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Galena Park, TX

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Sunrise 7:00AMSunset 5:22PM Friday December 6, 2019 4:44 AM CST (10:44 UTC) Moonrise 2:13PMMoonset 1:46AM Illumination 70% 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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GMZ335 Galveston Bay- 305 Am Cst Fri Dec 6 2019
Today..West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest in the afternoon. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Tonight..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.
Saturday..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Saturday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Sunday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Sunday night..South winds around 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to slightly choppy.
Monday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers early in the afternoon. A chance of showers late in the afternoon.
Monday night..West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly choppy after midnight. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight.
Tuesday..North winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. Showers likely.
Tuesday night..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A chance of showers.
GMZ300 Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays 305 Am Cst Fri Dec 6 2019
Synopsis for high island to matagorda ship channel out 60 nm.. Patchy fog will be possible through early morning until a weak front pushes across the waters tomorrow morning. Drier air behind the front will help dissipate the fog. Isolated showers could form along this boundary as it moves into the gulf. Winds will also pick up the front, and are expected to be strong enough to prompt caution flags for the afternoon and into the 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 Galena Park, TX
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Area Discussion for - Houston/Galveston, TX
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FXUS64 KHGX 060944 AFDHGX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 344 AM CST Fri Dec 6 2019

SHORT TERM [Through Saturday].

Surface obs show that the approaching weak cold front is still to the northwest of our area, and expectations are that it will reach College Station around or just before dawn, the Houston metro by mid-morning, and push offshore and across the Gulf mid-day into the afternoon. Until then, look for fog to develop ahead of the front, particularly near the coast, and some more dense fog is already beginning to crop up around and a little northeast of Matagorda Bay. Shouldn't be widespread enough to need a dense fog advisory, buuuuttttt . I'm not sure I'd rule it out yet either.

Taking a glance at the radar up north around the front, it is pretty sparse except around Texarkana where there are some showers. Did go with an oh, so slight chance of showers near the coast . perhaps we'll gin up enough moisture and isentropic lift closer to the Gulf to manage a couple brief showers. It'd be a surprise to get anything more than an isolated shower or two, though.

Beyond that, look for breezier northwest winds with gusts of 15-25 mph (highest in the northwest) to usher in some drier and cooler air for Saturday, which will be mostly clear and have diminishing winds.

Luchs

LONG TERM [Saturday Night Through Friday].

A return of onshore winds will begin tomorrow night (Saturday night) as high pressure starts moving off to the east. After a cool morning on Sunday (lows ranging from the mid to upper 40s inland to the mid to upper 50s at the coast), strengthening south winds will result in afternoon highs warming into the 70s across the area. This onshore flow and associated early December warming trend will continue on into Sunday night (lows in the 50s/60s) and Monday (highs in the 70s/80s that might get within a couple degrees of the records for the 9th as winds become a little more southwesterly). This short warming trend comes to an end Monday night through Tuesday morning with the passage of the area's next cold front. Right now, it looks like temperatures will fall back into the 40s/50s behind the front on Tuesday morning, and the area will only warm up into the 50s/60s during the day as high pressure begins to build in from the north. Temperatures will be staying on the cool side (below normal) for the remainder of the week. Best rain chances for the week look to come in the Monday night-Tuesday time period in association with the frontal passage, but we will continue to keep some rain in the forecast for much of the remainder of the week until models come into better agreement on the development/strength/timing of the next trof and associated shortwaves. 42

MARINE.

Most of tonight's fog should be radiation fog over land, but dewpoints may briefly sneak high enough for a bit of sea fog over the nearshore waters of the Gulf very late tonight and early this morning. The cold front expected to push across the waters from mid- day into the afternoon will bring a very small chance of showers, but is more likely to just shift winds to northwesterly and dissipate any fog that manages to hang on that long.

In the wake of the front, northwesterly winds will pick up in strength and become moderately strong with some higher gusts. With sustained winds expected to stay underneath 20 knots, will go with a SCEC for Matagorda Bay and the Gulf waters. With a not-quite ideal fetch for winds over Galveston Bay, opted to leave it out for now. Look for winds to turn northeasterly and diminish on Saturday.

Beyond that, expect onshore flow to return Sunday, and another cold front to pass through the area early next week.

Luchs

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. College Station (CLL) 69 46 67 47 73 / 0 0 0 0 0 Houston (IAH) 74 52 68 50 72 / 10 0 0 0 0 Galveston (GLS) 72 57 65 58 69 / 20 0 0 0 0

HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. TX . NONE. GM . SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION from 11 AM CST this morning through late tonight for the following zones: Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out 20 NM . Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport TX out 20 NM . Matagorda Bay . Waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX from 20 to 60 NM . Waters from High Island to Freeport TX from 20 to 60 NM.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NCHT2 - 8770777 - Manchester, TX 1 mi63 min W 1.9 G 4.1 65°F 68°F1016 hPa
MGPT2 - 8770613 - Morgans Point, TX 14 mi63 min SSW 2.9 G 5.1 66°F 64°F1016.2 hPa
EPTT2 - 8771013 - Eagle Point, TX 24 mi63 min SW 5.1 G 8 67°F 64°F1015.7 hPa
GRRT2 34 mi63 min SW 5.1 G 6 65°F 64°F1015.9 hPa
GNJT2 - 8771341 - Galveston Bay (North Jetty), TX 37 mi69 min SSW 7 G 8.9 67°F 65°F1015.1 hPa
GTOT2 37 mi63 min SSW 7 G 8.9 68°F 65°F1016 hPa
RLOT2 - 8770971 - Rollover Pass, TX 42 mi57 min SSW 2.9 G 5.1 65°F 61°F1016.3 hPa
LUIT2 45 mi57 min SSW 5.1 G 7 67°F 64°F1017.6 hPa
HIST2 46 mi69 min SSW 5.1 G 8 67°F 63°F1015.8 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Houston, Houston Hobby Airport, TX5 mi52 minSW 55.00 miFog/Mist63°F61°F93%1016.8 hPa
Houston / Ellington, TX8 mi1.9 hrsS 310.00 miMostly Cloudy61°F59°F94%1015.2 hPa
John Dunn Helistop, TX8 mi50 minSSW 8 G 1610.00 miFair68°F66°F94%1016.3 hPa
Houston, Pearland Regional Airport, TX14 mi52 minN 01.50 miFog/Mist62°F60°F93%1016.8 hPa
Houston Intercontinental Airport, TX18 mi52 minSW 38.00 miPatches Fog59°F57°F93%1016.5 hPa
Houston Southwest Airport, TX19 mi50 minN 00.25 miFog58°F58°F100%1016.9 hPa
Houston, Sugar Land Municipal / Hull Field Airport, TX22 mi52 minSW 46.00 miFog/Mist63°F63°F100%1016.6 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KHOU

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Tide / Current Tables for Lynchburg Landing, San Jacinto River, Texas
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Lynchburg Landing
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Fri -- 01:45 AM CST     Moonset
Fri -- 04:06 AM CST     1.04 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:01 AM CST     Sunrise
Fri -- 12:10 PM CST     0.51 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 02:12 PM CST     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:20 PM CST     Sunset
Fri -- 08:40 PM CST     0.89 feet High Tide
Fri -- 11:21 PM CST     0.87 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Clear Lake, Harris Co. Park, Texas
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Clear Lake
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Fri -- 01:45 AM CST     Moonset
Fri -- 06:08 AM CST     0.56 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:01 AM CST     Sunrise
Fri -- 01:29 PM CST     0.15 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 02:12 PM CST     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:21 PM CST     Sunset
Fri -- 06:52 PM CST     0.41 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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