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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR LOUISIANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1233 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60 NM

GMZ450-060715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
1233 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT BUILDING TO 2 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR LOUISIANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1233 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60 NM

GMZ455-060715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
1233 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
2 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET SUBSIDING TO 0 TO
1 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. RAIN
LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR LOUISIANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1233 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60 NM

GMZ470-060715-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1233 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET BUILDING TO
3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. RAIN
LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1229 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS CONTINUE IN THE WAKE OF AN ARCTIC FRONT
WHICH PUSHED THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS LAST NIGHT...

.STRONG NORTH WINDS...GUSTING TO GALE FORCE OVER THE GULF
WATERS...WILL CONTINUE TODAY. EXPECT VERY ROUGH BAY AND LAKE
WATERS... AND GULF SEAS...ALONG WITH LOW WATER CONDITIONS AT THE
TIME OF PREDICTED LOW TIDES ON THURSDAY.

GMZ450-452-455-470-472-475-060000-
/O.CON.KLCH.GL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150306T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
1229 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING.

* WINDS AND SEAS: SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER
  MIDNIGHT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE
CONDITIONS REQUIRES EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT
IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE
SEEK SAFE HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1201 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL
OUT TO 60 NAUTICAL MILES.

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3
OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST
10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

GMZ250-255-060630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
1201 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. FREQUENT GUSTS AROUND
35 KNOTS UNTIL MID AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 13 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN
THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 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
8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1157 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...STRONG TO VERY STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW CONTINUES TO SLOWLY
DIMINISH...

.WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE ACROSS THE WATERS THIS AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...WINDS WILL REMAIN STRONG TONIGHT ALONG WITH LARGE
SEAS...THEREFORE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR AFTER
THE GALE WARNINGS EXPIRE.

GMZ250-255-060015-
/O.CON.KCRP.GL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150305T2100Z/
/O.CON.KCRP.SC.Y.0018.150305T2100Z-150306T1200Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
1157 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 6 AM CST FRIDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 6 AM CST FRIDAY. THIS IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NEARSHORE WATERS
BAFFIN BAY TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM OFFSHORE.

* WINDS: NORTH 25 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 25 KNOTS BY
  MID AFTERNOON. FREQUENT GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS THROUGH 3 PM.

* SEAS: 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL HIGHER SEAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 7 FEET OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS. MARINERS SHOULD PAY CLOSE
ATTENTION TO THE MARINE FORECAST...AND CONSIDER WIND AND SEA
CONDITIONS IN PLANNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
951 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS...

.VERY STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO FEED INTO THE COASTAL WATERS
BEHIND A POTENT COLD FRONT. THESE STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS WILL
CAUSE THE TRANSPORT OF SOME WATER OUT OF THE BAYS AND CAUSE TIDE
LEVELS TO RUN 1 TO 2 FEET BELOW NORMAL...ESPECIALLY NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE BAYS. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO SLOWLY RATCHET DOWN
FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND.

GMZ330-335-060000-
/O.NEW.KHGX.GL.W.0001.150305T1551Z-150305T2100Z/
/O.NEW.KHGX.LO.Y.0001.150305T1551Z-150306T0000Z/
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
951 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
GALE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON.
A LOW WATER ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS LOW WATER
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING.

* BAY WATERS...VERY ROUGH.

* WATER LEVELS...FALLING TO BETWEEN 1 AND 2 FEET BELOW
  NORMAL...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHERN PARTS OF THE BAYS.

* CURRENTS...STRONG EBB CURRENTS ARE LIKELY. SHOALING WILL BE
  POSSIBLE IN SOME OF THE SHALLOW LOCATIONS.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH SOME GUSTS ABOVE 40 KNOTS
  THIS MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

A LOW WATER ADVISORY MEANS WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW AVERAGE. MARINERS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION
AND TRANSIT AT THE SLOWEST SAFE NAVIGABLE SPEED TO MINIMIZE
IMPACT.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
951 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS...

.VERY STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO FEED INTO THE COASTAL WATERS
BEHIND A POTENT COLD FRONT. THESE STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS WILL
CAUSE THE TRANSPORT OF SOME WATER OUT OF THE BAYS AND CAUSE TIDE
LEVELS TO RUN 1 TO 2 FEET BELOW NORMAL...ESPECIALLY NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE BAYS. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO SLOWLY RATCHET DOWN
FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND.

GMZ350-355-370-375-052100-
/O.NEW.KHGX.GL.W.0001.150305T1551Z-150305T2100Z/
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
951 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
GALE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON.

