Live Weather Observations


Station FCGT2 - 8772447
USCG Freeport, TX

December 18, 2018 6:00 pm CST
Location: 28.943N 95.302W
Wind Direction: ENE (70°)
Wind Speed: 12.1 knots
Wind Gust: 14.0 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.99 in (1015.7 mb)
Pressure Tendency: -0.02 in (-0.7 mb)
Air Temperature: 61.9°F (16.6°C)
Water Temperature: 62.8°F (17.1°C)


Coastal Marine Forecast


000
FZNT27 KNHC 182103
OFFN06

NAVTEX Marine Forecast
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
403 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

...Please refer to Coastal Waters Forecasts (CWF) available
through NOAA Weather Radio and other means for detailed
Coastal Waters Forecasts...

.SYNOPSIS...A developing intense low pressure system will move
E-NE from Texas to the Carolinas on Wed through Thu night,
dragging a strong and convective cold front across the Gulf
waters. Marine conditions are expected to rapidly deteriorate
across the region Thu afternoon as the low deepens. Gale force
winds are likely north of 25N across the central and northern
Gulf on Thu and Fri. Seas will build to a maximum around 20 ft
on Fri over the central Gulf.

Northwest Gulf of Mexico

...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building to
3 ft after midnight. Chance of showers.
.WED...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms.
.WED NIGHT...W to NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Chance
of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.THU...NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 10 to 15 ft in NW swell.
.FRI...NW to N winds 20 to 30 kt, shifting to NW 15 to 20 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 8 to 11 ft in NW swell.
.FRI NIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to SW 5 to
10 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft in NW swell.
.SAT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.

North Central and Northeast Gulf of Mexico

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building to 3 to
4 ft late in the afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Numerous
showers and scattered thunderstorms.
.THU...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft in SW to W
swell, building to 12 to 17 ft in W swell after midnight.
.FRI...W to NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 12 to 17 ft in W swell.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft in W swell.
.SAT...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to W 5 to 10 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft in W swell.
.SAT NIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...S winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

Offshore Marine Forecast


000
FZNT24 KNHC 182102
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
402 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico

Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average
height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be
more than twice the significant wave height.

GMZ001-190915-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
402 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A developing intense low pressure system will move
E-NE from Texas to the Carolinas on Wed through Thu night,
dragging a strong and convective cold front across the Gulf
waters. Marine conditions are expected to rapidly deteriorate
across the region Thu afternoon as the low deepens. Gale force
winds are likely north of 25N across the central and northern Gulf
on Thu and Fri. Seas will build to a maximum around 20 ft on Fri
over the central Gulf.

$$

GMZ011-190915-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
402 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED NIGHT...W to NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.THU...NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 7 to 11
ft in NW to N swell in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NW to N winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 9 to 13 ft in NW to
N swell.
.FRI...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NW to N swell, subsiding to
4 to 6 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to S late.
Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.

$$

GMZ013-190915-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
402 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.WED NIGHT...SW to W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Numerous
showers and scattered thunderstorms.
.THU...W to NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to
8 to 12 ft in W to NW swell in the afternoon. Scattered showers.
.THU NIGHT...W to NW winds 30 to 35 kt. Seas 10 to 16 ft in W to
NW swell.
.FRI...NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 10 to 15 ft in W to NW swell.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming W to NW 10 to 15 kt
late. Seas 6 to 8 ft in W to NW swell.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.

$$

GMZ015-190915-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
402 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less, building to 2 to
4 ft in the afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms.
.WED NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Numerous
showers and scattered thunderstorms.
.THU...SW to W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in S to SW
swell. Numerous thunderstorms.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft in SW to W
swell, building to 10 to 15 ft in W swell late.
.FRI...W to NW winds 30 to 35 kt. Seas 12 to 19 ft in W swell.
.FRI NIGHT...W to NW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt
late. Seas 10 to 16 ft in W swell, subsiding to 8 to
12 ft in W swell late.
.SAT...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in W swell.
.SAT NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to NE to E late.
Seas 3 to 5 ft in W swell.
.SUN...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, subsiding to
3 ft or less in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.

$$

GMZ017-190915-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
402 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

.TONIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to W to NW late in the
afternoon. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED NIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 6 to
9 ft in NW to N swell in the late morning and afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft in N
swell.
.FRI...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in N swell.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to SE to S 10 to
15 kt late. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.

$$

GMZ019-190915-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
402 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.WED NIGHT...SW to W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.THU...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to
7 to 11 ft in W to NW swell in the afternoon. Scattered showers.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 10 to 15 ft in NW swell.
.FRI...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 10 to 16 ft in NW swell.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NW swell.
.SAT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in NW to N swell.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ021-190915-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
402 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Numerous
showers and scattered thunderstorms.
.THU...SW to W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in S to SW
swell. Numerous thunderstorms.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft in W swell.
.FRI...W to NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 11 to 17 ft in W to NW
swell.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 15 ft in W to NW
swell.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NW swell.
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in NW
swell.
.SUN...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ023-190915-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
402 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft or less, building to
2 to 4 ft in the late evening and overnight.
.WED...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW to W 5 to 10 kt
late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.THU...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to
3 to 5 ft late in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.FRI...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in N to NE
swell.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to E to SE late.
Seas 6 to 8 ft in N swell.
.SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ025-190915-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
402 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to W 10 to 15 kt late.
Seas 3 ft or less.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to
6 ft late in the afternoon. Scattered showers.
.THU NIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NW to N
swell.
.FRI...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NW to N
swell.
.FRI NIGHT...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to N to NE 5 kt
late. Seas 6 to 8 ft in NW to N swell.
.SAT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in NW to N swell.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

Forecaster Nelson