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Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/31/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/30/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/29/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/28/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/27/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/26/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/25/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/24/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/23/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/22/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/21/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/20/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/19/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/18/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/17/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/16/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/15/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/14/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/13/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/12/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/11/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/10/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/09/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/08/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/07/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/06/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/05/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/04/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/03/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/02/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/01/2018 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Priority:Normal
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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">January 2, 2017            Tuesday

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update  

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Houston // Open to all vessel traffic

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">NOAA Ports Buoys are reporting less than normal water levels.  Maximum deep draft vessels may be delayed, due to strong north winds pushing water out of Galveston Bay.

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Houston Ship Channel Update

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">12/17

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">0833       Pilots suspended boarding all vessel traffic due to fog

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1600       Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic only

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">12/18

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">0750       Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessel traffic and remains boarding outbound traffic

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1408       Pilots suspended boarding all vessel traffic due to fog

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">12/19

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1430       Pilots resumed boarding outbound traffic only  (will actually start moving outbound traffic at 1630)

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1845       Pilots suspended boarding all vessel traffic due to dense fog    

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">12/20

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">0345       Pilots resumed boarding all vessel traffic

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">12/21

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1100       Pilots suspended outbound traffic due to  dense fog

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1409       Pilots suspended boarding all traffic due dense fog

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1635       Pilots resumed boarding inbound traffic only (actual boarding commenced 2030 hrs)

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">12/22

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">0430       Pilots suspended boarding inbound vessel traffic and resumed boarding outbound traffic

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">0700       Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessel traffic and remains boarding outbound vessel traffic

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1510       Pilots suspended boarding outbound vessels due to dense sea fog

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1810       Pilots suspended boarding all vessel traffic due to dense fog       

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">12/31

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">0550       Pilot resumed boarding all vessel traffic

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The Houston Ship Channel is open 24/7 with draft and other restrictions;

-Entrance Channel to ExxonMobil Baytown - maximum 45'

-ExxonMobil Baytown to Shell - maximum 41'

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">                -Shell to Houston Cement West - maximum 40'

-Houston Cement West to City Dock # 16 - maximum 36'

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">                -Turning Basin – Maximum 29’

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Effective October 24th, 2017

The dredging of the Houston Ship Channel between beacons 66 and 72 has been completed.  The 42’ restriction to Exxon has been lifted. The HSC is good for vessels with a draft fresh water of 45’ up to Exxon.  The HSC from Exxon to Shell still has a 41’ draft restriction.  The contract for this portion of the channel has been let and work should begin in the next few days.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

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Barbours Cut channel has a 44’ restriction and the Bayport channel has a restriction of 42’ and greater is daylight restricted, two tractors Pilot’s discretion.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

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

Overcast

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently   29° F

Low             24<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High           37° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity     49%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.60 in / 1036.7 mob

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   12° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Visibility     10 miles

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind Chill  21° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind NE 9 mph

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently    31° F

Low             29<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High           38° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity     56%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.60 in / 1036.2 mob Dewpoint   17° F

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind Chill  21° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind  NE 13 mph

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently   32° F

Low             25<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          39° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity   50%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.59 in / 1035.7 mob

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   15° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Visibility     10 miles

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind Chill   24 F

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">A slight chance of rain showers and sleet before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 24. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. North wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 46. Wind chill values between 15 and 25 early. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 28. Northwest wind around 5 mph. 

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 47. North wind around 5 mph. 

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 52.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">A slight chance of rain showers and sleet before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 29. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 44. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 34. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 45. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph. 

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">A slight chance of rain showers and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 25. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. North wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 46. Wind chill values between 15 and 25 early. North wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 48. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 435 AM CST Tue Jan 2 2018   TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-031045- Austin-Brazoria-Brazos-Burleson-Chambers-Colorado-Fort Bend- Galveston-Grimes-Harris-Houston-Jackson-Liberty-Madison-Matagorda- Montgomery-Polk-San Jacinto-Trinity-Walker-Waller-Washington- Wharton- 435 AM CST Tue Jan 2 2018   This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas..   .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight   Very cold temperatures will prevail today and tonight with most areas forecast to struggle to climb out of the 30s. Wind chill values will fall into the teens this morning and slowly recover this afternoon. A Hard Freeze Warning remains in effect through Wednesday morning for areas along and north of I-10. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for the Piney Woods region this morning.   There will be a very slight chance of light rain/sleet near the coast today, but no accumulation is expected.   .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday   Very cold temperatures will persist through Thursday morning with morning low temperatures falling into the 20`s and wind chill values falling into the teens and low 20`s. A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect through Wednesday morning. Additional Hard Freeze Warnings and/or Wind Chill Advisories may be required for parts of Southeast Texas.   .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...   Spotter activation will not be needed.   $$  