* SEAS...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET NEARSHORE AND 8 TO 13 FEET BEYOND
  20 NM.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH SOME GUSTS ABOVE 40 KNOTS INTO
  EARLY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

GMZ330-060415-
MATAGORDA BAY-
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH DECREASING TO
ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO SMOOTH
TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

GMZ335-060415-
GALVESTON BAY-
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

GMZ350-060415-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

GMZ355-060415-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

GMZ370-060415-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING 25 TO
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

GMZ375-060415-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 13 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
337 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...

...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.GALE FORCE WINDS IN THE WAKE OF LAST NIGHTS COLD FRONT WILL
PERSIST INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS. THESE STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS WILL
CAUSE THE TRANSPORT OF SOME WATER OUT OF THE BAYS AND CAUSE TIDE
LEVELS TO RUN 1 TO 2 FEET BELOW NORMAL...ESPECIALLY NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE BAYS.

GMZ330-335-051745-
/O.EXT.KHGX.GL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150305T2100Z/
/O.EXT.KHGX.LO.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-150306T0000Z/
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
337 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* BAY WATERS...VERY ROUGH.

* WATER LEVELS...FALLING TO BETWEEN 1 AND 2 FEET BELOW
  NORMAL...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHERN PARTS OF THE BAYS.

* CURRENTS...STRONG EBB CURRENTS ARE LIKELY. SHOALING WILL BE
  POSSIBLE IN SOME OF THE SHALLOW LOCATIONS.

* WINDS...BECOMING NORTH 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH SOME GUSTS ABOVE 40
  KNOTS THIS MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

MARINERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY OVER
SHORT DISTANCES. REDUCE YOUR SPEED AND KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR OTHER
VESSELS...BUOYS AND BREAKWATERS. KEEP YOUR NAVIGATION LIGHTS ON.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER CRAFT
OR NOT EQUIPPED WITH RADAR...SHOULD CONSIDER SEEKING SAFE HARBOR.

A LOW WATER ADVISORY MEANS WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW AVERAGE. MARINERS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION
AND TRANSIT AT THE SLOWEST SAFE NAVIGABLE SPEED TO MINIMIZE
IMPACT.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
337 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...

...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.GALE FORCE WINDS IN THE WAKE OF LAST NIGHTS COLD FRONT WILL
PERSIST INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS. THESE STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS WILL
CAUSE THE TRANSPORT OF SOME WATER OUT OF THE BAYS AND CAUSE TIDE
LEVELS TO RUN 1 TO 2 FEET BELOW NORMAL...ESPECIALLY NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE BAYS.

GMZ350-355-370-375-051745-
/O.CON.KHGX.GL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150305T2100Z/
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
337 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

* SEAS...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET NEARSHORE AND 8 TO 13 FEET BEYOND
  20 NM.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH SOME GUSTS ABOVE 40 KNOTS INTO
  EARLY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

MARINERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY OVER
SHORT DISTANCES. REDUCE YOUR SPEED AND KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR OTHER
VESSELS...BUOYS AND BREAKWATERS. KEEP YOUR NAVIGATION LIGHTS ON.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER CRAFT
OR NOT EQUIPPED WITH RADAR...SHOULD CONSIDER SEEKING SAFE HARBOR.

&&

$$


Small Craft Advisory


COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1201 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL
OUT TO 60 NAUTICAL MILES.

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3
OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST
10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

GMZ235-060630-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
1201 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS DURING THE AFTERNOON. BAYS ROUGH TO OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH
BECOMING CHOPPY TO ROUGH LATER THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1201 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL
OUT TO 60 NAUTICAL MILES.

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3
OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST
10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

GMZ250-255-060630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
1201 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. FREQUENT GUSTS AROUND
35 KNOTS UNTIL MID AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 13 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN
THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 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
8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1157 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...STRONG TO VERY STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW CONTINUES TO SLOWLY
DIMINISH...

.WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE ACROSS THE WATERS THIS AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...WINDS WILL REMAIN STRONG TONIGHT ALONG WITH LARGE
SEAS...THEREFORE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR AFTER
THE GALE WARNINGS EXPIRE.

GMZ230-235-060015-
/O.EXP.KCRP.GL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150305T1800Z/
/O.CON.KCRP.SC.Y.0018.150305T1800Z-150306T0500Z/
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
1157 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CST THIS
EVENING. THIS SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS FOR THE BAYS AND WATERWAYS
BAFFIN BAY TO PORT O`CONNOR.

