Live Weather Observations


Station FCGT2 - 8772447
USCG Freeport, TX

May 4, 2016 6:00 am CDT
Location: 28.943N 95.302W
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.04 in (1017.3 mb)
Pressure Tendency: +0.01 in (+0.5 mb)
Air Temperature: 61.5°F (16.4°C)
Water Temperature: 75.0°F (23.9°C)


Coastal Marine Forecast

FZUS54 KHGX 040834
CWFHGX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
334 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE
HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

GMZ300-042145-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
334 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
LIGHT WINDS TODAY WILL STRENGTHEN AFTER A COLD FRONT MOVES OFF THE
COAST THURSDAY MORNING. THE OFFSHORE FLOW THEN WEAKENS AS HIGH
PRESSURE MOVES OVERHEAD THEN INTO THE NORTH CENTRAL GULF COAST.
THIS WILL IN TURN LEAD TO ONSHORE FLOW LATE FRIDAY STRENGTHENING
SUNDAY. 

$$

GMZ330-335-042145-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
334 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. 
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. 
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. 
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. 
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. 
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY BECOMING SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. 

$$

GMZ350-355-042145-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
334 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. 
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. 
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. 

$$

GMZ370-375-042145-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
334 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. 
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. 
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. 

$$




Marine Weather Message

WHUS74 KHGX 030910
MWWHGX

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
410 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR THE OFFSHORE WATERS UNTIL 11 AM...

.MODERATE NORTH WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING BEFORE GRADUALLY
DIMINISHING THIS AFTERNOON. SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH
SEAS OF 5 TO 7 FEET WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE MORNING. 

GMZ370-375-031600-
/O.EXT.KHGX.SC.Y.0037.000000T0000Z-160503T1600Z/
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
410 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CDT THIS
MORNING...

* WINDS...NORTH AROUND 20 KNOTS.

* SEAS...5 TO 7 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.

&&

$$


Offshore Marine Forecast

FZNT24 KNHC 040850
OFFNT4

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
450 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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.

GMZ001-042100-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
450 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT FROM THE CENTRAL FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO
THE MEXICO COAST NEAR 18.5N95W WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SE AND EXTEND
FROM SW FLORIDA TO THE CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE THIS EVENING...THEN
MOVE SE OF THE AREA EARLY THU. BANDS AND CLUSTERS OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR E OF THE FRONT. HIGH PRESSURE AND A
REINFORCING SURGE OF COOL AIR WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE REGION THU
THROUGH SAT. HIGH PRES WILL SHIFT E INTO NE GULF SAT NIGHT THROUGH
SUN ALLOWING FOR MODERATE TO FRESH RETURN FLOW TO ESTABLISH ACROSS
W PORTIONS.

$$

GMZ011-042100-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
450 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS 
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE EVENING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS. 
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. 

$$

GMZ013-042100-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
450 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS. 
.TONIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE. 
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

$$

GMZ015-042100-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
450 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...SE OF FRONT SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT. NW OF
FRONT N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. WIND AND SEAS HIGHER
NEAR SCATTERED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. 
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SUN...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 3 FT LATE. 

$$

GMZ017-042100-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
450 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE. 
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SUN...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 

$$

GMZ019-042100-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
450 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS. 
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 

$$

GMZ021-042100-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
450 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 15 KT BECOMING SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT.
STRAITS OF FLORIDA... SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ELSEWHERE...SEAS 2 TO 3 FT
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. WIND AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS. 
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

$$

GMZ023-042100-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
450 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT
WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF VERACRUZ. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT EXCEPT BUILDING
TO 7 TO 8 FT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS. 
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

$$

GMZ025-042100-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
450 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO
10 KT...SHIFTING TO NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS. 
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

$$

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