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Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
351 AM EST Tue Jan 22 2019

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico

Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average
height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be
more than twice the significant wave height.

GMZ011-222100-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
351 AM EST Tue Jan 22 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...S winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.WED...SW winds 25 to 35 kt, shifting to NW to N in the late
morning and afternoon. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Scattered showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.

$$

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
351 AM EST Tue Jan 22 2019

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico

Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average
height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be
more than twice the significant wave height.

GMZ017-222100-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
351 AM EST Tue Jan 22 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SE to S winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in SE to S
swell.
.TONIGHT...SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in SE to S
swell.
.WED...W of 96W, SW to W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW to N
25 to 35 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Elsewhere, S to SW
winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 30 to 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas
7 to 10 ft in E swell, building to 9 to 13 ft in N to NE swell
late in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt
late. Seas 9 to 13 ft in N to NE swell.
.THU...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in NE swell.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in NE to E swell.
.FRI...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to NW to N 20 to
25 kt late. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$


Small Craft Advisory For Winds


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
347 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...Hazardous Marine Conditions Expected into Wednesday...

.The approach and passage of a cold front will create strong
winds and rough seas along the Lower Texas Coast through
Wednesday night. Small Craft Advisories and a Gale Watch are in
effect, while a Gale Warning may be possible for Wednesday.

GMZ130-132-135-222215-
/O.CON.KBRO.SI.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-190123T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KBRO.GL.A.0002.190123T1000Z-190123T1800Z/
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-
347 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM
CST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from late tonight through Wednesday
morning.

* WINDS...South at 15 to 25 knots today. North 20 to 30 knots with
  frequent gusts to gale force possible by mid morning Wednesday.

* BAY CONDITIONS...Rough bay waters into this evening and again
  late tonight through Wednesday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory for wind means that wind speeds of 20 to
33 knots are expected. Inexperienced mariners...especially those
operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these
conditions.

A Gale Watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased...but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.

&&

$$

Hallman


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
441 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...Multiple Marine Hazards Ahead of the Next Cold Front and
Behind the Cold Front...

.Strong southerly winds and rough seas will continue today ahead
of the cold front. A cold front should push off the coast early
Wednesday morning. Gale force winds may be possible behind the
front along with prolonged advisory level conditions.

GMZ350-221900-
/O.CON.KHGX.SC.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-190122T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KHGX.GL.A.0002.190123T1000Z-190123T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KHGX.SC.Y.0008.190123T1800Z-190124T0000Z/
Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out
20 NM-
441 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM CST
WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
Small Craft Advisory, which is in effect from noon to 6 PM CST
Wednesday. A Gale Watch has also been issued. This Gale Watch is
in effect from late tonight through Wednesday morning.

* WINDS...South around 20 knots and gusty today. North winds 25
  to 30 knots with gusts above 35 knots Wednesday morning.

* WAVES/SEAS...Today 4 to 6 feet. Becoming 5 to 7 feet Wednesday
  morning.

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.

A Gale Watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased...but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
347 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...Hazardous Marine Conditions Expected into Wednesday...

.The approach and passage of a cold front will create strong
winds and rough seas along the Lower Texas Coast through
Wednesday night. Small Craft Advisories and a Gale Watch are in
effect, while a Gale Warning may be possible for Wednesday.

GMZ150-155-222215-
/O.EXT.KBRO.SC.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-190123T1000Z/
/O.NEW.KBRO.GL.A.0002.190123T1000Z-190123T1800Z/
Coastal waters from Port Mansfield to the Rio Grande out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Mansfield out 20 nm-
347 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from late tonight through Wednesday
morning.

* WINDS...South at 15 to 30 knots today. North at 20 to 30 knots
  with gusts to gale force possible by mid morning Wednesday.

* WAVES/SEAS...6 to 9 feet through tonight, building to 7 to 10
  feet on Wednesday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners...especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

A Gale Watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased...but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
347 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...Hazardous Marine Conditions Expected into Wednesday...

.The approach and passage of a cold front will create strong
winds and rough seas along the Lower Texas Coast through
Wednesday night. Small Craft Advisories and a Gale Watch are in
effect, while a Gale Warning may be possible for Wednesday.

GMZ170-175-222215-
/O.EXT.KBRO.SC.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-190123T1000Z/
/O.NEW.KBRO.GL.A.0002.190123T1000Z-190123T2200Z/
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-
347 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from late tonight through Wednesday
afternoon.

* WINDS...South at 15 to 30 knots today. North at 20 to 30 knots
  with gusts to gale force possible by mid morning Wednesday.

* WAVES/SEAS...8 to 11 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners...especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

A Gale Watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased...but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
326 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR OPEN WATERS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MID-
DAY WEDNESDAY...

.Strong onshore flow this morning will weaken this afternoon,
however rough seas will maintain small craft advisory conditions.
A strong cold front will move through late in the night with very
strong northerly winds and gale force wind gusts behind it. Very
rough seas can be expected Wednesday. Conditions will gradually
improve late Wednesday, however small craft advisory conditions
will persist into Wednesday night.

