Texas General Land Office
 Texas General Land Office
 George P. Bush, Commissioner

 Oil Spill Prevention
 & Response

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Real Time Ocean Observations
Supporting Oil Spill Prevention and
Response since 1995
Geochemical and Environmental Research Group

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Articles & Publications
Development of TABS paper(pdf)
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WAVCIS (LSU)

Texas General Land Office
 Texas General Land Office
 George P. Bush, Commissioner

 Oil Spill Prevention
 & Response

Texas Automated Buoy System
Real Time Ocean Observations
Supporting Oil Spill Prevention and
Response since 1995
Geochemical and Environmental Research Group

TABS Data Products
TABS Home
Real Time Data Analysis
Current Summary
Buoy Status
TABS Model Results
NOAA Wave Model
Vector Addition Trajectory Tool

NOAA GNOME Oil Spill
Data Products

TGLO/TABS GNOME Forecast
TWBD Texas Bays and Estuaries
GNOME Files

NOAA GNOME Download

Weather
Hurricane Tracks
Marine Forecasts
 TX     LA     Offshore   
MRF 10 day forecast (UNiSYS)


TABS Information
IMPORTANT: Notice to Mariners
TABS News
TABS Web Site Stats
Comments


Articles & Publications
Development of TABS paper(pdf)
Ten Years of TABS paper(pdf)
Oceans 2001 TABS paper(pdf)
Oceans 2009 TABS paper(pdf)
Oceans 2011 TABS paper(pdf)


Links
GCOOS (Member)
TGLO Oilspill Division
NDBC    Home    West Gulf   
TWBD Tide Forecasts
National Hurricane Center
Houston/Galveston PORTS
Texas Parks Harmful Algal Blooms
AVHRR Images (Johns Hopkins)
TCOON (TAMUCC)
WAVCIS (LSU)

Texas Coastal Marine Forecast
Expires:201712151615;;910202
FZUS54 KLCH 150324
CWFLCH

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
924 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Coastal waters from the Lower Atchafalaya River LA to High 
Island TX out 60 nautical miles including Sabine and 
Calcasieu Lakes and Vermilion Bay

Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the
highest one third of the waves...along with the occasional 
height of the average highest ten percent of the waves.


GMZ400-151615-
Synopsis for Lower Atchafalaya River LA to High Island TX out
60 NM including Sabine and Calcasieu Lakes and Vermilion Bay
924 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Light winds will prevail into the evening with winds becoming 
north and then increasing with a frontal passage. Showers are
expected late tonight into Friday in association with the front,
with north winds gradually decreasing as high pressure settles 
into the region. Onshore flow and rain chances will increase by 
late Saturday and into Sunday as an upper level trough and 
associated surface low move northeast across the area.  

$$


Expires:201712151530;;908333
FZUS54 KHGX 150231
CWFHGX

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
831 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Upper Texas coastal waters from High Island to the Matagorda Ship
Channel out 60 nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest
1/3 of the waves...along with the occasional height of the average
highest 10 percent of the waves.


GMZ370-375-151530-
Waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to
60 NM-Waters from High Island to Freeport from 20 to 60 NM-
831 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM CST FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north
15 to 25 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet building to 3 to
5 feet after midnight. A chance of showers early in the evening,
then showers likely after midnight. 
.FRIDAY...North winds 20 to 30 knots becoming northeast 15 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas
up to 10 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to
7 feet in the afternoon. Showers likely in the morning, then a
chance of showers in the afternoon. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
A slight chance of showers. 
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet building to 3 to
5 feet in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the
morning, then a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in
the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming
southwest 20 to 25 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 7 feet. Showers likely and isolated
thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots becoming south after
midnight. Seas 3 feet. A chance of showers. 
.MONDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Showers likely. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A
chance of showers. 
.TUESDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A slight
chance of showers. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. A slight chance of showers. 

$$

Expires:201712151530;;908332
FZUS54 KHGX 150231
CWFHGX

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
831 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Upper Texas coastal waters from High Island to the Matagorda Ship
Channel out 60 nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest
1/3 of the waves...along with the occasional height of the average
highest 10 percent of the waves.


GMZ350-355-151530-
Coastal waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel out
20 NM-Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport out 20 NM-
831 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM CST FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
25 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet building to 2 to 4 feet
after midnight. A slight chance of showers early in the evening,
then a chance of showers after midnight. 
.FRIDAY...North winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northeast 15 to
20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A slight chance of
showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and isolated
thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming
southwest 20 to 25 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
A chance of showers. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Showers likely. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A
chance of showers. 
.TUESDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight
chance of showers. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A
slight chance of showers. 

$$


Expires:201712151530;;908331
FZUS54 KHGX 150231
CWFHGX

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
831 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Upper Texas coastal waters from High Island to the Matagorda Ship
Channel out 60 nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest
1/3 of the waves...along with the occasional height of the average
highest 10 percent of the waves.


GMZ330-335-151530-
Matagorda Bay-Galveston Bay-
831 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM CST FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
25 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming
choppy after midnight. A slight chance of showers early in the
evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. 
.FRIDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots
in the afternoon. Bay waters choppy becoming slightly choppy in
the afternoon. A chance of showers in the morning. A slight
chance of showers in the afternoon. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.
.SATURDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots
in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly choppy in
the afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a
chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west after
midnight. Bay waters choppy. Showers likely and isolated
thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in the
afternoon. Bay waters smooth. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east after
midnight. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers. 
.MONDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A
chance of showers. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north
10 to 15 knots after midnight. Bay waters smooth becoming
slightly choppy after midnight. A chance of showers. 
.TUESDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots
in the afternoon. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming smooth in
the afternoon. A slight chance of showers. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth. A slight chance of showers. 

$$


Expires:201712151530;;908330
FZUS54 KHGX 150231
CWFHGX

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
831 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Upper Texas coastal waters from High Island to the Matagorda Ship
Channel out 60 nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest
1/3 of the waves...along with the occasional height of the average
highest 10 percent of the waves.


