Palacios, TX Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Palacios, TX


December 1, 2023 11:00 AM CST (17:00 UTC)
Sunrise 6:58AM   Sunset 5:27PM   Moonrise  9:26PM   Moonset 10:58AM 

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GMZ330 Matagorda Bay- 1020 Am Cst Fri Dec 1 2023
.dense fog advisory in effect until 11 am cst this morning...
Rest of today..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Patchy fog late this morning and early afternoon. A chance of showers late this morning and early afternoon. A chance of Thunderstorms early this afternoon, then showers likely with a slight chance of Thunderstorms early.
Tonight..North winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers until early morning. Patchy fog late in the evening. Areas of fog after midnight.
Saturday..North winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming northwest late. Bay waters smooth. Areas of fog early in the morning, then patchy fog late in the morning.
Saturday night..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Sunday..North winds around 10 knots, becoming northwest in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth to slightly choppy, becoming smooth in the afternoon.
Sunday night..West winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Monday..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming northeast in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth.
Monday night..Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Tuesday..East winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Tuesday night..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
winds and waves higher in and near Thunderstorms.

GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 1020 Am Cst Fri Dec 1 2023
Synopsis for high island to the matagorda ship channel out 60 nm including galveston and matagorda bays
areas of fog...some dense...can be expected early this morning in and around the bays and nearshore waters. Winds and seas will continue to lower as the day progresses. Showers and Thunderstorms will be possible through Saturday as a cold front slowly moves off the coast. Fog could develop again until the front moves off to the east. Light winds and lower seas and no rain can be expected beginning late Saturday night and continuing into the middle of next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Palacios, TX
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Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX
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FXUS64 KHGX 011112 AFDHGX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 512 AM CST Fri Dec 1 2023

New AVIATION

SHORT TERM
(Today through Saturday Night)
Issued at 325 AM CST Fri Dec 1 2023

Today is December 1st, which means we've officially made it to Meteorological Winter! If we squint juuust hard enough, it kinda looks like a winter wonderland out there...only we're talking about fog instead of snow. There's nothing frozen out there...let it go! Light winds as a weak frontal boundary approaches along with very humid conditions from both elevated dew points and Thursday's antecedent rainfall have allowed for plenty of radiation fog to develop across the area. As of right now, most of the decreased visibilities are west of I-45, but look for conditions to gradually deteriorate eastward as the night/morning goes on. A Dense Fog Advisory was issued at 2am CST and will be in effect through 9am CST...be on the lookout for more counties to be added to the advisory as fog continues to develop throughout the early morning hours. Sea fog is also in the equation with coastal areas and areas around the bays possibly seeing bouts of varying visibilities throughout the day and into tonight.

A cold front will gradually push through Southeast TX beginning early this morning and will take nearly the entire day to get near the coast. There's nothing of note in the upper levels to push it cleanly through...at least not yet. With the front lingering around the coastal areas later this afternoon along with PVA from a passing shortwave, favorable upper level dynamics (right entrance region of a jet streak), and PW values in the 1.5"-1.9" range south of I-10 (90th percentile: ~1.47"), we can expect to see some additional development of showers and thunderstorms focused around the frontal boundary. Due to the elevated PW values, locally heavy rainfall will be possible in any of the stronger storms. With some locations having received 3"-4" rain from Thursday, water may runoff more quickly leading to the potential for minor flooding in low-lying areas or areas with poor drainage. As a result, there is a marginal risk (level 1 out of 4) of excessive rainfall mainly for portions of Galveston, Chambers, and Liberty Counties today. The highest rain chances will be along and south of the I-10 corridor this afternoon/evening. Once the front moves offshore, it'll stall out and become the focus of a developing surface trough. This will keep moisture elevated along the coast going into Saturday, so rain chances will linger until another cold front pushes through on late Saturday afternoon/evening with a push from a mid/upper level trough sweeping through the central CONUS. Much drier air filters in behind this cold front as PW values quickly drop into the 0.2"-0.4" range by Saturday night (10th percentile: ~0.36").

As far as temperatures go, expect temperatures to range from the upper 60s to low 70s this afternoon with most locations topping out in the low 70s on Saturday as 850mb temperatures remain above the 90th percentile. Temperatures tonight will be a little bit cooler thanks to the first FROPA...lows will range from the low 50s to upper 50s north of I-10 and the upper 50s to low 60s south of I-10.
Saturday night will feature a return of sweater weather for all of Southeast TX as temperatures drop into the mid 40s to low 50s area- wide behind the second FROPA. There is some question as to how much cloud cover clears out on Saturday night for max radiational cooling since we'll be in the right entrance region of a jet streak (upper level divergence). From what I've seen so far, it doesn't appear we'll have a solid blanket of upper level clouds in place...so I felt comfortable going a little bit below guidance for Saturday night's temperatures.

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Just a reminder that the KHGX WSR-88D radar went down for maintenance on November 27th and will be out of service for approximately two weeks from that date as it is receiving an important upgrade to extend its lifespan! During its downtime, adjacent radars are available for use including the local Terminal Doppler Weather Radars (TIAH and THOU) and other WSR-88D radars including KGRK, KSHV, KLCH, KPOE, KEWX, and KCRP.

