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Marine Weather and Tides
Texas City, TX

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Sunrise 7:04AMSunset 7:40PM Friday April 3, 2020 11:40 AM CDT (16:40 UTC) Moonrise 1:56PMMoonset 3:07AM Illumination 81% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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 Galveston Bay- 1114 Am Cdt Fri Apr 3 2020
Rest of today..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers in the late morning and early afternoon. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms late in the afternoon.
Tonight..East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast after midnight. Bay waters smooth. A chance of Thunderstorms early in the evening. A chance of showers. Some Thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall early in the evening.
Saturday..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers early in the morning, then rain likely and isolated Thunderstorms late in the morning. Showers and scattered Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Saturday night..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. Showers and scattered Thunderstorms.
Sunday..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers and isolated Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and isolated Thunderstorms in the evening.
Monday..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and isolated Thunderstorms.
Monday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Tuesday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Tuesday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 1114 Am Cdt Fri Apr 3 2020
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. A light to moderate onshore flow will prevail today. Rain chances will be increasing tonight into tomorrow with the the passage of a cold front. A few strong Thunderstorms will be possible tonight into Saturday morning. Moderate to strong offshore winds will be developing tomorrow and tomorrow night in the wake of the front. The warm front is forecast to move back inland Sunday night with southeasterly flow returning and persisting for much of next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Texas City, TX
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Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX
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FXUS64 KHGX 031218 AFDHGX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 718 AM CDT Fri Apr 3 2020

AVIATION [12Z TAF Issuance].

Not a lot of issues so far this morning as the slightly elevated winds just above ths surface are helping to keep CIGS from lower- ing too much. However, we are still could see brief MVFR CIGS by mid morning before lifting by this afternoon. The major forecast concerns will be during the afternoon through evening hours with the passage of the cold front and the associated TSRA developing with this boundary. Near-term model consensus regarding the fast- er FROPA timing has the front @ CLL late this afternoon (21-23Z) @ IAH early this evening (00-03Z) and @ GLS tonight (03-06Z). At this time, did go with the mention of TSRA for most of our sites but the best dynamics should be over our N/NW counties (CLL/UTS/ CXO). Post-frontal rains will help keep CIGS low overnight. 41

PREV DISCUSSION. /ISSUED 441 AM CDT Fri Apr 3 2020/

SHORT TERM [Through Saturday Night] . Frontal boundary is passing across the Red River as of this writing. Satellite imagery shows a shortwave embedded in the upper flow over nctl Mexico just ahead of the incoming lfq of the upper jet. Overall, not much change in the ongoing guidance suggesting increasing convection this early afternoon just to the north and west as these features come together . eventually moving across southeast Texas during the afternoon and evening hours.

There should be a decent amount of instability, mainly west of I-45 whereas some embedded severe cells can't be ruled out. Hail looks to be the primary threat. However what is somewhat unclear is any evolving storm organization (mergers, maybe brief linear coalescence, etc) in which case localized strong gusty winds will also be a possibility. Severe potential should gradually diminish after sunset.

In regards to the heavy rain potential: PW's will be on the high side. Locations roughly north and west of a Crockett-Wharton line can expect 1-2" of rain on average . less further south and east. For the past several days, models have shown some signals for the possibility of localized heavy rain. (Meaning 2-6" bullseyes for some locations around the area . but inconsistent in regards placement/locations from run-to-run). This will still need to be watched . and placement (*IF ANY*) will likely be dependent on micro/mesoscale storm interactions that haven't been established yet. If forced to pick a more favorable isolated location, I'd say the area along and north of I-10 and west of I-45. The region can take several inches of rain without a problem - just not if it all falls in a very short time period.

Though rainfall should continue well into the evening, the overall intensity should be on a gradual downward trend a few hours after sunset. Considering the shallow nature of the front and expected cold pool from precip, we trended the fcst toward a faster fropa and bring the boundary to the coast or just offshore later tonight.

