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SubjectDatePriority
Condition Yellow - Dense Fog Advisory - WGMA Barbours Cut and Bayport10/31/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/31/2013 Normal
VTS Houston/Galveston Notification: VTS Houston/Galveston Channel Notification - Closure on HSC Light 127-128 (0930-1230)10/31/2013 Normal
KMI Galena Park barge dock #3 out of service10/30/2013 High
VTSA Obstruction Application - APPROVAL - LT 127/12810/30/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/30/2013 Normal
Tank Vessel Oil Transfers 10/29/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/29/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/28/2013 Normal
Kinder Morgan Galena Park / FW: #1 ship dock Maintenance work10/25/2013 High
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/18/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/17/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/16/2013 Normal
RE: VTS Houston/Galveston Notification: OPENING OF THE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL10/15/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/15/2013 Normal
VTSA Obstruction Application APPROVAL HSC Closure above Sam Houston Toll Bridge 0900 / 1200 15th Oct10/14/2013 Normal
RE: ExxonMobil Baytown Draft Update Effective October 14, 201310/14/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/14/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/13/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/12/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/11/2013 Normal
FW: Emergency Shutdown of Vapor Loading at Kinder Morgan Galena Park due to third party pipeline natural gas leak10/11/2013 High
FW: Emergency Shutdown of Vapor Loading at Kinder Morgan Galena Park due to third party pipeline natural gas leak10/11/2013 High
FW: Emergency Shutdown of Vapor Loading at Kinder Morgan Galena Park due to third party pipeline natural gas leak10/10/2013 High
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/10/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/09/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/08/2013 Normal
VTSA Obstruction Application - APPROVAL10/07/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/07/2013 Normal
Remnants of Karen Intermediate Advisory 27a10/06/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/06/2013 Normal
Tropical Depression Karen Advisory 2610/06/2013 Normal
Tropical Storm Karen Advisory 2310/05/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/05/2013 Normal
Tropical Storm Karen Advisory 2110/05/2013 Normal
Tropical Storm Karen Advisory 2010/04/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/04/2013 Normal
Tropical Storm Karen Advisory 1910/04/2013 Normal
VTSA Obstruction Application - APPROVAL10/04/2013 Normal
Tropical Storm Karen Advisory 1610/03/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/03/2013 Normal
Reduced Visibility and winter weather on the Houston Ship Channel10/03/2013 Normal
Tropical Storm Karen Advisory 1510/03/2013 Normal
Fwd: Reduced Visibility and winter weather on the Houston Ship Channel10/02/2013 Normal
Tropical Disturbance 58 Advisory 1210/02/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/02/2013 Normal
Tropical Disturbance 58 Advisory 1110/02/2013 Normal
Tropical Disturbance 58 Advisory 1010/01/2013 Normal
Update on USCBP Operations10/01/2013 Normal
VTSA Obstruction Application APPROVAL Port of Galveston 10/01/2013 Normal
Houston Daily Conditions Report 10/01/2013 Normal
Tropical Disturbance 58 Advisory 810/01/2013 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Tropical Storm Karen Advisory 23
Date:Saturday, October 05, 2013
Priority:Normal
Notice:
Tropical Storm Karen Advisory 23

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Tropical Storm Karen Advisory #23<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#001277"> <span-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#001277">
Valid: 09:00 AM CDT Saturday October 05, 2013

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Current Location: <span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">27.8N, 91.7W
Geographic Reference: 115 NM south-southwest of Morgan City, LA
Movement: North-northwest near 8 kts
Our Estimated Maximum Sustained Winds: 35 kts with gusts of 45 kts
National Hurricane Center Estimated Max Winds (as of 7 AM CDT): 35 kts with gusts to 45 kts
Organizational Trend: Decreasing
Current and Peak Forecast Hurricane Severity Index: 2 (1 size / 1 intensity)
Max Predicted Radius of Tropical Storm Force Winds: 75 NM (east of the track)
Forecast Confidence: Average

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Changes From Our Previous Forecast <span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">
We are now forecasting Karen to weaken to a depression within the next 12 hours. The track forecast was also shifted a bit to the west of the previous forecast. Landfall is expected in southeastern Louisiana in about 24 hours as a tropical depression.

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Aircraft, satellite and surface data indicate that Karen continues to weaken. All data indicate that Karen is no longer a tropical storm. Reports from the Gulf of Mexico indicate that the strongest winds are in the 20 kts to 30 kts range. We think that the National Hurricane Center will likely downgrade Karen to a tropical depression later today. It is possible that Karen could dissipate completely within the next 24 hours. There no longer appears to be any chance for restrengthening.

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Karen continues moving to the north-northwest. A gradual turn to the north is expected over the next 12 hours. Thereafter, a turn to the east-northeast is expected. This turn is due to an approaching cold front. This motion should bring Karen (or its remnants) inland over the southeastern Louisiana Delta in about 24 hours. The final landfall is expected near the Florida/Alabama border late Sunday night or early Monday morning as a weak depression. It is possible that dissipation could occur sooner than currently forecast.

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Expected Impacts Onshore <span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">
Mississippi to the Florida Panhandle:
Rain: Very little rain associated with Karen will fall along the Mississippi or Alabama coasts, though the approaching cold front could produce a few showers on Sunday. Farther east, a few squalls may produce rainfall of 1 to 2 inches across the Florida Panhandle on Sunday afternoon/evening.
Wind: No significant impact.
Surge: No surge is expected. However, tides will run 1 to 2 feet above normal due to persistent onshore winds from southern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle today and Sunday.

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Expected Impacts Offshore <span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">
Northern Gulf of Mexico: Most areas are experiencing winds below tropical storm force. Conditions will begin to improve Sunday evening after the center moves to the east-northeast, away from the area.

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">The next advisory will be issued by 3 PM CDT.

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Meteorologists: Andrew Hagen / Chris Hebert

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<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Forecast Confidence:   Average

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Hurricane Severity Index

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Fcst Hour

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Valid

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Lat.

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Lon.

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Max Sustained Winds

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<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Size

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<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">9AM CDT Sat Oct 05

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">27.80N

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">91.70W

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">35 kts

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">45 kts

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Tropical Storm

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">1

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">1

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">2

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">12

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">9PM CDT Sat Oct 05

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">28.50N

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">91.70W

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">30 kts

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">40 kts

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Tropical Depression

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">0

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">1

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">1

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">24

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">9AM CDT Sun Oct 06

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">29.20N

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">89.80W

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">30 kts

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">40 kts

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Tropical Depression

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">0

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">1

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">1

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">36

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">9PM CDT Sun Oct 06

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">30.20N

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">87.50W

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">25 kts

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">35 kts

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Tropical Depression

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">0

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">0

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">0

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">48

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">9AM CDT Mon Oct 07

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">32.40N

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">84.60W

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">25 kts

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">35 kts

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Tropical Depression

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">0

<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">0

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<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">*Note: There is a 75% chance this storm's center will track within the yellow "cone of uncertainty" depicted above. The width of this cone is based on average track errors over the last 5 years. Hurricane-force winds, a significant storm surge and heavy rainfall can often extend outside this uncertainty cone.<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">

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Notice posted on Saturday, October 05, 2013

Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up- information.