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Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Monday, February 17, 2020
Priority:Normal
Notice:

February 17, 2020            Monday

 

Washington’s Birthday

 

 

                

Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 

 

 

NOAA Weather

GMZ300-172115-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

236 AM CST Mon Feb 17 2020

 

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...

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.

 

$$

 

 

Houston // Closed to all vessel traffic

 

02/05

0645       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

0815       All vessel traffic resumed

 

02/09

2355         Outbound vessel traffic only // Inbound vessel traffic suspended – due to fog February 10, 2020 – Monday

 

02/10

0100       Inbound vessel traffic remains suspended // Outbound vessel traffic suspended – due to fog  

0930       Outbound vessel traffic resumed // Inbound vessel traffic remains suspended – due to fog

1417       Outbound vessel traffic suspended // Inbound vessel traffic remains suspended – due to fog

2130       Outbound vessel traffic resumed // Inbound vessel traffic remains suspended – due to fog

 

02/11

0630         Inbound vessel traffic only resumed

1213         Inbound vessel traffic suspended and outbound vessel traffic remains suspended – due to fog

 

02/12

1000          Outbound vessel traffic only resumed

1117          Resumed inbound vessel traffic and remains open to outbound traffic

 

02/15

2350          All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

02/16

1100           Outbound vessel traffic only resumed

1645           All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

02/17

0255           All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

Present vessel traffic

42           Vessels ready to proceed inbound

14           Vessels ready to proceed outbound

  1           Vessels ready to shift

 

 

 

Galveston / Texas City // Closed to all vessel traffic – due to fog

 

02/17

0445         All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

 

 

Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic

 

02/04

2316       Inbound vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

02/05

0700       All vessel traffic resumed

0852       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1115       All vessel traffic resumed

 

02/10

1615       All inbound traffic suspended – due to fog

 

02/11

1040       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

02/12

1030       All vessel traffic resumed

 

02/16

0522       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

0554       All vessel traffic resumed

1432         All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

2027         All vessel traffic resumed

 

02/17

0700        All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

NOAA Weather Service

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">NOAA HOUSTON

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">NOAA GALVESTON, TEXAS CITY

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">NOAA FREEPORT

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Monday

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Fog

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently    65° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low            67° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High           78° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    97%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer  29.91 in / 1013.3 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint    64° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Visibility       0.25 miles

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Heat Index   NR° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind Chill    NR° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind      SE 5 mph

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Monday

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Fog

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently     64° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low             66° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High            71° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    100%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer   29.92 in / 1013.2 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint    64° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Visibility       0.25 miles

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Heat Index    NR° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind Chill     NR° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind     SE 7 mph

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Monday

Fog / Mist

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently     68° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low             65° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High            74° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity      93%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer   29.91 in / 1012.7 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint     66° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Visibility         6 miles

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Heat Index     NR° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind Chill      NR° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind         S 7 mph

Washington's Birthday: <span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">A chance of drizzle between 8am and 4pm. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: A slight chance of drizzle after 5am. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday: A chance of drizzle before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 78. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 57. East wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the evening.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 60. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 41.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 67.<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

Washington's Birthday: <span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">A chance of drizzle, mainly between 8am and 5pm. Patchy dense fog before 3pm, then areas of dense fog after 4pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 71. South wind 10 to 15 mph.<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: A slight chance of drizzle after 5am. Areas of fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 72. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 59. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 62. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. Low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers likely. High near 54. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 44. Breezy.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Breezy.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

Washington's Birthday: <span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">A chance of drizzle, mainly between 8am and 3pm. Patchy fog before noon, then patchy fog after 5pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: A slight chance of drizzle after 5am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: A slight chance of drizzle before noon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 63. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers likely. High near 55. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 44. Breezy.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

 

<span-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Dense Fog Advisory

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">527 AM CST Mon Feb 17 2020

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">TXZ200-210>214-226-227-235>238-300-313-335>338-436-171600-

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">/O.EXA.KHGX.FG.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-200217T1600Z/

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Northern Liberty-Colorado-Austin-Waller-Inland Harris-Chambers-

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Wharton-Fort Bend-Inland Jackson-Inland Matagorda-Inland Brazoria-

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Inland Galveston-Southern Liberty-Coastal Harris-Coastal Jackson-

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Coastal Matagorda-Coastal Brazoria-Coastal Galveston-

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Matagorda Islands-

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Including the cities of Liberty, Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus,

