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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston Ship Channel update
Date:Monday, February 17, 2020

Houston ship channel remains closed at this  time

February 15, 2020 – Saturday

2350  HSC closed to all traffic acct fog

February 16, 2020 – Sunday

1100  HSC opened to outbound traffic

1645  HSC closed acct fog

Traffic as of 0700/17

36          vsls waiting to proceed inbound

18          vsls waiting to proceed outbound

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">  Dense fog is beginning to redevelop over the bays, and should  expand back to the Gulf late tonight. Like Sunday, there will be  improvements in the Bays and near the coast during the afternoon  hours on Monday but the fog is expected to return Monday night. A  cold front will push off the coast late Tuesday night or early  Wednesday that will bring an end to the fog threat and usher in  moderate to strong offshore flow through Friday. Expect scattered  showers on Wednesday and Thursday with the frontal passage. An  isolated thunderstorm is not impossible, either.

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DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">   <span-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:maroon"> 

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TODAY<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">  South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Areas of  dense fog through late mid-morning, potentially until late  afternoon. Patchy fog late. A slight chance of showers. <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">  South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy  fog. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms  late. <span-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:maroon"> 

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TUESDAY<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">  Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.  Patchy fog in the morning. Areas of fog early in the afternoon,  then patchy fog late in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers  and thunderstorms. <span-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:maroon"> 

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TUESDAY NIGHT<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">  East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast  10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance  of showers early in the evening. A slight chance of  thunderstorms. A chance of showers in the late evening and  overnight. <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">  Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to  20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A chance of showers  and a slight chance of thunderstorms. <span-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:maroon"> 

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">  Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to  5 feet. A chance of showers in the evening. A slight chance of  thunderstorms. Showers after midnight.

Notice posted on Monday, February 17, 2020

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.