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Subject:RE: Freeport Area Update
Date:Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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Synopsis For High Island To Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60 Nm

Through the end of the week...onshore winds will increase and seas will build under a tightening pressure gradient in response to a developing storm system out west.

Advisory flags are possible as early as Thursday night. A long southeasterly fetch is expected to develop across the Gulf and expect elevated winds and seas to persist through the weekend.



Matagorda Bay-Galveston Bay-



South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly choppy in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.


South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.


Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming choppy in the afternoon.

Thursday Night Through Saturday Night

Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.


Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms


Daily Tide Prediction



Disclaimer: These data are based upon the latest information available as of the date of your request, and may differ from the published tide tables.


Daily Tide Prediction

Station Name: FREEPORT

State: TX

Station id: 8772440

Prediction Type: Harmonic

From: 20120411 12:00AM - 20120412 11:59PM

Units: Feet

Time Zone: LST/LDT

Datum: MLLW

Interval Type: High/Low Tide Predictions

Date                Day     Time                Pred     High/Low

2012/04/11      Wed    12:59 AM        -0.26    L

2012/04/11      Wed    09:52 AM        1.94     H

2012/04/12      Thu      02:07 AM        -0.13    L

2012/04/12      Thu      11:07 AM        1.84     H



Sun Rise / Set Information



        11 April 2012         Central Daylight Time         



        Begin civil twilight       6:35 a.m.                

        Sunrise                    6:59 a.m.                

        Sun transit                1:22 p.m.                

        Sunset                     7:46 p.m.                

        End civil twilight         8:10 p.m.                



        Moonset                   10:06 a.m. on preceding day

        Moonrise                  12:24 a.m.                

        Moon transit               5:45 a.m.                

        Moonset                   11:07 a.m.                

        Moonrise                   1:19 a.m. on following day


Phase of the Moon on 11 April:   waning gibbous with 69% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Last quarter Moon on 13 April 2012 at 5:50 a.m. Central Daylight Time.



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Notice posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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.