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Daily Port Update
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
PORT OF FREEPORT
Daylight Restrictions 0700 - 1615 Lt.
Freeport Navigable Channel:
Maximum Draft: 45 feet 00 inches
Recommended Draft: 42 feet 00 inches
Maximum Draft: 36 Feet 00 inches
Local Weather Condition & Forcast:
DATE TIME TIDE LEVEL
2003-12-10 9:38 AM CST Low Tide -0.70 feet
2003-12-10 6:37 PM CST High Tide 1.55 feet
2003-12-10 10:18 PM CST Low Tide 1.40 feet
2003-12-10 11:46 PM CST High Tide 1.41 feet
2003-12-11 10:16 AM CST Low Tide -0.70 feet
Air Temp: 43°F / (6°C)
Rel. Humidity: 55%
Wind: NW at 12 mph (19 km/h)
Barometric Pressure: 26.1"Hg (F)
Water Temp: 60 °F / 16.1 °C
Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60
Nautical Miles Including Galveston And Matagorda Bays
Strong offshore winds will gradually weaken later today and tonight as
high pressure builds into the area. East winds will begin on Thursday and
strengthen toward the end of the week in response to the next storm system
developing out west. A strong offshore flow will develop again on Saturday
as this storm moves off to the east.
Forecast as of 3:30 am CST on December 10, 2003
Galveston Bay - Matagorda Bay
Small Craft Advisory in effect
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots...becoming north 10 to 15 knots late.
Choppy Bay waters becoming slightly choppy late.
North winds around 10 knots...becoming Northeast. Bay waters slightly
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots...becoming East. Bay waters smooth.
East winds around 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to slightly choppy.
East winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters becoming slightly
choppy. A slight chance of showers.
South winds 10 to 15 knot...becoming northwest and increasing to 15 to 20
knots. Slightly choppy Bay waters becoming choppy. A chance of showers and
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.
Notice posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2003
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.