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Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/31/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/30/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/29/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/28/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/27/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/26/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/25/2018 Normal
Houston Ship Channel // Fog Delays10/25/2018 Normal
FW: ExxonMobil Baytown Drafts Update Effective November 5, 201810/24/2018 High
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/24/2018 Normal
NOAA Hurricane Center // Hurricane Willa 10/23/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/23/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/22/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/21/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/20/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/19/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/18/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/17/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/16/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/15/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/14/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/13/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/12/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/11/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/10/2018 Normal
NOAA - US Gulf // Hurricane Michael 10/10/2018 Normal
NOAA US Gulf // Hurricane Michael 10/09/2018 Normal
NOAA - US Gulf // Hurricane Michael 10/09/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/09/2018 Normal
NOAA Hurricane Central US Gulf – Hurricane Michael 10/08/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/08/2018 Normal
NOAA - US Gulf // Tropical Storm Michael10/08/2018 Normal
US Gulf - Tropical Storm Michael 10/07/2018 Normal
US Gulf - Tropical Depression 14 10/07/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/07/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/06/2018 Normal
US Gulf - Tropical Disturbance 10/06/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/05/2018 Normal
US Gulf Tropical Disturbance 10/05/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/04/2018 Normal
FW: Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/03/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/02/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/01/2018 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:NOAA US Gulf // Hurricane Michael
Date:Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:

The Weather Channel

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NOAA Hurricane

000 AXNT20 KNHC 091801 TWDAT   Tropical Weather Discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 201 PM EDT Tue Oct 9 2018   Tropical Weather Discussion for North America, Central America Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, northern sections of South America, and Atlantic Ocean to the African coast from the Equator to 32N. The following information is based on satellite imagery, weather observations, radar and meteorological analysis.   Based on 1200 UTC surface analysis and <span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#003399">satellite imagery through 1715 UTC.   ...SPECIAL FEATURES...   Hurricane Michael is centered near 25.4N 86.4W at 09/1800 UTC or about 290 nm S of Panama City or about 270 nm SSW of Apalachicola moving N, or 350 degrees 10 kt. The estimated minimum central pressure is 965mb. The maximum sustained wind speed is 95 kt with gusts to 115 kt. Michael continues to become better organized as presently as an eye feature has become visible in latest satellite imagery. The imagery shows numerous strong convection within 60 nm of the center in the NE quadrant. Scattered strong convection is elsewhere within 120 nm in the northern semicircle, 90 nm in the SW quadrant and within 30 nm in the SE quadrant. Michael is forecast to become a major hurricane within the next 12 hours. Life- threatening storm surge is likely along parts of the coasts of the Florida Panhandle, in the Florida Big Bend, and Nature Coast, and a storm surge warning is in effect for these areas. Residents in these areas should follow all advice given by their local officials. A hurricane warning is in effect for parts of the Florida Gulf Coast, and everyone in these areas should prepare for life- threatening winds associated with the core of Michael. On the current NHC forecast track, the center of Michael will move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico through tonight. The center of Michael is then expected to move inland over the Florida Panhandle or Florida Big Bend area on Wed, and then move northeastward across the southeastern United States Wed night and Thu, and move off the Mid-Atlantic coast away from the United States by Fri. Damaging winds will extend inland across parts of the Florida Panhandle, southern Georgia, and southeast Alabama as Michael approaches those area and moves inland. It is possible that heavy rainfall from Michael may produce life- threatening flash flooding from the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend region into sections of Georgia and South Carolina. Michael is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding in parts of western Cuba through today. The Public Advisories for Michael are being transmitted via the WMO header WTNT34 KNHC, and via the AWIPS header <span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#003399">MIATCPAT4. The Forecast/Advisories for Michael are under WMO header WTNT24 KNHC, and AWIPS header <span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#003399">MIATCMAT4.   Tropical Storm Leslie is centered near 31.3N 43.5W at 09/1500 UTC or about 910 nm WSW of the Azores moving SSE, or 150 degrees at 11 kt. The estimated minimum central pressure is 983 mb. The maximum sustained wind speed is 55 knots with gusts to 65 kt. Scattered moderate isolated convection is within 180 nm of the center in the NE quadrant, 120 nm SE and NW quadrants, and 60 nm SW quadrant. Leslie is forecast to acquire a slower motion toward the south-southeast over the next day or so, with a turn toward the east-northeast or northeast forecast by Wed. Leslie is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane on Wednesday. The Public Advisories for Leslie are under WMO header WTNT33 KNHC, and AWIPS header <span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#003399">MIATCPAT3. The Forecast/Advisories for Leslie are under WMO header WTNT23 KNHC, and AWIPS header <span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#003399">MIATCMAT3.   Tropical Depression Fifteen has strengthened to Tropical Storm Nadine as of 1500 UTC today in the eastern tropical Atlantic. At 1500 UTC it was located near 10.5N 30.0W moving WNW or 285 degrees at 8 kt. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb. The maximum sustained wind speed is 35 kt with gusts to 45 kt. Latest satellite imagery shows scattered moderate to isolated strong convection within 360 nm of the center in the NE quadrant, 270 nm southeast quadrant, 420 nm southwest quadrant and 330 nm northwest quadrant. Nadine is forecast to turn to the NW tonight and that general motion should continue Wed through Fri. Continued strengthening is expected through Wed, with a weakening trend beginning by early Thursday. Nadine is then forecast to weaken to a tropical depression on Friday. See latest NHC forecast/advisory under AWIPS/WMO headers <span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#003399">MIATCPAT5/WTNT35 KNHC for more details.   ...TROPICAL WAVES...   A central Atlantic tropical wave has its axis along 47W from 04N to 19N, moving westward near 15 kt. Isolated showers are noted from 08-17N between 42W-50W. The wave corresponds nicely with a 700 mb trough, as depicted by model analyses. GOES-16 Total Precipitable Water imagery depicts a broad moisture maximum associated with the tropical wave.   A central Caribbean Sea tropical wave has axis is along 74W from the coast of Colombia to 20N, moving westward around 15 kt. Model analyses depict a 700 mb trough associated with the wave. GOES-16 Total Precipitable Water imagery shows a moisture maximum with the tropical wave. Upper-level cyclonic wind flow is over and just north of Hispaniola. Scattered moderate isolated strong convection is seen south of 13N to the coast of Panama and Colombia between the wave axis and 80W. Another area of scattered moderate convection is noted from 16N to the coast of the Dominican Republic between 69W-72W. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are also occurring over the Dominican Republic, with isolated showers over Haiti. This convection is also being enhanced by an area of upper-level diffluence just northeast of Hispaniola.   ...MONSOON TROUGH/ITCZ...   The monsoon trough axis passes through the coastal regions west Africa near the Senegal/Mauritania border near 16N16W to 12N26W. It resumes to the west of Tropical Storm Nadine at a position of 08N36W to 08N40W. The ITCZ axis begins at 10N49W and continues to 10N57W. In addition to convection associated with Tropical Storm Nadine, scattered moderate convection is seen within 150 nm north of the ITCZ west of 56W.   GULF OF MEXICO...   Hurricane Michael is the main feature in the basin. See the Special Features above for details on Michael. Long period swell from Michael will increase over the western Gulf of Mexico into tonight and early Wed. Conditions will gradually improve Thu through Fri as Michael accelerates off to the NE. A cold front will spill into the NW Gulf behind the exiting Michael late Wed through Thu and reach from the Florida Panhandle to SW Gulf Sat evening.   CARIBBEAN SEA...   In the wake of Hurricane Michael, fresh south to southwest winds along with seas of 6 to 9 ft in a north swell will linger in the northwest Caribbean. Seas will gradually subside through Wed. The outermost rainbands from Michael are still bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms to portions of western Cuba with potential for flash flooding, as mentioned in the Special Features section above.   Upper-level cyclonic wind flow is over the southeastern Caribbean while upper-level anticyclonic flow covers portions of the west- central Caribbean. Expect moderate trades across the east half of the Caribbean through Fri, before another broad low pressure center develops across the W central Caribbean Fri through Sat.   ATLANTIC OCEAN...   Upper-level cyclonic flow is over the southeast Bahamas and north coast of Hispaniola while upper-level anticyclonic flow is located from 26N-31N between 70W-76W. An area of upper-level diffluence is noted from 21N-25N between 66W-71W. A surface trough extends from 30N75W to 25N76W. Scattered moderate convection is noted from 22N-26N between 68W-74W. Most of this activity is occurring to the northeast and east of the southeast Bahamas. A separate area of scattered showers and thunderstorms is noted east of northern Florida from 28N-31W between 73W-81W. The surface trough is forecast to move west-northwest across the northwest Bahamas today and tonight, then weaken as it approaches S Florida Wed.   A surface trough is located south of Leslie from 29N44W to 24N50W. Little to no shower activity is noted with the trough. An upper- level trough axis passes through 29N28W to 23N40W to 20N51W and 19N59W. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are from 17N- 20N between 55W-61W. A 1008 mb low is near 32N16W. A surface trough extends from the low near 31N18W to 26N24W. Isolated showers are noted north of 27N east of 15W. A 1017 mb surface high is located near 24N36W, leading to quiet weather from 20N-28N between 29W-38W.   Hurricane Michael, currently over the eastern Gulf of Mexico, will make landfall in the Florida Panhandle and then turn northeastward, eventually reaching the Atlantic Ocean as a tropical storm strength system. On Thursday morning, the southeastern edge of Michael's tropical storm force winds could clip the forecast area north of 30N and west of 79W as it moves northeastward over the western Atlantic.   For additional information please visit http://www.hurricanes.gov/marine   $$ Hagen/Aguirre
Notice posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2018

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