* WINDS: NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS EARLY...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
  25 KNOTS DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* SEAS: BAYS ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH BECOMING CHOPPY TO ROUGH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 7 FEET OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS. MARINERS SHOULD PAY CLOSE
ATTENTION TO THE MARINE FORECAST...AND CONSIDER WIND AND SEA
CONDITIONS IN PLANNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1157 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...STRONG TO VERY STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW CONTINUES TO SLOWLY
DIMINISH...

.WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE ACROSS THE WATERS THIS AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...WINDS WILL REMAIN STRONG TONIGHT ALONG WITH LARGE
SEAS...THEREFORE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR AFTER
THE GALE WARNINGS EXPIRE.

GMZ250-255-060015-
/O.CON.KCRP.GL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150305T2100Z/
/O.CON.KCRP.SC.Y.0018.150305T2100Z-150306T1200Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
1157 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 6 AM CST FRIDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 6 AM CST FRIDAY. THIS IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NEARSHORE WATERS
BAFFIN BAY TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM OFFSHORE.

* WINDS: NORTH 25 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 25 KNOTS BY
  MID AFTERNOON. FREQUENT GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS THROUGH 3 PM.

* SEAS: 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL HIGHER SEAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 7 FEET OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS. MARINERS SHOULD PAY CLOSE
ATTENTION TO THE MARINE FORECAST...AND CONSIDER WIND AND SEA
CONDITIONS IN PLANNING.

&&

$$


Lake Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1101 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON FOR EAST TEXAS AND NORTH LOUISIANA ALONG AND SOUTH OF
INTERSTATE 20...

LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-TXZ136>138-149>153-165>167-052200-
/O.CON.KSHV.LW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-150305T2200Z/
CADDO-BOSSIER-WEBSTER-CLAIBORNE-LINCOLN-UNION LA-DE SOTO-
RED RIVER-BIENVILLE-JACKSON-OUACHITA-SABINE LA-NATCHITOCHES-WINN-
GRANT-CALDWELL-LA SALLE-SMITH-GREGG-HARRISON-CHEROKEE-RUSK-PANOLA-
NACOGDOCHES-SHELBY-ANGELINA-SAN AUGUSTINE-SABINE TX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SHREVEPORT...BOSSIER CITY...MINDEN...
HOMER...RUSTON...FARMERVILLE...MANSFIELD...COUSHATTA...
BIENVILLE...JONESBORO...MONROE...MANY...NATCHITOCHES...
WINNFIELD...COLFAX...COLUMBIA...JENA...TYLER...LONGVIEW...
MARSHALL...RUSK...HENDERSON...CARTHAGE...NACOGDOCHES...CENTER...
LUFKIN...SAN AUGUSTINE...HEMPHILL
1101 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* EVENT...A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT AHEAD OF ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE
  BUILDING SOUTHWARD INTO THE AREA WILL MAINTAIN NORTH WINDS OF 15
  TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...NORTHERLY SURFACE WINDS WILL CONTINUE AT 15 TO 20 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH THROUGH MID AFTERNOON BEFORE DIMINISHING.

* IMPACT...BOATERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO ROUGH CHOP ON
  AREA LAKES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE WIND ADVISORY INDICATES THAT WINDS WILL CAUSE ROUGH CHOP
ON AREA LAKES. SMALL BOATS WILL BE ESPECIALLY PRONE TO CAPSIZING.

&&

$$

15


Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1046 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...WIND CONTINUE TO REMAIN ROBUST OVER THE AREA...

.STRONG WINDS BEHIND A POTENT COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO
REMAIN STRONG OVER PARTS OF THE AREA THROUGH MID AFTERNOON.
WINDS WILL BEGIN TO RELAX LATER THIS AFTERNOON AS THE SURFACE
HIGH BUILDS INTO THE REGION.

TXZ195>197-210>214-226-227-235>238-052100-
/O.NEW.KHGX.WI.Y.0001.150305T1646Z-150305T2100Z/
AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND-
GALVESTON-HARRIS-JACKSON-MATAGORDA-WALLER-WASHINGTON-WHARTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALVIN...ANAHUAC...ANGLETON...BAY CITY...
BELLVILLE...BRENHAM...BROOKSHIRE...BRYAN...CALDWELL...
COLLEGE STATION...COLUMBUS...EAGLE LAKE...EDNA...EL CAMPO...
FREEPORT...FRIENDSWOOD...GALVESTON...HEMPSTEAD...HOUSTON...
HUMBLE...KATY...LAKE JACKSON...LAKE SOMERVILLE...LEAGUE CITY...
MISSOURI CITY...MONT BELVIEU...PALACIOS...PASADENA...PEARLAND...
PIERCE...PRAIRIE VIEW...RICHMOND...ROSENBERG...SEALY...
SUGAR LAND...TEXAS CITY...TOMBALL...WEIMAR...WHARTON...WINNIE
1046 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON.

