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Gale Warning


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
950 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

...Strong cold front will surge into the lower Texas coastal
waters ushering in hazardous boating conditions...

.A powerful cold front will move southward through the Lower
Texas coastal waters after midnight tonight into Friday morning.
Strong northerly winds will quickly develop behind the front,
with Gulf seas building to hazardous levels. Gale force winds can
be expected with this cold front.

GMZ130-132-135-150-155-170-175-151200-
/O.CON.KBRO.GL.W.0008.171215T0700Z-171216T0000Z/
Laguna Madre from the Port of Brownsville to the Arroyo Colorado-
Laguna Madre from the Arroyo Colorado To 5 NM north of Port
Mansfield TX-
Laguna Madre from 5 nm north of Port Mansfield to Baffin Bay TX-
Coastal waters from Port Mansfield to the Rio Grande out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Mansfield out 20 nm-
Waters from Port Mansfield to the Rio Grande extending from 20 to
60 nm-
Waters from Baffin Bay to Port Mansfield extending from 20 to
60 nm-
950 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY...

* WINDS...North at 25 to 30 knots, with gusts 35 to near 40
  knots Friday morning.

* BAY CONDITIONS...Choppy, quickly becoming very rough.

* WAVES/SEAS...Building to 6 to 9 feet with occasional seas of 10
  feet nearshore and 7 to 10 feet offshore with occasional seas of
  12 feet offshore.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or
occurring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires
experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly
recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe
harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.

&&

$$


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
1002 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

...COLD FRONT WILL BRING STRONG WINDS TONIGHT in its wake...

.A cold front will continue to move through the Middle Texas
Coastal waters tonight and provide a strong offshore flow.
Occasional gusts near or slightly above gale force are expected
early Friday morning, albeit short lived. Offshore flow will begin
to diminish by Friday afternoon.

GMZ250-255-270-275-151215-
/O.CON.KCRP.SC.Y.0093.171215T0700Z-171216T0000Z/
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel out
20 NM-Waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to
60 NM-
1002 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 6 PM CST
FRIDAY...

* WINDS...Increasing overnight to 25 to 30 knots with a few
  gusts around 35 knots around daybreak.

* WAVES/SEAS...Building to 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas of
  11 feet nearshore and 8 to 10 feet offshore with occasional
  seas of 14 feet offshore.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots
and/or seas of 7 feet or greater are expected to produce
hazardous conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners...
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions. Mariners should pay close
attention to the marine forecast...and consider wind and sea
conditions in planning.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
1002 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

...COLD FRONT WILL BRING STRONG WINDS TONIGHT in its wake...

.A cold front will continue to move through the Middle Texas
Coastal waters tonight and provide a strong offshore flow.
Occasional gusts near or slightly above gale force are expected
early Friday morning, albeit short lived. Offshore flow will begin
to diminish by Friday afternoon.

GMZ230-235-151215-
/O.CON.KCRP.SC.Y.0093.171215T0700Z-171215T1800Z/
Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas-
Bays and Waterways from Port Aransas to Port O`Connor-
1002 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO NOON CST
FRIDAY...

* WINDS...Becoming North 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots.

* WAVES/SEAS...Choppy to rough.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots
and/or seas of 7 feet or greater are expected to produce
hazardous conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners...
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions. Mariners should pay close
attention to the marine forecast...and consider wind and sea
conditions in planning.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
836 PM CST THU DEC 14 2017

...NORTH WINDS INCREASING LATE TONIGHT BEHIND A COLD FRONT...

.STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT IN
THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT CURRENTLY PASSING THROUGH THE OFFSHORE
WATERS.

GMZ330-335-151045-
/O.EXT.KHGX.SC.Y.0094.171215T0700Z-171215T1500Z/
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
836 PM CST THU DEC 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CST
FRIDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 KNOTS

* SEAS...CHOPPY TO ROUGH

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
836 PM CST THU DEC 14 2017

...NORTH WINDS INCREASING LATE TONIGHT BEHIND A COLD FRONT...

.STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT IN
THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT CURRENTLY PASSING THROUGH THE OFFSHORE
WATERS.

GMZ370-375-151045-
/O.EXT.KHGX.SC.Y.0094.171215T0700Z-171216T0000Z/
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
836 PM CST THU DEC 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 6 PM CST
FRIDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 KNOTS

* SEAS...BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FEET

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
836 PM CST THU DEC 14 2017

...NORTH WINDS INCREASING LATE TONIGHT BEHIND A COLD FRONT...

.STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT IN
THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT CURRENTLY PASSING THROUGH THE OFFSHORE
WATERS.

GMZ350-355-151045-
/O.EXT.KHGX.SC.Y.0094.171215T0700Z-171215T2000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
836 PM CST THU DEC 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 2 PM CST
FRIDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 KNOTS

* SEAS...BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
1000 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

...A strong cold front will sweep into the area overnight
bringing hazardous driving conditions to coastal Willacy and
Cameron Counties...

.Strong northerly winds are expected to develop behind a fast
moving cold front later tonight into Friday. Winds will taper off
during the mid day hours as the pressure gradient relaxes.

TXZ256-257-151200-
/O.CON.KBRO.WI.Y.0012.171215T0900Z-171215T2100Z/
Coastal Willacy-Coastal Cameron-
Including the cities of Port Mansfield, Port Isabel,
South Padre Island, Laguna Heights, and Laguna Vista
1000 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 3 PM CST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...Late tonight into mid day Friday.

* WINDS...25 to 40 mph with higher gusts possible.

* IMPACTS...Drivers of vans...campers...trailers...and other
  high profile vehicles should be alert to the danger of these
  winds...especially when driving along east to west oriented
  roads.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 to 39 MPH are expected.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for
high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
422 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

TXZ248>257-152230-
Zapata-Jim Hogg-Brooks-Kenedy-Starr-Hidalgo-Inland Willacy-
Inland Cameron-Coastal Willacy-Coastal Cameron-
422 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Deep South
Texas.

.DAY ONE...Tonight

A high risk of rip currents at area beaches will develop late
tonight as seas become rough in the wake of a cold front.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for coastal Cameron and coastal
Willacy counties starting at 3 AM.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

An elevated risk of rip currents is likely to continue through
much of the period.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for coastal Cameron and coastal
Willacy counties through 3 PM CST Friday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
422 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

GMZ130-132-135-150-155-170-175-152230-
Laguna Madre from the Port of Brownsville to the Arroyo Colorado-
Laguna Madre from the Arroyo Colorado To 5 NM north of Port
Mansfield TX-
Laguna Madre from 5 nm north of Port Mansfield to Baffin Bay TX-
Coastal waters from Port Mansfield to the Rio Grande out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Mansfield out 20 nm-
Waters from Port Mansfield to the Rio Grande extending from 20 to
60 nm-
Waters from Baffin Bay to Port Mansfield extending from 20 to
60 nm-
422 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of The Gulf of
Mexico and The Laguna Madre.

.DAY ONE...Tonight

A Gale Warning is in effect for the Laguna Madre and the lower
Texas Gulf waters starting at 1 AM.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

A Gale Warning is in effect for the Laguna Madre and the lower
Texas Gulf waters through 6 PM Friday. A Small Craft Advisory will
likely be needed for portions of the lower Texas coastal waters
Friday night.

Small craft advisories are again likely on Tuesday with the
passage of another cold front.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
531 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

GMZ230-235-250-255-270-275-151215-
Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas-
Bays and Waterways from Port Aransas to Port O`Connor-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel out
20 NM-Waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to
60 NM-
531 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for the Middle Texas Coastal
Waters.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the Bays and Waterways
from 1 AM until Noon Friday.

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the Gulf of Mexico from 1
AM through 6 PM Friday.

There is a slight chance for a thunderstorm over the bays and gulf
waters tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible across the Middle Texas
Coastal Waters Saturday and Saturday night.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.


$$

GW/TE

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