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Subject:Houston Ship Channel update
Date:Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Priority:Normal
Notice:

February 09, 2020 – Sunday

2355  HSC closed to inbound traffic acct fog

February 10, 2020 – Monday

0100  HSC closed to all traffic acct fog

0930  HSC opened  to outbound traffic only

1417  HSC closed to all traffic acct fog

2130  HSC opened to outbound traffic only

February 11, 2020 – Tuesday

0630  HSC opened to inbound traffic only

Traffic as of 0930/10

37 vsls waiting to proceed inbound

16 vsls waiting to proceed outbound

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">A cold front has pushed off the Gulf coast and has allowed for  visibility to improve some this morning. There is still some  patchy sea fog but think we will be able to allow the dense fog  advisory to expire on time. Sea fog may be possible again tonight  as the cold front pushes back north ahead of a stronger storm  system. This system should push across Texas on Wednesday and push  another cold front off the coast Wednesday night into Thursday.  Winds behind the front may require cautions/advisories.  

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TODAY<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">  Northeast winds around 10 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots  in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth to slightly choppy becoming  smooth in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the morning. Areas of fog  in the afternoon. A chance of thunderstorms in the morning. A  chance of showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the  afternoon. <span-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:maroon"> 

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TONIGHT<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">  East winds around 10 knots becoming southeast after  midnight. Bay waters smooth to slightly choppy becoming slightly  choppy after midnight. Areas of fog early in the evening. Patchy  fog in the late evening and overnight. Showers likely and a  slight chance of thunderstorms. <span-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:maroon"> 

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WEDNESDAY<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">  Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest in  the afternoon. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming smooth to  slightly choppy in the afternoon. Patchy fog. Showers until late  afternoon. A slight chance of thunderstorms. A chance of showers  late in the afternoon.

Notice posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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.