GMZ230-235-221800-
/O.NEW.KCRP.SC.Y.0007.190123T0800Z-190123T1800Z/
Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas-
Bays and Waterways from Port Aransas to Port O`Connor-
326 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO NOON CST
WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a Small
Craft Advisory, which is in effect from 2 AM to noon CST
Wednesday.

* WINDS...North 20 to 30 knots late tonight through Wednesday
  morning.

* WAVES/SEAS...Rough to very 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 Corpus Christi TX
326 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR OPEN WATERS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MID-
DAY WEDNESDAY...

.Strong onshore flow this morning will weaken this afternoon,
however rough seas will maintain small craft advisory conditions.
A strong cold front will move through late in the night with very
strong northerly winds and gale force wind gusts behind it. Very
rough seas can be expected Wednesday. Conditions will gradually
improve late Wednesday, however small craft advisory conditions
will persist into Wednesday night.

GMZ250-255-270-275-221800-
/O.EXT.KCRP.SC.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-190123T1000Z/
/O.NEW.KCRP.GL.A.0002.190123T1000Z-190123T1800Z/
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-
326 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from late tonight through Wednesday
morning.

* WINDS...South 20 to 25 today, becoming north 25 to 35 knots with
  gusts to 40 knots late in the night through Wednesday morning.

* WAVES/SEAS...7 to 9 feet today, building to 8 to 10 feet with
  occasional seas up to 13 feet over the offshore waters
  Wednesday.

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.

A Gale Watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased...but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.

&&

$$

PH


Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
326 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...Strong Southerly Winds Across Lower Texas Coast Today...

.As the next system begins to deepen across the Plains into West
Texas, the pressure gradient along the Lower Texas Coast will
strengthen further, and southerly winds will pick up by mid
morning. Expect strong winds to continue into mid afternoon before
beginning to diminish into this evening.

TXZ254>257-351-222200-
/O.NEW.KBRO.WI.Y.0001.190122T1500Z-190122T2200Z/
Inland Willacy-Inland Cameron-Coastal Willacy-Coastal Cameron-
Coastal Kenedy-
Including the cities of Raymondville, Brownsville, Harlingen,
Port Mansfield, Port Isabel, South Padre Island, Laguna Heights,
and Laguna Vista
326 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM CST
THIS AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 9 AM this morning to 4 PM CST
this afternoon.

* TIMING...9 AM CST to 4 PM CST today.

* WINDS...South to Southeast 25 to 35 miles per hour with frequent
  gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds may topple trash cans and patio
  furniture. Caution is advised for high profile vehicles,
  especially those traveling along east to west highways, such as
  Interstate 2, or elevated bridges and overpasses.

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.

&&

$$

Hallman


Gale Watch


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
441 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...Multiple Marine Hazards Ahead of the Next Cold Front and
Behind the Cold Front...

.Strong southerly winds and rough seas will continue today ahead
of the cold front. A cold front should push off the coast early
Wednesday morning. Gale force winds may be possible behind the
front along with prolonged advisory level conditions.

GMZ350-221900-
/O.CON.KHGX.SC.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-190122T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KHGX.GL.A.0002.190123T1000Z-190123T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KHGX.SC.Y.0008.190123T1800Z-190124T0000Z/
Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out
20 NM-
441 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM CST
WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
Small Craft Advisory, which is in effect from noon to 6 PM CST
Wednesday. A Gale Watch has also been issued. This Gale Watch is
in effect from late tonight through Wednesday morning.

* WINDS...South around 20 knots and gusty today. North winds 25
  to 30 knots with gusts above 35 knots Wednesday morning.

* WAVES/SEAS...Today 4 to 6 feet. Becoming 5 to 7 feet Wednesday
  morning.

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.

A Gale Watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased...but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
347 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...Hazardous Marine Conditions Expected into Wednesday...

.The approach and passage of a cold front will create strong
winds and rough seas along the Lower Texas Coast through
Wednesday night. Small Craft Advisories and a Gale Watch are in
effect, while a Gale Warning may be possible for Wednesday.

GMZ130-132-135-222215-
/O.CON.KBRO.SI.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-190123T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KBRO.GL.A.0002.190123T1000Z-190123T1800Z/
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-
347 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM
CST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from late tonight through Wednesday
morning.

* WINDS...South at 15 to 25 knots today. North 20 to 30 knots with
  frequent gusts to gale force possible by mid morning Wednesday.

* BAY CONDITIONS...Rough bay waters into this evening and again
  late tonight through Wednesday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory for wind means that wind speeds of 20 to
33 knots are expected. Inexperienced mariners...especially those
operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these
conditions.

A Gale Watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased...but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.

&&

$$

Hallman

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
347 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...Hazardous Marine Conditions Expected into Wednesday...

