Heavy Rainfall and High Water:

Houston-Galveston Area barge fleet operators should prepare for high rain volume associated with a tropical low-pressure area slowly organizing and expected to impact south east Texas through the week. Rain totals of 5-7 inches are expected along the coast which can lead to elevated tide and strong currents, adversely affecting barge moorings in the San Jacinto and Old Rivers. Fleets above the I-10 bridge and in all connecting waterways such as Carpenters Bayou, Greens Bayou, and throughout the Buffalo Bayou/Houston Ship Channel system should make preparations for this event.



Hazardous Seas offshore and across Galveston Bay:

All mariners should take into consideration strong east to southeast winds of 20-30 knots with higher gusts over the Gulf waters are likely to result in high seas. By late Tuesday into Wednesday, seas offshore may be in the 6-10 foot range with occasionally higher waves. Small craft advisory conditions are likely through much of the upcoming week. Gale conditions cannot be ruled out.




Very respectfully,

Vessel Traffic Service

USCG Sector Houston-Galveston

(281) 464-4837    24/7 Watch Supervisor


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