Batiste

LONG TERM
(Sunday through Thursday)
Issued at 325 AM CST Fri Dec 1 2023

Sunday through Thursday is still looking to be on the quiet side with surface high pressure generally in control. A northwest flow aloft will help to bring a dry cold front across the area Sunday night through Monday morning and another dry cold front across the area on Tuesday night. A persistent onshore flow returns to the area beginning on Thursday as the surface high moves off to the east.

Throughout this period, high temperatures will be mostly in the 60s with some 70s popping up here and there, and low temperatures will be mostly in the 40s with some 50s popping up here and there.

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AVIATION
(12Z TAF Issuance)
Issued at 512 AM CST Fri Dec 1 2023

Widespread IFR to LIFR conditions across the area as patchy dense fog and low cloud ceilings continue to persist and expand.
Expecting these trends to continue through 15Z before gradual improvements begin. IAH and southward, ceilings likely won't rise above MVFR throughout the day due to lingering moisture as a cold front pushes through. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along and south of I-10 between the 21Z-02Z timeframe.
After this, the focus turns to patchy fog/low ceilings once again as another round of widespread IFR/LIFR conditions are expected.

Batiste

MARINE
Issued at 325 AM CST Fri Dec 1 2023

Areas of fog have developed across portions of our bays and coastal waters. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for parts of these areas until 9 AM, and it may need to be extended. Additional fog development (maybe dense) will remain a possibility, perhaps into Saturday or Saturday evening before a cold front moves through the area and some drier air filters on in. Shower and thunderstorm development is anticipated (better chances today/tonight and lower chances on Saturday) before the front's passage. Besides the fog, we will have some caution and advisory flags up for a couple more hours early this morning for elevated seas. After all this mess moves on out, light winds and lower seas can be expected on into the middle of next week.

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CLIMATE
Issued at 325 AM CST Fri Dec 1 2023

Two November 30th record rainfall events were set with yesterday's storms.
Galveston's 3.93 inches broke the old record of 1.40 inches set in 1921.
Houston Hobby's 1.67 inches broke the old record of 1.05 inches set in 1982.

Here are some preliminary November 2023 climate numbers...

College Station had an average temperature of 61.2 degrees (0.8 degrees above normal) and a rainfall total of 0.94 inches (2.37 inches below normal).

Houston had an average temperature of 61.3 degrees (0.7 degrees below normal) and a rainfall total of 2.36 inches (1.51 inches below normal).

Houston Hobby had an average temperature of 62.9 degrees (0.4 degrees below normal) and a rainfall total of 4.36 inches (0.46 inches above normal).

Galveston had an average temperature of 64.2 degrees (1.3 degrees below normal) and a rainfall total of 5.37 inches (1.09 inches above normal).

Palacios had an average temperature of 62.5 degrees (2.1 degrees below normal) and a rainfall total of 5.39 inches (2.00 inches above normal).

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PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
College Station (CLL) 68 51 72 46 / 20 10 10 0 Houston (IAH) 73 59 73 52 / 40 50 10 0 Galveston (GLS) 69 61 69 56 / 70 60 20 0

HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
TX...Dense Fog Advisory until 9 AM CST this morning for TXZ176-177- 195>199-210>214-226-227-235>238-313-335>338-436>439.

GM...Dense Fog Advisory until 9 AM CST this morning for GMZ330-335- 350-355.

Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM CST early this morning for GMZ350-355-370-375.

Small Craft Should Exercise Caution until 9 AM CST this morning for GMZ370-375.


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
VCAT2 12 mi42 min NNE 6G7 64°F 62°F29.84
PCNT2 - 8773701 - Matagorda Bay; Port O'Connor, TX 17 mi42 min 64°F 66°F29.86
MBET2 19 mi42 min WNW 2.9G5.1 65°F 64°F29.83
EMAT2 25 mi42 min NNE 4.1G5.1 71°F 63°F29.85
SDRT2 - 8773037 - Seadrift, TX 26 mi42 min SSE 5.1G7 68°F 63°F29.84
AWRT2 39 mi42 min N 8.9G11 67°F 62°F29.84
KBQX 48 mi25 min S 11 75°F 73°F

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Wind History for Port Lavaca, TX
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KPSX PALACIOS MUNI,TX 8 sm67 minN 078 smOvercast70°F68°F94%29.87
KPKV CALHOUN COUNTY,TX 16 sm25 minNE 0510 smOvercast70°F68°F94%29.88

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Tide / Current for Port Lavaca, Matagorda Bay, Texas
   
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Port Lavaca
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Fri -- 03:40 AM CST     1.35 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:01 AM CST     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:59 AM CST     Moonset
Fri -- 04:55 PM CST     -0.03 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:28 PM CST     Sunset
Fri -- 09:26 PM CST     Moonrise
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Tide / Current for Port O'Connor, Matagorda Bay, Texas
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Port O'Connor
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Fri -- 02:03 AM CST     1.19 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:00 AM CST     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:58 AM CST     Moonset
Fri -- 02:25 PM CST     -0.08 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:28 PM CST     Sunset
Fri -- 09:26 PM CST     Moonrise
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