* EVENT...STRONG NORTH WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 40
  MPH. THE WINDS SHOULD GRADUALLY RELAX BY MID AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...STRONG NORTH WINDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE WAKE OF THE
  FRONT. STRONG WINDS WILL LIKELY PERSIST UP UNTIL MID AFTERNOON.

* IMPACT...HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ON EAST TO WEST ORIENTED
  ROADS AND ESPECIALLY ON ANY ELEVATED ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DRIVERS OF VANS...CAMPERS...TRAILERS...AND OTHER HIGH-PROFILE
VEHICLES SHOULD BE ALERT TO THE DANGER OF THESE WINDS...
ESPECIALLY WHEN DRIVING ALONG EAST TO WEST ORIENTED ROADS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
546 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THURSDAY...

.NORTH WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE TODAY AFTER THE PASSAGE A COLD FRONT WHICH MOVED THROUGH OVERNIGHT.

LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-
060000-
/O.CON.KLCH.WI.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-150306T0000Z/
VERNON-RAPIDES-AVOYELLES-BEAUREGARD-ALLEN-EVANGELINE-ST. LANDRY-
CALCASIEU-JEFFERSON DAVIS-ACADIA-LAFAYETTE-UPPER ST. MARTIN-
VERMILION-IBERIA-ST. MARY-LOWER ST. MARTIN-WEST CAMERON-
EAST CAMERON-TYLER-HARDIN-JEFFERSON-ORANGE-NORTHERN JASPER-
NORTHERN NEWTON-SOUTHERN JASPER-SOUTHERN NEWTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEESVILLE...NEW LLANO...ALEXANDRIA...
PINEVILLE...MARKSVILLE...BUNKIE...COTTONPORT...SIMMESPORT...
MANSURA...DE RIDDER...OAKDALE...KINDER...VILLE PLATTE...MAMOU...
OPELOUSAS...EUNICE...LAKE CHARLES...SULPHUR...JENNINGS...WELSH...
LAKE ARTHUR...CROWLEY...RAYNE...CHURCH POINT...LAFAYETTE...
BREAUX BRIDGE...ST. MARTINVILLE...ABBEVILLE...KAPLAN...
NEW IBERIA...MORGAN CITY...FRANKLIN...PATTERSON...BERWICK...
BAYOU VISTA...STEPHENSVILLE...HACKBERRY...HOLLY BEACH...CAMERON...
GRAND CHENIER...WOODVILLE...COLMESNEIL...LUMBERTON...SILSBEE...
BEAUMONT...PORT ARTHUR...ORANGE...VIDOR...BRIDGE CITY...JASPER...
KIRBYVILLE...NEWTON...BUNA...DEWEYVILLE
546 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...STRONG AND GUSTY NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE WITH THE
  PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT TONIGHT...AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY
  THURSDAY.

* WINDS...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS...HIGH WINDS MAY MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT FOR HIGH
  PROFILE VEHICLES ESPECIALLY ON EAST TO WEST ROADWAYS AND
  BRIDGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 20 TO 34 MPH ARE EXPECTED.
WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. WINDS OVER LOCAL
WATERWAYS COULD BE 5 MPH HIGHER THAN OVER LAND. SMALL BOATS WILL
BE ESPECIALLY PRONE TO CAPSIZING.

&&

$$

SWEENEY


Low Water Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
951 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS...

.VERY STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO FEED INTO THE COASTAL WATERS
BEHIND A POTENT COLD FRONT. THESE STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS WILL
CAUSE THE TRANSPORT OF SOME WATER OUT OF THE BAYS AND CAUSE TIDE
LEVELS TO RUN 1 TO 2 FEET BELOW NORMAL...ESPECIALLY NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE BAYS. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO SLOWLY RATCHET DOWN
FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND.

GMZ330-335-060000-
/O.NEW.KHGX.GL.W.0001.150305T1551Z-150305T2100Z/
/O.NEW.KHGX.LO.Y.0001.150305T1551Z-150306T0000Z/
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
951 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
GALE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON.
A LOW WATER ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS LOW WATER
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING.

* BAY WATERS...VERY ROUGH.

* WATER LEVELS...FALLING TO BETWEEN 1 AND 2 FEET BELOW
  NORMAL...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHERN PARTS OF THE BAYS.

