“30-40 KT WINDS AND 2 FT SEAS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ON THE LOWER HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL AND GALVESTON BAY. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 0700 WEDNESDAY. NEGATIVE TIDE LEVELS ARE EXPECTED THIS EVENING.
MARINERS SHOULD CONSIDER THESE WEATHER CONDITIONS BEFORE BEGINNING OR CONTINUING THEIR TRANSIT. MOORED VESSELS SHOULD VERIFY MOORINGS FOR READINESS.”
URGENT – MARINE WEATHER MESSAGENational Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX304 AM CDT Mon Oct 30 2023 GMZ350-355-370-375-301615-/O.EXT.KHGX.GL.W.0006.000000T0000Z-231031T1200Z//O.NEW.KHGX.SC.Y.0054.231031T1200Z-231101T1200Z/Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out20 NM-Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport TX out 20 NM-Waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX from 20 to60 NM-Waters from High Island to Freeport TX from 20 to 60 NM-304 AM CDT Mon Oct 30 2023 …GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT TUESDAY……SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TUESDAY TO 7 AM CDTWEDNESDAY… * WHAT…For the Gale Warning, north winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt and seas 6 to 11 ft. For the Small Craft Advisory, north winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt and seas 7 to 10 ft expected. * WHERE…Portions of Gulf of Mexico. * WHEN…For the Gale Warning, until 7 AM CDT Tuesday. For the Small Craft Advisory, from 7 AM Tuesday to 7 AM CDT Wednesday. * IMPACTS…Strong winds will cause hazardous seas which could capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Mariners should alter plans to avoid these hazardous conditions.Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter course, and/or secure thevessel for severe conditions.
- J. Harlan
Vessel Traffic Service
USCG Sector Houston-Galveston
(281) 464-4837 24/7 Watch Supervisor
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