.The approach and passage of a cold front will create strong
winds and rough seas along the Lower Texas Coast through
Wednesday night. Small Craft Advisories and a Gale Watch are in
effect, while a Gale Warning may be possible for Wednesday.

GMZ150-155-222215-
/O.EXT.KBRO.SC.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-190123T1000Z/
/O.NEW.KBRO.GL.A.0002.190123T1000Z-190123T1800Z/
Coastal waters from Port Mansfield to the Rio Grande out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Mansfield out 20 nm-
347 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from late tonight through Wednesday
morning.

* WINDS...South at 15 to 30 knots today. North at 20 to 30 knots
  with gusts to gale force possible by mid morning Wednesday.

* WAVES/SEAS...6 to 9 feet through tonight, building to 7 to 10
  feet on Wednesday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners...especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

A Gale Watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased...but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
347 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...Hazardous Marine Conditions Expected into Wednesday...

.The approach and passage of a cold front will create strong
winds and rough seas along the Lower Texas Coast through
Wednesday night. Small Craft Advisories and a Gale Watch are in
effect, while a Gale Warning may be possible for Wednesday.

GMZ170-175-222215-
/O.EXT.KBRO.SC.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-190123T1000Z/
/O.NEW.KBRO.GL.A.0002.190123T1000Z-190123T2200Z/
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-
347 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from late tonight through Wednesday
afternoon.

* WINDS...South at 15 to 30 knots today. North at 20 to 30 knots
  with gusts to gale force possible by mid morning Wednesday.

* WAVES/SEAS...8 to 11 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners...especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

A Gale Watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased...but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
326 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR OPEN WATERS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MID-
DAY WEDNESDAY...

.Strong onshore flow this morning will weaken this afternoon,
however rough seas will maintain small craft advisory conditions.
A strong cold front will move through late in the night with very
strong northerly winds and gale force wind gusts behind it. Very
rough seas can be expected Wednesday. Conditions will gradually
improve late Wednesday, however small craft advisory conditions
will persist into Wednesday night.

GMZ250-255-270-275-221800-
/O.EXT.KCRP.SC.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-190123T1000Z/
/O.NEW.KCRP.GL.A.0002.190123T1000Z-190123T1800Z/
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-
326 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from late tonight through Wednesday
morning.

* WINDS...South 20 to 25 today, becoming north 25 to 35 knots with
  gusts to 40 knots late in the night through Wednesday morning.

* WAVES/SEAS...7 to 9 feet today, building to 8 to 10 feet with
  occasional seas up to 13 feet over the offshore waters
  Wednesday.

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.

A Gale Watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased...but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.

&&

$$

PH


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
436 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

GMZ330-335-350-355-370-375-231045-
Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out
20 NM-Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport TX out 20 NM-
Galveston Bay-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-
436 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas..

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect for the Gulf waters
today and for the offshore waters through tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Small craft advisories will continue across the Gulf waters,
Matagorda, and Galveston Bay Wednesday, as a cold front pushes
offshore early Wednesday morning. Additionally, a Gale Watch is
in effect for the western Gulf waters Wednesday morning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
412 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

GMZ130-132-135-150-155-170-175-231015-
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-
412 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A Small Craft Advisory for Winds is in effect for the Laguna Madre
until 6 PM today.

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for Gulf of Mexico waters out
60 nautical miles until 4 AM tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

A Gale Watch is in effect for the Laguna Madre and nearshore Gulf
of Mexico waters out 20 nautical miles from 4 AM Wednesday until
12 PM Wednesday.

A Gale Watch is in effect for offshore Gulf of Mexico waters 20 to
60 nautical miles out from 4 AM Wednesday until 4 PM Wednesday.

A Small Craft Advisory may be needed for all or portions of the
lower Texas coastal waters on Sunday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
412 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

TXZ248>257-351-353-231015-
Zapata-Jim Hogg-Brooks-Inland Kenedy-Starr-Southern Hidalgo-
Inland Willacy-Inland Cameron-Coastal Willacy-Coastal Cameron-
Coastal Kenedy-Northern Hidalgo-
412 AM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A high risk of life threatening rip currents is possible at the
beaches of South Padre Island and at Boca Chica Beach today and
tonight.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for Coastal Kenedy, Willacy, and
Cameron counties from 9 AM this morning until 4 PM this
afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

An elevated risk of rip currents is possible at the beaches of
South Padre Island and at Boca Chica Beach Wednesday and again on
Sunday.

An elevated threat for erratic fire behavior or wildfire growth is
possible Wednesday due to moderate to strong northerly winds and
low relative humidity values behind a cold front. A Red Flag
Warning may be needed for portions of Deep South Texas.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
518 AM CST Mon Jan 21 2019

GMZ230-235-250-255-270-275-221130-
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-
518 AM CST Mon Jan 21 2019

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A Small Craft Advisory will go into effect at 6 PM for the
offshore Gulf Waters.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Small Craft Advisories conditions will continue through the day
Tuesday, and will be likely again on Wednesday behind another cold
front.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.


$$

TC/PH

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