A messy southwest flow aloft will continue Saturday. Upglide over the front and continued impulses passing thru in the upper flow should lead to additional rounds of precip. Assuming the front remains near/off the coast that's where the higher totals should be. Maybe another 0.5-1.5" along and south of I-10. Should be a steadier type rain & less convective inland which shouldn't pose much of a problem Of note. tides are running above normal which may lead to slower drainage on the Island.

LONG TERM [Sunday Through Friday] . The front gradually begins to washout offshore later Sunday and onshore winds become reestablished Sunday night and Monday. As the mid/upper trof digs southward along the west coast, slight ridging should begin to nose into the area from the Gulf. The flow aloft becomes more southwest and the more favorable trajectories for the upper disturbances should lift further inland. Scattered shra/tstms can't be ruled out any day of the week dependent on timing of said impulses. But overall, would anticipate diurnally driven precip along/nw of the Highway 59 corridor into midweek. Once the western trof decides to kick out into the Plains, we could see a gradual increase in coverage/chances headed into late next week. 47

MARINE . Light/moderate onshore winds to prevail today with only isolated act- ivity possible through this afternoon. Rain chances should be on the increase this evening/tonight for the bays/nearshore waters with the arrival of the next cold front. This boundary is expected to push in to the Gulf waters overnight . with N/NE winds strengthening through the day on Sat. Winds/seas could reach SCEC conditions (maybe border- line SCA) over the coastal waters by Sat afternoon/night. As surface high pressure over the Northern Plains moves off to the NE, we'll be seeing winds decrease/become more E across our marine waters for Sun and Sun night. Light/moderate onshore winds to return Mon and likely remain in place for much of next week. 41

HYDROLOGY . The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur over the Brazos River Valley, including the Navasota River, which makes this area our primary concern for new river impacts. KLG

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. College Station (CLL) 77 54 64 57 75 / 90 90 70 50 30 Houston (IAH) 78 61 71 62 78 / 60 80 80 60 30 Galveston (GLS) 77 69 74 69 76 / 30 60 80 70 30

HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. TX . High Rip Current Risk until 10 AM CDT this morning for the following zones: Brazoria Islands . Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula . Matagorda Islands.

GM . NONE.


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
EPTT2 - 8771013 - Eagle Point, TX 8 mi52 min ESE 12 G 13 72°F 71°F1013.7 hPa
GNJT2 - 8771341 - Galveston Bay (North Jetty), TX 8 mi58 min ESE 16 G 19 73°F 72°F1013.1 hPa
GTOT2 11 mi52 min 72°F
GRRT2 13 mi52 min SE 13 G 14 73°F 71°F1013.4 hPa
RLOT2 - 8770971 - Rollover Pass, TX 14 mi52 min SE 16 G 17 74°F 68°F1014.4 hPa
MGPT2 - 8770613 - Morgans Point, TX 19 mi52 min ESE 13 G 17 73°F 73°F1014.5 hPa
HIST2 22 mi58 min ESE 8 G 12 74°F 72°F1014.2 hPa
42035 - GALVESTON 22NM East of Galveston, TX 25 mi40 min ESE 14 G 18 72°F 72°F1013.8 hPa (+0.3)70°F
NCHT2 - 8770777 - Manchester, TX 32 mi64 min SSE 6 G 15 74°F 74°F1013.9 hPa
LUIT2 33 mi52 min ESE 13 G 17 73°F 72°F1015.2 hPa
FCGT2 - 8772447 - USCG Freeport, TX 46 mi52 min E 8 G 14 73°F 71°F1014.4 hPa
FPST2 46 mi52 min E 12 G 15 73°F 74°F1013.6 hPa

Wind History for Eagle Point, TX
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Galveston, Scholes Field, TX15 mi48 minESE 1310.00 miFair77°F69°F77%1014.1 hPa
Houston / Ellington, TX24 mi50 minESE 1310.00 miOvercast75°F66°F74%1014.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Bolivar, Galveston Bay, Texas
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Tide / Current Tables for Bolivar Roads, Texas Current
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Fri -- 04:06 AM CDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:51 AM CDT     -1.88 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 07:05 AM CDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:43 AM CDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 02:29 PM CDT     1.89 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 02:56 PM CDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 07:39 PM CDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:28 PM CDT     -0.00 knots Slack
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