<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Hard Freeze Warning URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 352 AM CST Tue Jan 2 2018   ...Hard Freeze Warning Remains In Effect...   .The significant cold snap enveloping Southeast Texas continues. Hard freeze conditions are expected as far south as the general vicinity of Interstate 10 both tonight and tomorrow night. Though temperatures will rise into the 30s today, the warning is extended through both nights to indicate the prolonged nature of the cold snap. Cold weather will continue later into the week, but a smaller area will require a hard freeze warning in following nights.   TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-227-021800- /O.CON.KHGX.HZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180103T1500Z/ Austin-Brazos-Burleson-Chambers-Colorado-Fort Bend-Grimes-Harris- Houston-Liberty-Madison-Montgomery-Polk-San Jacinto-Trinity- Walker-Waller-Washington- Including the cities of Anahuac, Bellville, Brenham, Brookshire, Bryan, Caldwell, Cleveland, Cold spring, College Station, Columbus, Conroe, Corrigan, Crockett, Dayton, Eagle Lake, Groveton, Hempstead, Houston, Humble, Huntsville, Katy, Lake Somerville, Liberty, Livingston, Madisonville, Missouri City, Mont Belview, Navasota, Onalaska, Pasadena, Prairie View, Richmond, Rosenberg, Sealy, Shepherd, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Tomball, Trinity, Weimar, Willis, and Winnie 352 AM CST Tue Jan 2 2018   ...HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST WEDNESDAY...   * EVENT...Temperatures below 25 for two hours or more. Areas   farther north are expected to see a longer duration of these   temperatures.   * TIMING...The most likely window for sub-25 temperatures will be   between now and 10 AM Tuesday, and again between 10 PM Tuesday   and 9 AM Wednesday.   * IMPACT...Hard freeze conditions will kill sensitive vegetation   and could cause damage to exposed pipes. People and pets   without proper protection and/or shelter will be vulnerable to   hypothermia.   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...   A Hard Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.   && <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> 

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maximum Deep Drafts - Houston / Galveston Bay

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">PORTS NOAA/NOS Water Levels (above MLLW) @ 0812 hrs

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.2 ft Falling = 45’01”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">11 knots from ENE, gusts to 14 knots

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">13 knots from NNE, gusts to 15 knots

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Coastal Waters Forecast

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">417 AM CST Tue Jan 2 2018

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Upper Texas coastal waters from High Island to the Matagorda Ship

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Channel out 60 nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">1/3 of the waves...along with the occasional height of the average

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">highest 10 percent of the waves.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ300-022330-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">417 AM CST Tue Jan 2 2018

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Northerly winds will continue today with small craft exercise

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">caution in the offshore waters. Winds will gradually decrease late

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Wednesday through the end of the week. Southerly winds develop

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">over the weekend. We will monitor for sea fog formation for

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Sunday.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ330-335-022330-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Matagorda Bay-Galveston Bay-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">417 AM CST Tue Jan 2 2018

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TODAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">choppy. A slight chance of showers and sleet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TONIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">choppy.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">choppy.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">smooth.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in the

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">afternoon. Bay waters smooth.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">choppy. A slight chance of showers.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ350-355-022330-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Coastal waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel out

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">20 NM-Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport out 20 NM-

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution...

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TODAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A slight chance of

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">showers in the morning. A chance of showers in the afternoon.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TONIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A slight

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">chance of showers in the evening.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.WEDNESDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 5 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">2 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">chance of showers.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">4 feet. A slight chance of showers.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ370-375-022330-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">60 NM-Waters from High Island to Freeport from 20 to 60 NM-

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution...

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TODAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">occasional seas up to 7 feet. A chance of showers.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TONIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">occasional seas up to 7 feet. A chance of showers in the evening,

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">then a slight chance of showers after midnight.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.WEDNESDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">occasional seas up to 7 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">chance of showers.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">4 feet. A slight chance of showers.

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Port of Houston Authority

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ACOE Project Depth for Houston Ship Channel

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

<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-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">HSC Air Drafts Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

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

<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)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Air drafts clearances are based on MHW // Vessels should allow an additional 10 feet clearance for the Power Lines

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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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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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 # 11, 12, 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">

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

<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:#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

http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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

http://www.houston-pilots.com/<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">Galveston Texas City Pilots

http://galvestonpilots.com/galtexnew/<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">

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

www.brazospilots.com

 

NOAA

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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-to-date information.