that solid SCA conditions prevail across both the Bay and Gulf waters this afternoon. The PGF will weaken enough across the Bay waters to allow the winds/seas to improve there by early this evening. However, the strong PGF across the Gulf waters will be a bit more stubborn and will likely persist throughout the overnight into Monday. This will likely keep the winds and/or seas in SCA levels across the Gulf throughout the overnight possibly persisting into Mon.

(Tuesday through Sunday): Marine conditions will start off in the moderate category as high pressure at the surface will reside across the region. As this high pressure slides east, marine conditions will deteriorate again late Tuesday and into Wednesday. Winds and seas will likely exceed Small Craft thresholds as the low level flow increases ahead of the next cold frontal boundary by the weekend. SCAs may be needed pre/post front, which suggest much of the period will likely see adverse conditions. Improvement is expected gradually during the day Saturday.

BRO WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. TX . None. GM . Small Craft Advisory until 9 PM CST Monday for GMZ150-155-170- 175.

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