* CURRENTS...STRONG EBB CURRENTS ARE LIKELY. SHOALING WILL BE
  POSSIBLE IN SOME OF THE SHALLOW LOCATIONS.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH SOME GUSTS ABOVE 40 KNOTS
  THIS MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

A LOW WATER ADVISORY MEANS WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW AVERAGE. MARINERS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION
AND TRANSIT AT THE SLOWEST SAFE NAVIGABLE SPEED TO MINIMIZE
IMPACT.

&&

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

GMZ330-060415-
MATAGORDA BAY-
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH DECREASING TO
ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO SMOOTH
TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

GMZ335-060415-
GALVESTON BAY-
930 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$


Child Abduction Emergency


TXC015-039-041-051-071-089-157-167-185-201-225-239-291-313-321-
339-373-407-455-471-473-477-481-051900-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
CHILD ABDUCTION EMERGENCY
LA MARQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1155 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...AMBER ALERT...

THE FOLLOWING AMBER ALERT IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE LA
MARQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT, IN CENTRAL GALVESTON COUNTY.

THE LA MARQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS SEARCHING FOR A 2-YEAR-OLD
TODDLER GIRL NAMED, CHASITY, HAMILTON.

CHASITY HAMILTON, WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN ABDUCTED AROUND 7:00 AM
FROM AN APARTMENT ON MAIN STREET, IN LA MARQUE, BY HER NON CUSTODIAL
MOTHER, ERICA, MOORE.

CHASITY IS DESCRIBED AS A BLACK FEMALE WITH BROWN EYES AND BLACK HAIR.
SHE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING, A GREY SHIRT WITH BASEBALL PRINT, AND
A DIAPER. HER HAIR WAS IN PONYTAILS. SHE IS APPROXIMATELY 2 FEET 6
INCHES TALL, AND WEIGHES ABOUT 30 POUNDS.

THE SUSPECT, ERICA MOORE, IS A 26 YEAR OLD BLACK FEMALE. SHE IS
5 FEET, 6 INCHES TALL, WITH BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THE LOCATION OF ERICA MOORE,
OR CHASITY HAMILTON, IS REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE LA MARQUE POLICE
DEPARTMENT AT, 409-938-9269.



$$


Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1006 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

TXZ229>234-239>241-052300-
LA SALLE-MCMULLEN-LIVE OAK-BEE-GOLIAD-VICTORIA-WEBB-DUVAL-
JIM WELLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COTULLA...CALLIHAM...CROSS...
LOMA ALTA...TILDEN...GEORGE WEST...THREE RIVERS...BEEVILLE...
GOLIAD...VICTORIA...LAREDO...FREER...BENAVIDES...SAN DIEGO...
ALICE...ORANGE GROVE
1006 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

A VERY COLD AIRMASS IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN OVER SOUTH TEXAS
OVERNIGHT. TEMPERATURES OVER SOME INLAND PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL
BEND WILL LIKELY APPROACH THE FREEZING MARK TOWARD FRIDAY
MORNING. WHILE THE GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR TEMPERATURES TO FALL TO
AROUND 32 DEGREES WILL BE NEAR AND NORTH OF A COTULLA TO TULEA TO
VICTORIA LINE...TEMPERATURES COULD APPROACH FREEZING OVER SOME
INLAND AREAS SOUTH OF THIS LINE...GENERALLY NEAR AND NORTH OF AN
ENCINAL TO ALICE TO SKIDMORE TO PORT LAVACA LINE.

AT THIS TIME...NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH ALONG WITH SOME CLOUD
COVER IN THE MID LEVELS WILL LIMIT STRONG RADIATIONAL
COOLING...WITH A LIGHT FREEZE EXPECTED OVER THE EXTREME NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS...AND ISOLATED FREEZING TEMPERATURES
FARTHER SOUTH. THUS...PROLONGED FREEZING TEMPERATURES OF 32
DEGREES OR LOWER FOR 2 OR MORE HOURS IN NOT EXPECTED...AND THUS A
FREEZE WARNING IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE ISSUED AT THIS TIME.

HOWEVER...SOME OF THE NORTHERN AND INLAND PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS
MAY EXPERIENCE WIND CHILLS AROUND 25 DEGREES...WITH NORTH WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS
OF SOUTH TEXAS TONIGHT.

