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Texas General Land Office  Texas General
 Land Office
 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
Check out our new Beta site
Real Time Data Analysis
Current Summary
Buoy Status
TABS Model Results
NOAA Wave Model
Vector Addition Trajectory Tool

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:201411242245;;854460
FZUS54 KLCH 241009
CWFLCH
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR LOUISIANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
409 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60 NM

GMZ400-242245-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES
409 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60 NM...
NORTHWEST THIS MORNING AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION.
MODEST OFFSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT INTO TUESDAY...
WITH WINDS BECOMING LIGHT AND SOMEWHAT VARIABLE BY MIDWEEK AS
HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVER THE WESTERN GULF. A MORE PREVALENT
SOUTHERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.
$$

Expires:201411242200;;852849
FZUS54 KHGX 240934
CWFHGX
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
334 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
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.

GMZ370-375-242200-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
334 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
.TODAY...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7
FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. 
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. 
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. 
$$

Expires:201411242200;;852848
FZUS54 KHGX 240934
CWFHGX
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
334 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
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.

GMZ350-355-242200-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
334 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
.TODAY...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. 
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. 
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
$$

Expires:201411242200;;852847
FZUS54 KHGX 240934
CWFHGX
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
334 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
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.

GMZ330-335-242200-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
334 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
.TODAY...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. 
.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. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. 
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. 
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. 
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. 
$$

Expires:201411242200;;852846
FZUS54 KHGX 240934
CWFHGX
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
334 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
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.

GMZ300-242200-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
334 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
NORTH WINDS WILL BE STRENGTHENING TODAY IN THE WAKE OF AN
OVERNIGHT COLD FRONT. THESE ELEVATED WINDS AND SEAS OVER THE
OFFSHORE WATERS ARE EXPECTED TO BE BRIEF. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
IS IN EFFECT FOR THE OFFSHORE WATERS WITH EXERCISE CAUTION FLAGS
FOR THE BAYS AND NEARSHORE WATERS. WINDS SHOULD DECREASE THIS
EVENING AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE REGION. ONSHORE WINDS SET
TO RETURN WEDNESDAY.
$$

Expires:201411242130;;851170
FZUS54 KCRP 240904
CWFCRP
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
304 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
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. 
 

GMZ270-275-242130-
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-
304 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
.TODAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. 
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. 
.TUESDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH 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. 
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. 
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. 
$$
GW/PZ

Expires:201411242130;;851169
FZUS54 KCRP 240904
CWFCRP
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
304 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
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. 
 

GMZ250-242130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
304 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
.TODAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET. 
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. 
.TUESDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET. 
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. 
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. 
$$

Expires:201411242130;;851167
FZUS54 KCRP 240904
CWFCRP
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
304 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
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. 
 

GMZ230-242130-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
304 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
.TODAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. 
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. 
.TUESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. 
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. 
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. 
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. 
$$

Expires:201411242130;;851165
FZUS54 KCRP 240904
CWFCRP
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
304 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
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. 
 

GMZ200-242130-
304 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
MODERATE TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW BEHIND A COLD FRONT WHICH WENT
THROUGH THE WATERS THIS MORNING...WILL WEAKEN LATER THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING...AS HIGH PRESSURE BEGINS TO BUILD INTO TEXAS. WINDS
WILL INCREASE FOR A PERIOD ON TUESDAY AS LOW PRESSURE FORMS OVER
THE CENTRAL GULF...BUT WINDS WILL DECREASE LATER IN THE DAY AS
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN. ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP BY THURSDAY AND
CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS EAST.
$$