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Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel, TX Marine Forecast


TODAY

S
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

TONIGHT

S
WINDS
15
KNOTS

THURSDAY

S
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT

S
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
GMZ350 Forecast Issued: 249 AM CDT Wed Jul 08 2020

Today...South Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 3 To 4 Feet. A Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms Early In The Morning.
Tonight...South Winds Around 15 Knots. Seas 3 To 4 Feet.
Thursday...South Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet.
Thursday Night Through Friday Night...South Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet.
Saturday Through Sunday...Southwest Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet.
Sunday Night...Southwest Winds Around 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet.
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Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60 nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays - GMZ300
249 AM CDT Wed Jul 8 2020

Generally light to moderate onshore winds will prevail for the remainder of the week and over the weekend. Winds might reach caution levels at times. A drier weather pattern will settle into the area as the day progresses today and will then persist for the remainder of the week and on through the weekend.
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
623am CDT Wednesday July 8 2020

SHORT TERM [Today through Tomorrow]... Southeast Texas could see some isolated shower and/or thunderstorm development today, but a majority of the area is expected to stay dry (especially tonight and tomorrow) as upper level ridging begins to build in from the west and provides increasing subsidence and lowering moisture levels. The main weather feature will be the gradually increasing high temperatures for today and tomorrow with mid 90s inland and lower 90s at the coast. Low temperatures will be lucky to fall into the upper 70s inland and below 80 at the coast for both days. Heat advisories are not anticipated at this time. 42

LONG TERM [Tomorrow Night through Wednesday]... No major changes to the long-term forecast as an upper-level ridge continues to be the dominant synoptic feature over central CONUS through the next 7 days. This will provide us here in SE Texas with an extended stretch of hot and dry weather. With the upper ridge axis remaining mainly to our west, surface high pressure across the central and western Gulf, and lower pressures in West TX and NM, winds should remain fairly light and out of the south to southwest which will continue to promote low-level moisture transport. As a result, rising heat indices will become a concern over the next several days. A warming trend will take place through the weekend, with high temperatures reaching the upper 90s by Friday and hitting the low 100s in many locations by Saturday and Sunday. With dew points remaining in the mid to upper 70s, maximum heat index values will likely exceed advisory criteria (108 or higher) across a large portion of the CWA this weekend. As a result, it's likely that Heat Advisories will be required at that time, with the potential for elevated heat indices lasting through the early part of next week.

With this being what will likely be the hottest period of the year thus far, it's important to take proper heat safety precaution if heading outdoors. These include staying hydrated, regularly applying sunscreen, avoiding strenuous activity during the daytime hours, and ensuring no children or pets are left locked in hot vehicles. For more information on heat safety from the NWS, you can visit www.weather.gov/safety/heat

Marine Discussion
Generally light to moderate onshore winds will prevail for the remainder of the week and over the weekend. Winds might reach caution levels at times. A drier weather pattern will settle into the area as the day progresses today and will then persist for the remainder of the week and on through the weekend. 42

NOAA Houston/Galveston TX Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
TX...NONE. GM...NONE.