RESIDENTS LIVING IN THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PORTIONS OF SOUTH
TEXAS SHOULD PREPARE FOR THIS COLD WEATHER. PROTECT YOUR
TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE PLANTS AND ANIMALS FROM THE COLD AND WIND.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL RADIO...OR OTHER
MEDIA OUTLETS FOR THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE
WEATHER UPDATES ON THIS COLD ARCTIC AIRMASS.

$$

GW


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
933 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

GMZ230-235-250-255-270-275-061200-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
933 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL
WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR BAYS AND WATERWAY UNTIL NOON
TODAY...FOR THE NEARSHORE WATERS UNTIL 3 PM TODAY...AND FOR THE
OFFSHORE WATERS UNTIL 6 PM TODAY.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE BAYS AND WATERWAYS
FROM NOON UNTIL 11 PM...FOR THE NEARSHORE WATERS FROM 3 PM UNTIL 6
AM FRIDAY...AND FOR THE OFFSHORE WATERS 6 PM UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY.

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE GULF WATERS
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING FOR WINDS AND SEAS...AND DURING MOST OF THE
REMAINDER OF FRIDAY FOR SEAS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

GW/TE/TB

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
933 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

TXZ229>234-239>247-061200-
LA SALLE-MCMULLEN-LIVE OAK-BEE-GOLIAD-VICTORIA-WEBB-DUVAL-
JIM WELLS-KLEBERG-NUECES-SAN PATRICIO-ARANSAS-REFUGIO-CALHOUN-
933 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST FOR THE COUNTIES OF
GOLIAD...VICTORIA...KLEBERG...NUECES...SAN PATRICIO...ARANSAS...
REFUGIO AND CALHOUN.

NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE
30S TO PRODUCE WIND CHILLS AROUND 25 DEGREES TONIGHT OVER SOME
INLAND AREAS OF SOUTH TEXAS. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED
TONIGHT.

NEAR FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL BE POSSIBLE...MAINLY ACROSS THE
NORTHERN BRUSH COUNTRY AND VICTORIA CROSSROADS BRIEFLY LATE
TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY.

THE RIP CURRENT RISK WILL LIKELY BECOME MODERATE THIS WEEKEND DUE TO
SUSTAINED NORTHEAST FLOW AND PERSISTENTLY HIGH SWELL HEIGHTS AND
PERIODS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
618 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

GMZ430-432-435-450-452-455-470-472-475-061230-
SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
618 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST
GULF OF MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR TODAY ALONG WITH A LOW WATER ADVISORY.
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

NORTHEAST WINDS LOOK TO INCREASE TO ADVISORY LEVELS LATE MONDAY
NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY IN RESPONSE TO A LOW IN THE WESTERN GULF.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED.

$$

SWEENEY

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
618 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-
061230-
VERNON-RAPIDES-AVOYELLES-BEAUREGARD-ALLEN-EVANGELINE-ST. LANDRY-
CALCASIEU-JEFFERSON DAVIS-ACADIA-LAFAYETTE-UPPER ST. MARTIN-
VERMILION-IBERIA-ST. MARY-LOWER ST. MARTIN-WEST CAMERON-
EAST CAMERON-TYLER-HARDIN-JEFFERSON-ORANGE-NORTHERN JASPER-
NORTHERN NEWTON-SOUTHERN JASPER-SOUTHERN NEWTON-
618 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
LOUISIANA...SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...WEST
CENTRAL LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT.
A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT AS WELL AS A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
FOR ICE ACCUMULATIONS UP TO AROUND FIVE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH FROM
THE LAKES AREA OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS THROUGH NORTHERN PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL LOUISIANA UNTIL NOON DUE TO A WINTRY MIX OF LIGHT RAIN,
SLEET AND PERIODS OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN. A HARD FREEZE IS
EXPECTED FOR CENTRAL LOUISIANA TONIGHT. WIND CHILLS WILL APPROACH
THE 13 DEGREE ADVISORY CRITERIA FOR CENTRAL LOUISIANA LATE TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ANOTHER HARD FREEZE IS POSSIBLE FOR CENTRAL LOUISIANA FRIDAY NIGHT.

RAIN MOVES BACK INTO THE AREA SUNDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED FOR WINTRY PRECIP ACCUMULATION REPORTS.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
615 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

GMZ330-335-350-355-370-375-TXZ214-235>238-061215-
BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-GALVESTON BAY-JACKSON-MATAGORDA-
MATAGORDA BAY-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
615 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

...INLAND WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH NOON CST...

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH 3 PM CST...

...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH 6 PM CST...

