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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:201410242130;;472084
FZUS54 KLCH 240846
CWFLCH
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR LOUISIANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
346 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60 NM

GMZ400-242130-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES
346 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60 NM...
OFFSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY AND SATURDAY AS A
LARGE AREA OF SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE PREVAILS OVER THE EASTERN
HALF OF THE U.S. INTO THE NORTHERN GULF COAST. THE HIGH IS
FORECAST TO BEGIN SHIFTING TOWARD THE MID ATLANTIC SATURDAY
NIGHT...WITH SOUTHERLY WINDS RETURNING. A LIGHT TO MODERATE
ONSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL INTO THE EARLY TO MIDDLE PART OF NEXT
WEEK. 
$$

Expires:201410242230;;474330
FZUS54 KHGX 240931
CWFHGX
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
431 AM CDT FRI OCT 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.

GMZ370-375-242230-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
431 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014
.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. 
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. 
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
$$

Expires:201410242230;;474329
FZUS54 KHGX 240931
CWFHGX
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
431 AM CDT FRI OCT 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.

GMZ350-355-242230-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
431 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014
.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. 
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
$$

Expires:201410242230;;474328
FZUS54 KHGX 240931
CWFHGX
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
431 AM CDT FRI OCT 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.

GMZ330-335-242230-
MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-
431 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014
.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. 
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. 
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. 
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. 
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. 
.TUESDAY...SOUTH 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 AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. 
$$

Expires:201410242230;;474327
FZUS54 KHGX 240931
CWFHGX
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
431 AM CDT FRI OCT 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.

GMZ300-242230-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
431 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
NORTHEASTERLY SURFACE FLOW COURTESY SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL
CONTINUE TODAY. AS SURFACE HIGH SLIDES SOUTH SATURDAY...EXPECT
LIGHT ONSHORE FLOW TO DEVELOP. A STORM SYSTEM SWINGING EAST
THROUGH THE SOUTHERN PLAINS ON MONDAY WILL INCREASE WINDS BEGINNING
SUNDAY WITH MODERATE SOUTHERLY FLOW AND BUILDING SEAS FOR MONDAY
INTO MONDAY NIGHT. FOR TUESDAY...ANTICIPATE WINDS AND SEAS TO
START FALLING AS STORM SYSTEM DEPARTS THE REGION.
$$

Expires:201410242200;;474208
FZUS54 KCRP 240930
CWFCRP
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
430 AM CDT FRI OCT 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. 
 

GMZ270-275-242200-
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-
430 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014
.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. 
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. 
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. 
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. 
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. 
$$
85/87

Expires:201410242200;;474207
FZUS54 KCRP 240930
CWFCRP
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
430 AM CDT FRI OCT 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. 
 

GMZ250-255-242200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
430 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014
.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. 
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. 
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
5 FEET. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. 
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. 
$$

Expires:201410242200;;474206
FZUS54 KCRP 240930
CWFCRP
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
430 AM CDT FRI OCT 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. 
 

GMZ230-242200-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
430 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014
.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND 10 KNOTS
LATE. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. 
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS DECREASING TO UP TO 5 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. 
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. 
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. 
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. 
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. 
$$

Expires:201410242200;;474204
FZUS54 KCRP 240930
CWFCRP
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
430 AM CDT FRI OCT 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. 
 

GMZ200-242200-
430 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAK TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE NORTHEAST TO EAST FLOW WILL
CONTINUE TODAY AND SATURDAY. DRY AIR AND HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE
REGION WILL KEEP CONDITIONS DRY THROUGH SATURDAY. INCREASING
ONSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED LATE SUNDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
APPROACHES THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. ONSHORE FLOW WILL DECREASE
SIGNIFICANTLY BY LATE TUESDAY AS A FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHES
CENTRAL TEXAS. NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED DURING THE PERIOD.
$$