GMZ300-151530-
Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60
nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays
831 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
Increasing northerly winds, building seas, and passing showers 
are expected tonight in the wake of a cold front currently pushing
through the offshore waters. A coastal trough will develop across
the mid and lower Texas coast on Saturday before moving 
northeasterly up the coast Saturday night. Expect unsettled 
weather as this occurs with increasing winds, building seas, 
showers or thunderstorms, and some sea fog. This disturbance will 
push east of the area Sunday bringing an end to the rain...but 
periods of fog will remain a possibility until the next front 
pushes through on Tuesday. 

$$


Expires:201712151615;;911173
FZUS54 KCRP 150359
CWFCRP

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
959 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Middle Texas coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Matagorda ship channel
out to 60 nautical miles.
 
Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest 1/3
of the waves...along with occasional height of the average highest
10 percent of the waves. 
 

GMZ270-275-151615-
Waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to
60 NM-
959 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM CST FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming north
around 25 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet building to 5 to 7 feet with
occasional seas up to 9 feet after midnight. A chance of light
rain late in the evening, then occasional light rain after
midnight. 
.FRIDAY...Northeast wind 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 8 to 10 feet with occasional seas
up to 13 feet. Occasional showers in the morning, then showers
likely in the afternoon. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots after midnight. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas up
to 10 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to
8 feet after midnight. A slight chance of light rain in the
evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. 
.SATURDAY...East wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers. A slight
chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South wind 15 to 20 knots shifting west after
midnight. Seas 4 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A
chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots shifting northeast in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A
slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East wind 5 to 10 knots shifting south after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A
chance of showers. 
.MONDAY...Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots shifting north in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A
chance of showers. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming north 10 to
15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up
to 5 feet. A chance of showers. 
.TUESDAY...North wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with
occasional seas up to 5 feet. A chance of showers. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North wind around 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet
with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A slight chance of showers. 

$$

Expires:201712151615;;911172
FZUS54 KCRP 150359
CWFCRP

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
959 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Middle Texas coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Matagorda ship channel
out to 60 nautical miles.
 
Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest 1/3
of the waves...along with occasional height of the average highest
10 percent of the waves. 
 

GMZ250-151615-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM-
959 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM CST FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots becoming north
around 25 knots early in the morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet building
to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet after midnight.
A chance of light rain late in the evening, then occasional light
rain after midnight. 
.FRIDAY...Northeast wind 25 to 30 knots becoming north 15 to
20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas
up to 10 feet. Occasional showers in the morning, then a chance
of showers in the afternoon. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of light rain in
the evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. 
.SATURDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers. A slight
chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming
northwest 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...North wind 5 to 10 knots shifting northeast in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East wind 5 to 10 knots shifting south after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers. 
.MONDAY...West wind around 5 knots shifting north in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A slight chance of showers. 
.TUESDAY...North wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with
occasional seas up to 5 feet. A slight chance of showers. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
A slight chance of showers. 

$$


Expires:201712151615;;911170
FZUS54 KCRP 150359
CWFCRP

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
959 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Middle Texas coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Matagorda ship channel
out to 60 nautical miles.
 
Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest 1/3
of the waves...along with occasional height of the average highest
10 percent of the waves. 
 

GMZ230-151615-
Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas-
959 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM CST FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming north
20 to 25 knots. Bays choppy to rough. A chance of light rain late
in the evening, then light rain likely after midnight. 
.FRIDAY...North wind 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots
in the afternoon. Bays choppy to rough. Occasional showers in the
morning, then a chance of light rain in the afternoon. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...North wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy
to occasionally choppy. A slight chance of light rain in the
evening. A slight chance of showers after midnight. 
.SATURDAY...Northeast wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly choppy.
A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely and a
slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North wind 5 to 10 knots shifting northwest
after midnight. Bays smooth to slightly choppy. A chance of
showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...North wind around 5 knots shifting northeast in the
afternoon. Bays smooth. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East wind around 5 knots. Bays smooth. A slight
chance of showers. 
.MONDAY...Northwest wind around 5 knots shifting north in the
afternoon. Bays smooth to slightly choppy. A chance of showers. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...North wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth to slightly
choppy. A slight chance of showers. 
.TUESDAY...North wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth to slightly
choppy. A slight chance of showers. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth to
slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers. 

$$


Expires:201712151615;;911168
FZUS54 KCRP 150359
CWFCRP

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
959 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Middle Texas coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Matagorda ship channel
out to 60 nautical miles.
 
Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest 1/3
of the waves...along with occasional height of the average highest
10 percent of the waves. 
 

GMZ200-151615-
959 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A strong offshore flow will develop late tonight into Friday 
morning as high pressure builds into the area behind the departing cold
front. Widespread showers are expected tonight into Friday 
morning as moisture increases ahead of a strong upper level 
disturbance. Rain chances are expected to diminish Friday night as
drier air moves into the region behind the front. An upper 
disturbance and coastal trough will bring an increased chance of 
showers and thunderstorms Saturday, subsiding on Sunday. Mainly 
light to moderate winds are expected this weekend and through the 
first half of next week, however moderate to strong winds will be 
possible in deeper waters for a time Saturday night. 

$$