STRONG NORTH WINDS BEHIND LAST NIGHTS COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL
MAINTAIN A COASTAL COUNTY WIND ADVISORY AND LOCAL WATER GALE
WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. IF TRAVELING ALONG EAST TO WEST
ORIENTATED ROADWAYS...CAUTION MAY BE REQUIRED IN HANDLING THE
WINDS BUFFERING EFFECTS TO YOUR VEHICLE. A LOW WATER ADVISORY IS
IN EFFECT TODAY AS NORTH WINDS PUSH WATER OUT OF MAINLY THE
NORTHERN EXPANSES OF THE LOCAL BAYS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A SHORT DURATION FRIDAY MORNING FREEZE MAY OCCUR JUST INLAND OF
THE COAST. YOU MAY WANT TO TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTIONS NOW TO
PROTECT PEOPLE...PETS...AND PLANTS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS CURRENTLY NOT REQUIRED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
615 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>213-226-227-061215-
AUSTIN-BRAZOS-BURLESON-COLORADO-FORT BEND-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-
LIBERTY-MADISON-MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-
WASHINGTON-WHARTON-
615 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

...WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT THROUGH NOON CST...

STRONG NORTH WINDS BEHIND WEDNESDAY EVENING COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE
HAS WIND ADVISORIES IN EFFECT ACROSS MANY COMMUNITIES WEST OF
INTERSTATE 45 AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 10 THROUGH THE MORNING. IF
TRAVELING ALONG EAST TO WEST ORIENTATED ROADWAYS...CAUTION MAY BE
REQUIRED IN HANDLING THE WINDS BUFFERING EFFECTS TO YOUR VEHICLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A FRIDAY MORNING FREEZE WILL BE LONG ENOUGH IN DURATION TO PROMPT
THOSE TO TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTIONS NOW TO PROTECT PEOPLE...PETS...
AND PLANTS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS CURRENTLY NOT REQUIRED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
445 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-061200-
MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN-
HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS-
ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL-
JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-
NAVARRO-FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-
LIMESTONE-LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON-
445 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
TEXAS...NORTHEAST TEXAS AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT
SNOW AND SLEET WILL COME TO AN END THIS MORNING...BUT ROAD
CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN HAZARDOUS MUCH OF THE DAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

25


Hydrologic Outlook


HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-
061845-

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1238 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK FOR SOUTHEAST TEXAS...SOUTHWEST
AND CENTRAL LOUISIANA...

INTRODUCTION...

THIS IS THE 2015 SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA. THIS ISSUANCE
OUTLINES CURRENT RIVER AND SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS
POTENTIAL SITUATIONS THAT COULD INDUCE FLOODING.

ANTECEDENT CONDITIONS...
DURING THE PAST TWO MONTHS...SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND SOUTHWEST AND
CENTRAL LOUISIANA HAVE EXPERIENCED GENERALLY BELOW NORMAL TO TO NEAR
NORMAL PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE AREA...WITH THE DRIEST CONDITIONS
FOUND ACROSS CENTRAL LOUISIANA. THIS CORRESPONDS TO THE WATER YEAR SO FAR
(SINCE OCTOBER 1 2014) WITH RAIN TOTALS RUNNING BETWEEN 50 AND 90
PERCENT OF NORMAL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A FEW POCKETS IN SOUTHEAST
TEXAS AND SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA WHERE RAIN AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN NEAR
NORMAL.

ACCORDING TO THE US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS)...CURRENT 28 DAY
AVERAGE STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA SHOW BELOW NORMAL
CONDITIONS WITH FLOWS AVERAGING 20 PERCENT OF NORMAL. RECENT
RAINFALLS IN THE PAST WEEK HAVE CREATED A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN
SHORT TERM STREAM FLOWS.

THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR INDICATES MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN
SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA AND ABNORMALLY DRY ELSEWHERE IN LOUISIANA.


RIVER BASIN HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK...

...NECHES AND SABINE RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES...

RAINFALL THE PAST TWO MONTHS HAS BEEN NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL
ON THE SABINE AND NECHES BASINS. BASED ON EXISTING SOIL
MOISTURE...STREAMFLOW...AND NORMAL SPRING RAINFALL PATTERNS...THE
POTENTIAL FOR SPRING FLOODING IS NEAR NORMAL AT THIS TIME. IT SHOULD
BE REMEMBERED THAT FLOODING IN THE SABINE AND NECHES BASINS RESULTS
FROM HEAVY RAINFALL OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND THESE
OCCURRENCES CAN NOT BE PREDICTED WELL IN ADVANCE.


...CALCASIEU...MERMENTAU AND VERMILION RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES...

DURING THE PAST TWO WEEKS, PRECIPITATION HAS BEEN NEAR NORMAL OVER
THE CALCASIEU AND MERMENTAU BASINS AND SOIL MOISTURE CONTENT IS
NORMAL. SEASONAL FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND FORECAST. OBSERVED DAILY
STREAMFLOWS AS A PERCENT OF MEAN ARE GIVEN BELOW.

