793  
WHUS74 KHGX 171105  
MWWHGX  
 
URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  
505 AM CST SUN DEC 17 2017  
   
..ELEVATED SEAS WILL PERSIST OFFSHORE THROUGH MID MORNING
 
 
.SEAS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED OVER THE FAR OFFSHORE WATERS THROUGH  
MID MORNING IN THE WAKE OF THE STORMS LAST NIGHT. CONDITIONS WILL  
BE IMPROVING BY THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS OF DENSE FOG OVER MATAGORDA  
BAY WILL PERSIST INTO MID MORNING.  
 
GMZ330-171500-  
/O.NEW.KHGX.MF.Y.0034.171217T1105Z-171217T1500Z/  
MATAGORDA BAY-  
505 AM CST SUN DEC 17 2017  
   
..DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A  
DENSE FOG ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS  
MORNING.  
 
* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN 1 NM AT TIMES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MARINERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY OVER  
SHORT DISTANCES. REDUCE YOUR SPEED AND KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR OTHER  
VESSELS...BUOYS AND BREAKWATERS. KEEP YOUR NAVIGATION LIGHTS ON.  
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER CRAFT  
OR NOT EQUIPPED WITH RADAR...SHOULD CONSIDER SEEKING SAFE HARBOR.  
 

 
 

 
 
GMZ370-375-171500-  
/O.CON.KHGX.SC.Y.0098.000000T0000Z-171217T1500Z/  
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO  
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-  
505 AM CST SUN DEC 17 2017  
 
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS  
MORNING...  
 
* WINDS...NORTHWEST AND WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS.  
 
* SEAS...6 TO 7 FEET.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...  
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS  
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS...ESPECIALLY  
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE  
CONDITIONS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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