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Daily Port Update
Wednesday, December 17, 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
2003-12-17 4:21 AM CST Low Tide 0.42 feet
2003-12-17 10:07 AM CST High Tide 0.72 feet
2003-12-17 3:02 PM CST Low Tide 0.27 feet
2003-12-17 10:13 PM CST High Tide 1.10 feet
2003-12-18 4:47 AM CST Low Tide -0.02 feet
2003-12-18 11:56 AM CST High Tide 0.93 feet
2003-12-18 4:11 PM CST Low Tide 0.59 feet
Sunrise: 7:08 AM
Sunset: 5:26 PM
Air Temp: 40°F / (4°C)
Rel. Humidity: 60%
Wind: NNW at 5 mph (8 km/h)
Barometric Pressure: 26.1"Hg (F)
Water Temp: 55 °F / 13.3 °C
Synopsis For High Island To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 60
Nautical Miles Including Matagorda And Galveston Bays
Northwest winds will gradually subside today as the pressure gradient
begins to relax. Another weaker cold front will move across the coastal
waters Thursday morning which will again increase the offshore flow.
Another storm system should approach the Upper Texas coastal waters on
Monday or Tuesday of next week.
Forecast as of 7:25 am CST on December 17, 2003
Waters From Freeport To The Matagorda Ship Channel Out 20 Nm-
Waters From High Island To Freeport Out 20 Nm
Small craft should exercise caution
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
North winds increasing to around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
North winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. A slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.
Notice posted on Wednesday, December 17, 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.