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Eagle Lake, Weimar, Sealy, Bellville, Hempstead, Prairie View,

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Brookshire, Waller, Houston, Winnie, Mont Belvieu, Anahuac,

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Stowell, Old River-Winfree, El Campo, Wharton, Missouri City,

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Mission Bend, Sugar Land, Rosenberg, First Colony, Pecan Grove,

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Edna, Ganado, Bay City, Pearland, Alvin, Angleton, League City,

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Friendswood, Devers, Pasadena, Baytown, Palacios, Lake Jackson,

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Freeport, Clute, Texas City, Dickinson, and La Marque

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">527 AM CST Mon Feb 17 2020

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING...

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">* WHAT...Visibility of one quarter mile or less in dense fog.

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">* WHERE...Portions of south central and southeast Texas.

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">* WHEN...Until 10 AM CST Monday.

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">* IMPACTS...Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The dense fog is rather patchy which means

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">  drivers can go from good visibility to bad visibility quickly.

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">distance ahead of you.

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> 

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">&&

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> 

$$<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maximum Deep Drafts - Houston / Galveston Bay

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">PORTS NOAA/NOS Water Levels (above MLLW) @ 0716 hrs

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Manchester

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.5 ft Falling = 45’05”

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Morgan’s Point

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.3 ft Falling = 45’03”

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Eagle Point

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.7 ft Falling = 45’07”

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Galveston Bay Entrance

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.8 ft Rising = 45’08”

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Pier 21

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.7 ft Rising = 45’07”

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0716 hrs

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Manchester

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Calm

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Morgan’s Point

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">4 knots from ESE gusts to 4 knots

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Eagle Point

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">4 knots from SE gusts to 4 knots

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Galveston Bay Entrance

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">9 knots from SSE gusts to 11 knots

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Pier 21

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">5 knots from SSE gusts to 9 knots

 

 

 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">MARSEC LEVEL 1

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">YELLOW / ELEVATED

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">NOAA Weather Galveston Bay & Matagorda Bay

https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/raw/fz/fzus54.khgx.cwf.hgx.txt<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

 

FZUS54 KHGX 170836

CWFHGX

 

Coastal Waters Forecast

National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX

236 AM CST Mon Feb 17 2020

 

Upper Texas coastal waters from High Island to the Matagorda Ship

Channel out 60 nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

 

Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest

1/3 of the waves...along with the occasional height of the average

highest 10 percent of the waves.

 

GMZ300-172115-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

236 AM CST Mon Feb 17 2020

 

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...

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.

 

$$

 

GMZ335-172115-

Galveston Bay-

236 AM CST Mon Feb 17 2020

 

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING...

 

.TODAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Areas of

dense fog early in the morning. Patchy fog in the late morning

and afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the morning. A

chance of showers in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Patchy

fog. A chance of sprinkles in the late evening and early morning.

A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms late.

.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

Areas of fog early in the morning. Patchy fog in the late morning

and afternoon. A chance of showers and a slight chance of

thunderstorms.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots becoming northeast

after midnight. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers

early in the evening. A slight chance of thunderstorms. A chance

of showers in the late evening and overnight.

.WEDNESDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters

slightly choppy. Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.

Showers.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters

choppy. A chance of showers in the evening.

.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to

15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters choppy becoming slightly

choppy in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to

slightly choppy.

 

$$

 

GMZ330-172115-

Matagorda Bay-

236 AM CST Mon Feb 17 2020

 

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING...

 

.TODAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Areas of

dense fog early in the morning. Patchy fog in the late morning

and afternoon. A slight chance of showers.

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to

slightly choppy. Patchy fog. A chance of sprinkles after

midnight. A chance of showers and a slight chance of

thunderstorms late.

.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

Patchy fog early in the morning. A slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters

smooth. A slight chance of showers early in the evening. A slight

chance of thunderstorms. A chance of showers in the late evening

and overnight.

.WEDNESDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters

slightly choppy. A chance of showers early in the evening. A

slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely in the late

evening and overnight.

.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to

25 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters choppy becoming rough in

the afternoon. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning.

Showers.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming 15 to

20 knots after midnight. Bay waters choppy. A slight chance of

showers.

.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to

15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters choppy becoming slightly

choppy in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

 

$$

 

GMZ350-355-172115-

Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out

20 NM-Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport TX out 20 NM-

236 AM CST Mon Feb 17 2020

 

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING...

