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Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/31/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/30/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/29/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/28/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/27/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/26/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/25/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/24/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/23/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/22/2015 Normal
Hurricane Danny08/21/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/21/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/20/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/19/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/18/2015 Normal
Drought Causes Draft Restrictions in the Panama Canal08/17/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/17/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/16/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/15/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/13/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/12/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/11/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/10/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/09/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/08/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/07/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/06/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/05/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/04/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/03/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/02/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/01/2015 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">August 26, 2015             Wednesday

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update   <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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Hurricane Season / Be Prepared

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">TROPICAL STORM ERIKA

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">WTNT45 KNHC 260841

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">TROPICAL STORM ERIKA DISCUSSION NUMBER   6

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL052015

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">500 AM AST WED AUG 26 2015

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Convection has increased near and to the east of the estimated

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">center position of Erika during the past few hours. Subjective and

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">objective Dvorak estimates remain T2.5/35 kt, and that is the

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">intensity for this advisory. The central pressure of 1003 mb is

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">based on a dropsonde from a NOAA aircraft that reported 1004 mb and

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">25 kt of wind south of the apparent surface center.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">The intensity forecast remains very uncertain. Despite the recent

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">improvement in the convective pattern, the statistical guidance

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">shows only very gradual strengthening during the forecast period

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">due to 15 to 25 kt of westerly to northwesterly shear. Another

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">major negative factor in the SHIPS model is the weakening of the

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">vortex in the GFS forecast. The HWRF is also very slow to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">strengthen Erika in the short term, but continues to show

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">intensification late in the period. The latest ECMWF run shows a

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">more robust cyclone in its latest forecast, while the GFS, as

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">mentioned above, weakens the vortex to a wave in 2 to 3 days. Given

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">this uncertainty, the NHC forecast remains close to the intensity

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">consensus and shows very slow intensification in the first 2

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">to 3 days followed by steadier strengthening at days 4 and 5.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">The initial motion estimate is 280/16. Erika will be steered

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">westward to west-northwestward over the next 2 to 3 days by the

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Atlantic subtropical ridge to the north, and the track model

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">guidance is in good agreement on this scenario. After that time,

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">the track model guidance shows increasing spread with a lack of run

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">to run consistency. For example, the latest run of the GFS takes a

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">much weaker Erika west-northwestward while the new ECMWF run is

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">stronger with Erika with a track farther to the right. Overall, the

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">track guidance envelop has shifted a little to the left this cycle,

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">with the majority of the aids showing a west-northwestward to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">northwestward motion as the cyclone nears the western edge of the

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">ridge by day 5. The NHC forecast follows this trend and is close to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">the HWRF and a little to the right of the ECMWF and GEFS ensemble

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">mean at days 3 through 5. This track is left of the TVCA consensus,

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">which has been pulled to the right by the outlier GFDL model this

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">cycle. Given the uncertainty, this is a good time to remind users

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">that average NHC track forecast errors over the past 5 years are 180

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">miles at day 4 and 240 miles at day 5.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">New tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Virgin Islands, and several other islands in the northeastern

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Caribbean by their respective Meteorological Services.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">INIT  26/0900Z 16.1N  56.0W   35 KT  40 MPH

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">12H  26/1800Z 16.5N  58.4W   40 KT  45 MPH

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">24H  27/0600Z 17.2N  61.5W   40 KT  45 MPH

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">36H  27/1800Z 18.1N  64.5W   45 KT  50 MPH

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">48H  28/0600Z 19.2N  67.2W   45 KT  50 MPH

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">72H  29/0600Z 21.4N  72.4W   50 KT  60 MPH

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">96H  30/0600Z 24.0N  76.5W   60 KT  70 MPH

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">120H  31/0600Z 26.0N  79.5W   70 KT  80 MPH

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Forecaster Brennan<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Houston // Open to all traffic

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Galveston / Texas City // Open to all traffic

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Freeport // Open to all traffic

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<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">Wednesday

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          95° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    91%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer  30.06 in / 1018.5 mb

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently    77° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          90° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    85° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.06 in / 1017.8 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   72° 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">Heat index  78° F

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          91° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    94° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.06 in  / 1017.9 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   72° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Visibility      7 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 N 5 mph

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Today: <span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sunny, with a high near 95. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 96. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 96. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 72.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 94.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 94.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sunny, with a high near 90. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 79. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 91. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 80. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 91. East wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 80.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 80.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 80.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 80.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Today: <span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sunny, with a high near 91. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 75. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 92. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 76. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 90.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

 

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">KHOU WEATHER

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

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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) @ 0708 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.5 ft Rising = 46’05”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.7 ft Rising = 46’07”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.6 ft Steady = 46’06”

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0708 hrs 

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">7 knots from NNE, gusts to 15 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">13 knots from ENE, gusts to 15 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">13 knots from ENE, gusts to 16 knots

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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">GMZ300-262145-

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">334 AM CDT WED AUG 26 2015

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING AS A WEAK FRONTAL

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">BOUNDARY FILTERS INTO THE AREA. WINDS WEAKEN LATER IN THE DAY AND

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">COULD BRIEFLY SHIFT BACK TO THE SOUTHEAST NEAR THE COAST IN

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">ASSOCIATION WITH A WEAK SEABREEZE. OTHERWISE...LIGHT NORTHEAST FLOW

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SHOULD GRADUALLY TRANSITION BACK TO THE SOUTHEAST THURSDAY NIGHT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">AND PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">GMZ330-335-262145-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">334 AM CDT WED AUG 26 2015

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS THIS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MORNING...THEN DECREASING AND BECOMING SOUTHEAST LATE IN THE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SMOOTH.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">GMZ350-355-262145-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">334 AM CDT WED AUG 26 2015

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS THIS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MORNING...THEN DECREASING AND BECOMING EAST LATE IN THE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MIDNIGHT.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. A

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">GMZ370-375-262145-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">334 AM CDT WED AUG 26 2015

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS THIS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MORNING...THEN DECREASING LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MIDNIGHT.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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Port of Houston Authority

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ACOE Project Depth for Houston Ship Channel

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

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

<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 Barbours 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

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

<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">Jesse Jones

<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">

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

<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,

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

<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.