                                              3/4
CALCASIEU RIVER              GLENMORA LA     111%
CALCASIEU RIVER                KINDER LA      97%
MERMENTAU RIVER             MERMENTAU LA     193%

BASED ON EXISTING SOIL MOISTURE...STREAMFLOW...AND NORMAL SPRING
RAINFALL PATTERNS...AN AVERAGE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS EXPECTED ACROSS
THE MERMENTAU AND CALCASIEU BASINS.


...LOWER RED RIVER...

STREAMFLOWS ARE NEAR NORMAL FOR THE RED RIVER BASIN DOWNSTREAM OF
FULTON ARKANSAS. DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN ALLEVIATED FROM ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS. UPPER RED BASIN AND
OVERALL SOIL MOISTURE CONTENT IS NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.
MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND EXPECTED IN THE UPPER RED RIVER
BASIN.

BASED ON EXISTING SOIL MOISTURE...STREAMFLOWS...AND NORMAL SPRING
RAINFALL PATTERNS...A AVERAGE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
LOWER RED RIVER VALLEY.

...ATCHAFALAYA RIVER...
DURING THE EARLY WINTER, MUCH BELOW NORMAL STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS
HAVE OCCURRED OVER THE LOWER OHIO RIVER WHILE NORMAL TO BELOW NORMAL
STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS OCCURRED IN THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. OVER
THE PAST TWO WEEKS CONDITIONS HAVE IMPROVED WITH ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WHICH HAS LED TO NORMAL STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS
ON THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

DURING THE PAST TWO WEEKS, SEASONAL FLOODING HAS OCCURRED OVER THE
SMALLER TRIBUTARIES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. NO FLOODING HAS
OCCURRED ON THE LOWER OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS THIS SEASON.
CURRENTLY MINOR RISES ARE OCCURRING ON THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
APPROACHING VICKSBURG.

AS OF MARCH 4...STREAMFLOW ON THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER NEAR SIMMESPORT
WAS NEAR 77% OF NORMAL.

BASED ON EXISTING SOIL MOISTURE...STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS...AND NORMAL
SPRING RAINFALL PATTERNS...AN AVERAGE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS EXPECTED
ALONG THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER. THE MAGNITUDE OF FUTURE CRESTS
WILL DEPEND ON THE AMOUNT AND EXTENT OF ANY UPSTREAM ACCUMULATIONS
OF SNOW COVER AND RESULTANT SNOWMELT...COUPLED WITH THE
FREQUENCY...INTENSITY...AND EXTENT OF SPRING RAINS.


METEOROLOGICAL OUTLOOK...
A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES WILL AFFECT THE AREA OVER THE NEXT 7 TO 10
DAYS...BRINGING OCCASIONAL CHANCES FOR RAIN.  CURRENTLY RAINFALL
AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO AVERAGE BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES ACROSS THE
AREA.

CLIMATOLOGICAL OUTLOOK...

THE 8-14 DAY OUTLOOK ISSUED BY THE NWS CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER
INDICATES HIGHER CHANCES OF ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR SOUTHEAST
TEXAS AND SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL LOUISIANA. HIGHER CHANCES OF ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE ALSO EXPECTED FOR THE ENTIRE AREA.

THE 30-DAY OUTLOOK FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH INDICATES GREATER CHANCES
FOR ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE
AREA...WHILE THE 90-DAY OUTLOOK INDICATES HIGHER CHANCES OF BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE...BELOW OR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


PLEASE DIRECT QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS CONCERNING THIS OUTLOOK TO...

JONATHAN BRAZZELL
SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
OR
MONTRA LOCKWOOD
FORECASTER
AT 337.477.5285 EXT 1

REFERENCES...
PRECIPITATION ANALYSIS:
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP/

STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS:
HTTP://WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/NWIS/RT

SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS:
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/SOILMST_MONITORING/US/SOILMST/SOILMST.SHTML

US DROUGHT MONITOR AND OUTLOOK:
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/MONITOR.HTML
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/EXPERT_ASSESSMENT/SEASON_DROUGHT.GIF

TX DROUGHT INFORMATION:
HTTP://WWW.TWDB.STATE.TX.US/APPS/DROUGHTINFO/ALLMAPVIEW.ASPX

CLIMATE GRAPHICS:
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NOAA.GOV/
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/PREDICTIONS/LONG_RANGE/LEAD01/OFF01_TEMP.GIF
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/PREDICTIONS/LONG_RANGE/LEAD01/OFF01_PRCP.GIF

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