 

.TODAY...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.

.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy

fog. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms

late.

.TUESDAY...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.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...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.

.WEDNESDAY...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.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...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.

.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with

occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of thunderstorms

until late afternoon. Showers.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to

7 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers in

the evening. A slight chance of showers after midnight.

.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

occasional seas up to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 4 feet in the

afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

 

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GMZ370-375-172115-

Waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX from 20 to

60 NM-Waters from High Island to Freeport TX from 20 to 60 NM-

236 AM CST Mon Feb 17 2020

 

.TODAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight

chance of showers until late afternoon. Patchy fog.

.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet. Patchy fog. A

chance of sprinkles late.

.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to

10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy fog until

late afternoon. A chance of sprinkles until late afternoon. A

slight chance of thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon.

A chance of showers late in the afternoon.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast

10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance

of showers in the evening. A slight chance of thunderstorms. A

chance of showers after midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...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.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to

6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. A chance of showers

early in the evening. A slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers

likely in the late evening and overnight.

.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to

30 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 feet with occasional seas

up to 11 feet building to 8 to 10 feet with occasional seas up to

13 feet in the afternoon. Showers until late afternoon. A slight

chance of thunderstorms. A chance of showers late in the

afternoon.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 7 to

10 feet with occasional seas up to 13 feet. A slight chance of

thunderstorms in the evening. A chance of showers.

.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to

20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas

up to 10 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to

7 feet in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the

morning.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming east

10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

 

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NOAA Houston/Galveston Weather<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">NOAA USGULF Offshore Waters Weather

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">KHOU WEATHER

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Galveston WEB Cams

https://www.galveston.com/webcams/

 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Kemah WEB Cams

https://saltwater-recon.com/kemah-seabrook/

https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-camera/

 

 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Baytown WEB Cams

https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-camera/   

https://www.meteoblue.com/en/weather/forecast/webcams/baytown_united-states-of-america_4672731

 

 

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Port of Houston Authority<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

http://www.portofhouston.com/<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

ACOE Project Depth for Houston Ship Channel<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">45 feet/13.72 meters up to Shell / Enterprise

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">40 feet/12.19 meters up to S.P. Slip

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">36 feet/10.97 meters to the Turning Basin

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">40 feet/12.19 meters Barbour’s Cut Channel

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">40 feet/12.19 meters Bayport Channel <span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Please note the above information is based on the Corp of Engineers – Project draft for the Houston Ship Channel, if you have a question regarding deep draft in Houston Ship Channel or alongside a berth, please contact our operations department

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">HSC Air Drafts Restrictions

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Power Lines 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Power Lines

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Fred Hartman

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jesse Jones

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sidney Sherman

197’ (Morgan’s Point)

197’ (below Fred Hartman Bridge – Baytown)<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">175' (Baytown/LaPorte Bridge)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">197’ (Battleship Texas)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">175' (Beltway 8 Bridge)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">197’ (Power Plant)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">135' (Loop 610 Bridge)

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Port of Texas City

http://www.tctrr.com/<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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The Texas City Ship Channel is approximately 11 miles from GB Buoy

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The ACOE project draft for the TXCSC is 45’00 FW at MLT from the GB BUOY to Valero Dock # 42, the channel above project draft is 40’00 FW at MLT.  The length on the final approach from the Houston, Galveston, Texas City tri-channel split is approximately 6 miles, the width is approximately a 400 ft bottom, the Turning Basin is approximately 4,200 ft long and 1,200 ft wide with a maximum deep draft of 45 ft FW at MLT, and is navigable day or night with no air draft restrictions.  Only TX City Docks with 45’00” maximum deep draft at MLT are TC # 41, & 42

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Port of Galveston

http://www.portofgalveston.com/<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">The Galveston Ship Channel is approximately    miles from GB Buoy <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:white">

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">The ACOE project draft for the GSC is 45’00” FW.  The narrowest point is approximately 1,200 ft wide with no air draft restrictions.  At the POGA berths the maximum deep draft varies from 32’00” to 40’00” at MLT,

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Port of Freeport is located three miles from deep water, the channel is 400 ft wide and ACOE project maximum deep draft at MLW is 45’00”.

 

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Army Corp of Engineers

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Houston Pilots Association

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">Galveston Texas City Pilots

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Brazos Harbor Pilots

www.brazospilots.com

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NOAA

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Notice posted on Monday, February 17, 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.