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Inez, TX

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Sunrise 7:06AMSunset 5:31PM Friday December 6, 2019 12:45 AM CST (06:45 UTC) Moonrise 2:19PMMoonset 1:52AM Illumination 69% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 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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GMZ330 Matagorda Bay- 955 Pm Cst Thu Dec 5 2019
Rest of tonight..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Bay waters smooth. Patchy fog early in the evening, then areas of fog in the late evening and overnight.
Friday..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Areas of fog early in the morning. Patchy fog late in the morning.
Friday night..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Saturday..North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth.
Saturday night..Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Sunday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Sunday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Monday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers late in the afternoon.
Monday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Bay waters smooth becoming choppy after midnight. A slight chance of showers early in the evening, then a chance of showers in the late evening and overnight.
Tuesday..North winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A chance of showers.
Tuesday night..Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Bay waters choppy becoming slightly choppy after midnight. A slight chance of showers.
GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 955 Pm Cst Thu Dec 5 2019
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Patchy fog will be possible overnight through early Friday morning in and around matagorda bay. This fog could spread toward up the upper texas coast toward galveston bay by Sunrise. A weak front is expected to push through tomorrow morning bringing in drier air that will help dissipate the fog. Isolated showers could form along this boundary as it moves into the gulf. Otherwise moderate north winds behind this front could prompt caution flags for the offshore waters briefly tomorrow night. Onshore winds are set to return Sunday. Another front may pass through the region Monday night with a better chance of showers with it and a moderate to strong offshore flow developing in its wake.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Inez, TX
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Area Discussion for - Corpus Christi, TX
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FXUS64 KCRP 060445 AFDCRP

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX 1045 PM CST Thu Dec 5 2019

DISCUSSION.

06Z aviation discussion follows.

AVIATION.

Fog and stratus are slower to develop tonight thus far, but a deck of IFR stratus with some dense fog is expanding north from the Rio Grande Valley and will likely impact ALI, LRD and potentially CRP by 2 to 4 AM or so. Although COT and VCT will be displaced from this primary IFR threat, VCT should see its own IFR conditions at times overnight before a weak cold front by mid morning swings winds to the north and restores VFR conditions region wide.

PREV DISCUSSION. /Issued 318 PM CST Thu Dec 5 2019/

SHORT TERM (Tonight through Friday Night) .

A little warmer and more humid with increasing moisture/clouds/fog expected tonight. A weak frontal boundary is expected to move across S TX through the early Fri morning hours and exit to the south by mid to late Fri morning. Not much CAA nor drying initially with this front with dewpoints remaining elevated through early Fri morning. This low level moisture combined with light winds will be conducive for fog formation overnight. Could see visibilities drop to 1/4SM in some locations, especially across the interior Coastal Plains and Brush Country. There is some uncertainty with how dense the fog will become due to slightly elevated wind speeds. If the denser fog becomes more widespread and persistent, then a Dense Fog Advisory may be needed later tonight or early Fri morning.

Drier air will begin filtering into the northern CWA Friday morning and continue advecting southward through Fri afternoon. This will lead to decreasing clouds from north to south through the day. With lack of CAA and a drying airmass, Fri will be a warm day with above normal temps.

Models prog surface high pressure to continue to build across S TX Friday night with CAA and continued drying. This will lead to mostly clear skies and a chilly Fri night with lows near normal.

LONG TERM (Saturday through Thursday) .

A broad upper level ridge over the southern plains Saturday will move east and dampen over the southeastern US Sunday as the next upper level trough swings into the Great Basin. The surface ridge axis over south Texas on Saturday will move east Saturday night. A weak to moderate onshore flow will occur Sunday and increase slightly by Monday as low pressure moves across the southern plains. Temperatures will steadily warm up from Saturday through Monday with highs well above normal with readings in the lower to mid 80s.

