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Southeast Texas Marine Information


. Statements/Warnings:
Special Marine Warning Coastal Flood Watch/Warning
Marine Wx Statement All TX Special Marine Warning
. Marine Forecasts:
Upper Texas Coast Middle Texas Coast
Lower Texas Coast Upper Texas/Western LA Coast
Other nearshore areas (clickable maps) Other offshore areas (clickable maps)
Tide Forecast Offshore Forecast
. Other Forecasts:
Wave Forecasts Texas A&M Galveston Marine Model Data
Buoy 42035 Forecast Other nearshore location forecasts
(clickable map)
North Atlantic WW3 Analysis North Atlantic WWW3 Analysis (NOGAPS)
. Current Observations:
PORTS Realtime
Text Summary
Tide Levels Storm Surge TCOON (Tide data)
. Buoy Reports:
Buoy 42035
(20 miles E of Galveston)
Buoy 42019
(60 miles S of Freeport)
Buoy 42020
(50 miles E of Pt Mansfield)
TX Automated Buoy System Other Buoy Data (Big Map)
Western Gulf Buoy Data Eastern Gulf Buoy Data Caribbean Buoy Data
. Data Maps:
Sea Surface Temps (Gulf of Mexico) More Sea Surface Temps
. 2011 Tide Tables/Misc:
Galveston Bay Tides Galveston Bay Entrance (South Jetty) Tides Port Bolivar Tides
Texas City Tides Point Barrow (Trinity Bay) Tides Gilchrist (East Bay) Tides
Christmas Point (Christmas Bay) Tides Galveston Pleasure Pier Tides San Luis Pass Tides
Jamaica Beach (West Bay) Tides Alligator Point (West Bay) Tides Freeport Harbor Tides
- Port O'Connor Tides -
Tide Differences Tidal Station Locations and Ranges Beaufort Scale
. Tide Observations:
Galveston Pleasure Pier Galveston Pier 21 Galveston Bay North Jetty
Eagle Point Rollover Pass Morgans Point
Battleship Texas State Park Manchester Clear Lake
Freeport Port O'Connor Port Lavaca
Texas Louisiana USA/World
  USA - Interactive  

.General Information

. Marine Spotter Information
Along with the Galveston Bay and Upper Texas Coast Nearshore forecasts, the Houston/Galveston National Weather Office is also responsible for the issuance of advisories and warnings for the thousands of marniners in this vicinity. By last count, there are over 100,000 registered boats/ships/etc that cruise the waterways of the upper Texas coastline. Here is some more information on becoming a Marine Spotters.

.Buoy Data

Of the many important pieces of weather information, mariners probably rely on buoy data the most. Below is a list of some web sites that offer this information. The Marine Products list on the far left window/screen uses some of these sites as well.


[Upper Ocean Thermal Center]


.The National Data Buoy Center has a site which contains a plethora of info on new and old buoy data.
.The Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS) is sponsored in part by the Texas General Land Office, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group and Texas A&M University. The TABS site does provide real time oceanographic data in support of oil spill prevention and response.

.Port Meteorological Office

Another important part of the NWS Marine Program is the Port Meteorological Office (PMO). The PMO here at this office coordinates the Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) Program for the Upper Texas Coast. The ports served by the PMO Houston run from Freeport to Beaumont (including the very busy Houston Ship Channel). The primary purpose of the VOS program is to get the large ships at sea to take voluntary weather observations which are very important to forecasters.

PMO and PMO-related Links
.Houston PMO Page
.NWS PMO and VOS Homepage
.U.S. Radiofacsimile Broadcasts
.Ocean Prediction Center
.VOS Ship Observations