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Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/31/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/30/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/29/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/28/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/27/2020 Normal
MSIB 01-20 Novel Coronavirus from USCG Washington, D.C. 01/27/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/26/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/25/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/24/2020 Normal
USCG Notice Regarding Recent Coronavirus 01/23/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/23/2020 Normal
Freeport Update 01/23/2020 Normal
Freeport Update 01/22/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/22/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/21/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/20/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/19/2020 Normal
Freeport - Update 01/18/2020 Normal
Freeport - Update 01/18/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/18/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/17/2020 Normal
Freeport // Open to all vessel traffic 01/17/2020 Normal
Freeport // Update01/16/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/16/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic 01/15/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic 01/15/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic 01/15/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/15/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 01/14/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/14/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 01/13/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/13/2020 Normal
Sea fog returning to the region Monday morning01/12/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/12/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 01/11/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 01/11/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/11/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 01/11/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 01/10/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/10/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/09/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/08/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/07/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/06/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/05/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/04/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/03/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/02/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/01/2020 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Thursday, January 16, 2020
Priority:Normal
Notice:

 

January 16, 2020            Thursday

 

 

                

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

 

 

NOAA Weather

GMZ300-170315-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

858 AM CST Thu Jan 16 2020

 

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

Periods of sea fog...some dense...will continue to be possible

through today. A weakening frontal boundary might sag into the area

this evening which may slightly improve visibilities into Friday.

However, dense fog looks possible again Friday night into Saturday

in advance of a stronger front that should push through Saturday

afternoon. Fog will come to an end with the frontal passage, but

small craft advisories are likely in the wake of the front with

moderate offshore winds and building seas.  

 

$$

 

 

 

 

Houston // Closed to all vessel traffic

 

Following excerpt from WGMA email regarding PCT meeting

 

The US Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston’s Vessel Traffic Service (VTS)<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#000090"> held a Port Coordination Team (PCT) conference call this morning at 0900 hours to look at the situation on the Houston Ship Channel due to the ongoing foggy conditions in the area. Your WGMA Maritime Affairs team participated on the call and has the following report for our membership: <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

 <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

VTS:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#000090"> The VTS restriction on traffic movement between lighted buoy 7 & 9, however only one-way traffic is being permitted. The sunken boat is unstable, and a search/recovery operation is still underway for 2 missing crewmembers. At startup, tows are being asked to meter their entry into the main channels, but otherwise there will be no restrictions. The USCG Cutter BELUGA is on station at the wreck. <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

 

 

Recent port closures

01/02

0420       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1300       Outbound vessel traffic only resumed

2045        Inbound vessel traffic resumed // Outbound vessel traffic suspended

 

01/03

0530       Outbound vessel traffic resumed // Open to all vessel traffic

 

01/10

2325       All vessel traffic suspended due to inclement weather

 

01/11

0530       All vessel traffic resumed

0850       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1100       All vessel traffic resumed

 

01/12

0850       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1100       All vessel traffic resumed

 

01/13

1715       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

01/14

1135       Outbound vessel traffic resumed // inbound vessel traffic remains suspended

1550       USCG MSU suspended all vessel traffic – due to vessel and Fishing vessel in Bolivar Roads // Also dense fog

 

Present traffic

43           Vessel’s set to proceed inbound

52           Vessel’s set to proceed outbound

  2           Vessel’s set to shift

 

 

 

Galveston / Texas City // Closed to all vessel traffic

 

01/13

1725         All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

01/14

1300          All vessel traffic resumed

1720          All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

01/15 

1600          All vessel traffic resumed

1715          All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

 

 

Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic

 

01/10 

2200       All vessel traffic suspended due to inclement weather

 

01/11 

0530       All vessel traffic resumed

0916       All vessel traffic suspended

1415       All vessel traffic resumed

 

01/13

1630       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

01/14

1145       All vessel traffic resumed // First outbound vessel to sail 1300 hrs

1408       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog  

 

01/15

0645       All vessel traffic resumed

1000      All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1200      All vessel traffic resumed

1715      All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

 

 

NOAA Weather Service

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Houston

Galveston

Freeport

Sunrise

Sunset

0717 hrs

1745 hrs

0714 hrs

1744 hrs

0716 hrs

1747 hrs

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently   69° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low           63° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          75° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer  30.28 in / 1025.9 mb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently     69° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low             63° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity     96%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer  30.30 in / 1025.9 mb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently     69° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low             62° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity     96%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer  30.28 in / 1025.4 mb

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Visibility        0.5 miles

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

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

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

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 73. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 7am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.

M.L.King Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 57.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 56.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 71. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. East wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Patchy fog after 8pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south after midnight.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 7am. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 72. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 4am, then a chance of showers after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Breezy.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Breezy.

M.L.King Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 57.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Breezy.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind 10 to 15 mph.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy fog before midnight, then patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 75. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3am, then a slight chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Breezy.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

M.L.King Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 57.

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

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 57.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Breezy.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">PORTS NOAA/NOS Water Levels (above MLLW) @ 0952 hrs

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.2 ft Steady = 46’02”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.4 ft Falling = 46’04”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.3 ft Falling = 46’03”

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0952 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">3 knots from S gusts to 6 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">6 knots from E gusts to 6 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">5 knots from ENE gusts to 6 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">8 knots from ENE gusts to 9 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">4 knots from S gusts to 6 knots

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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FZUS54 KHGX 161458

CWFHGX

 

Coastal Waters Forecast

National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX

858 AM CST Thu Jan 16 2020

 

Upper Texas coastal waters from High Island to the Matagorda Ship

Channel out 60 nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

 

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

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

highest 10 percent of the waves.