GFS and ECMWF are not in agreement with regards to movement of the upper level short wave trough over the Great Basin early next week. The GFS is progressive with this energy quickly merging with the deep upper trough moving from the northern plains into the upper Midwest Monday into Tuesday. The ECMWF (and Canadian) show an upper low forming over the Desert Southwest Monday moving toward Far West Texas Tuesday. Former scenario will lead to a brief rain chance with the cold front Monday night/Tuesday morning, the latter with a much better chance for rain over a longer period (Tuesday-Wednesday) and a little slower timing for the front. Will lean toward the drier solution at this time. Will show chance PoPs mainly over the coastal plains Monday night into Tuesday with the cold front moving through the area early Tuesday morning. Will hold on to slight chance PoPs over the coastal areas Tuesday night into Wednesday in case the ECMWF solution pans out. Temperatures will be much cooler for Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the lower to mid 60s. With low confidence in forecast for Tuesday/Wednesday period, went with a gradual warming trend for Thursday.

MARINE .

Weak to moderate onshore flow expected tonight ahead of a weak cold front. The frontal boundary will move across the waters Friday morning. Patchy fog is expected across the bays and nearshore waters ahead of the frontal boundary late tonight and possibly lingering behind the boundary through late Friday morning before drier air advects across the area. Behind the frontal boundary, a weak to moderate offshore flow will develop through Friday and will continue through Friday night. The offshore flow will continue to weaken Saturday as the high pressure ridge settles into the region. Winds will become weak onshore Saturday night into Sunday. The flow will strengthen to moderate levels Sunday night into Monday in advance of the next cold front. The front will push offshore early Tuesday morning with SCA conditions likely over the Gulf waters Tuesday through Tuesday night. Scattered showers (even isolated thunderstorms Monday evening) will affect the waters Monday night into Tuesday.

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Corpus Christi 62 78 50 70 53 / 0 0 0 0 0 Victoria 60 74 47 69 50 / 0 0 0 0 0 Laredo 60 78 50 71 53 / 0 0 0 0 0 Alice 60 81 48 72 51 / 0 0 0 0 0 Rockport 63 76 51 67 56 / 0 0 0 0 0 Cotulla 56 77 45 70 48 / 0 0 0 0 0 Kingsville 61 80 50 72 52 / 0 0 0 0 0 Navy Corpus 64 74 53 66 58 / 0 0 0 0 0

CRP WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. TX . None. GM . None.



MCZ/93 . AVIATION


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
VCAT2 21 mi51 min ESE 1 G 1.9 66°F 67°F1016.4 hPa
SDRT2 - 8773037 - Seadrift, TX 34 mi51 min SE 1.9 G 2.9 69°F 68°F1016.6 hPa
PCNT2 - 8773701 - Matagorda Bay; Port O'Connor, TX 38 mi51 min SSE 1.9 G 2.9 67°F 68°F1016.2 hPa
MBET2 42 mi51 min S 5.1 G 6 68°F 66°F1015 hPa
AWRT2 46 mi51 min Calm G 1 69°F 67°F1015.7 hPa

Wind History for Seadrift, TX
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Victoria, Victoria Regional Airport, TX6 mi54 minSE 60.75 miFog/Mist62°F60°F93%1016.1 hPa
Port Lavaca - Calhoun County Airport, TX18 mi50 minN 07.00 miFair67°F65°F95%1016.6 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KVCT

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Lavaca, Matagorda Bay, Texas
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Port Lavaca
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Fri -- 01:51 AM CST     Moonset
Fri -- 04:56 AM CST     0.76 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:05 AM CST     Sunrise
Fri -- 12:03 PM CST     0.52 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 02:18 PM CST     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:29 PM CST     Sunset
Fri -- 06:49 PM CST     0.69 feet High Tide
Fri -- 11:24 PM CST     0.64 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Port O'Connor, Matagorda Bay, Texas
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Port O'Connor
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Fri -- 02:58 AM CST     0.65 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:04 AM CST     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:28 AM CST     0.46 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 02:17 PM CST     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:52 PM CST     0.55 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:28 PM CST     Sunset
Fri -- 08:18 PM CST     0.53 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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