 

GMZ300-170315-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

858 AM CST Thu Jan 16 2020

 

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

Periods of sea fog...some dense...will continue to be possible

through today. A weakening frontal boundary might sag into the area

this evening which may slightly improve visibilities into Friday.

However, dense fog looks possible again Friday night into Saturday

in advance of a stronger front that should push through Saturday

afternoon. Fog will come to an end with the frontal passage, but

small craft advisories are likely in the wake of the front with

moderate offshore winds and building seas.  

 

$$

 

GMZ335-170315-

Galveston Bay-

858 AM CST Thu Jan 16 2020

 

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

 

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

fog.

.TONIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.

Areas of fog. A slight chance of showers.

.FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.

A slight chance of showers early in the morning. Areas of fog

early in the morning, then patchy fog in the late morning and

afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south

after midnight. Bay waters smooth. Patchy fog. A chance of

showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the late evening

and overnight.

.SATURDAY...South winds around 5 knots becoming northeast in the

afternoon. Bay waters smooth. Patchy fog early in the morning.

Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the morning. A

chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the

afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to

20 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

choppy after midnight. A chance of showers and a slight chance of

thunderstorms until early morning, then a slight chance of

showers late.

.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A

slight chance of showers in the morning.

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

slightly choppy.

.MONDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 10 to

15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters choppy becoming slightly

choppy in the afternoon.

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

slightly choppy.

 

$$

 

GMZ355-170315-

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

858 AM CST Thu Jan 16 2020

 

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CST THIS EVENING...

 

.TODAY...East winds 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Areas of fog. A slight

chance of showers in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Areas of

fog. A slight chance of showers.

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

chance of showers early in the morning. Areas of fog early in the

morning, then patchy fog in the late morning and afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south

5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy fog. A

chance of showers in the late evening and early morning. A slight

chance of thunderstorms in the late evening and overnight.

Showers likely late.

.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming northeast in

the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy fog. Thunderstorms likely

in the morning. Showers likely. A chance of thunderstorms in the

afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A

chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A

slight chance of showers.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to

4 feet.

.MONDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

 

$$

 

GMZ330-170315-

Matagorda Bay-

858 AM CST Thu Jan 16 2020

 

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

 

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

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

afternoon. A slight chance of showers.

.TONIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.

Areas of fog. A slight chance of showers.

.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy. A slight chance of showers early in the morning. Areas of

fog early in the morning, then patchy fog in the late morning and

afternoon.

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

Patchy fog. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the late evening

and early morning. A chance of showers in the late evening and

overnight. A chance of thunderstorms late.

.SATURDAY...East winds around 5 knots becoming north in the

afternoon. Bay waters smooth. Showers likely and a chance of

thunderstorms until late afternoon, then a chance of showers and

a slight chance of thunderstorms late in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to

20 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

choppy after midnight. A slight chance of thunderstorms until

early morning. A chance of showers.

.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A

slight chance of showers.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to

15 to 20 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy

becoming choppy after midnight.

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

15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters choppy becoming slightly

choppy in the afternoon.

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

slightly choppy.

 

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GMZ350-170315-

Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out

20 NM-

858 AM CST Thu Jan 16 2020

 

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

 

.TODAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Areas of fog.

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

.TONIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Areas of

fog. A slight chance of showers.

.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Areas

of fog early in the morning, then patchy fog in the late morning

and afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Patchy fog until early morning. A chance of showers and a slight

chance of thunderstorms in the late evening and early morning.

Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms late.

.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming northeast in

the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of thunderstorms until

late afternoon. Showers likely. A slight chance of thunderstorms

late in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A

chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A

chance of showers.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

A slight chance of showers.

.MONDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming 15 to 20 knots

in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

 

$$

 

GMZ370-375-170315-

Waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX from 20 to

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

858 AM CST Thu Jan 16 2020

 

.TODAY...East winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy fog.

.TONIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots

after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A slight chance of showers in

the evening. Areas of fog.

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

15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Areas of fog early

in the morning. Patchy fog in the late morning and afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south

5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Patchy fog in the

evening. A chance of showers in the late evening and early

morning. A chance of thunderstorms in the late evening and

overnight. Showers likely late.

.SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in the

afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Thunderstorms likely in the morning.

Showers likely. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast

20 to 25 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet building to 5 to

7 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet after midnight. Showers

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

chance of showers in the late evening and overnight.

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

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

until late afternoon. A chance of showers.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet

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

.MONDAY...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots becoming 15 to 25 knots

in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to

8 feet.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet

with occasional seas up to 6 feet.

 

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

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hgx/<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

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

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

http://www.khou.com/weather/<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

Please visit our WEB Site<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> www.moranshipping.com<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> for port tide tables <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

197’ (Morgan’s Point)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Air drafts clearances are based on MHW // Vessels should allow an additional 10 feet clearance for the Power Lines<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">Port of Texas City

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

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

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

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

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

<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:white">

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

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

 

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Army Corp of Engineers

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

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

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

www.brazospilots.com

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NOAA

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Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.