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Corpus Christi Update09/30/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update09/29/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update09/28/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update09/26/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update - HURRICANE RITA09/23/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update - HURRICANE RITA09/22/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update - HURRICANE RITA09/21/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update09/20/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update09/19/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update09/16/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update09/15/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update09/12/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update09/09/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update09/08/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update09/07/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update09/06/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update09/02/2005 Normal
Corpus Christi Update09/01/2005 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Corpus Christi Update - HURRICANE RITA
Date:Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Priority:Normal
Notice:DUE TO HURRICANE "RITA", U.S.C.G. HAS ISSUED HURRICANE WHISKEY
CONDITION - 72 HOURS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL

Air Drafts: Corpus Christi: 138 feet 00 inches -
(Harbor Bridge & Tule Lake Lift Bridge)
Point Comfort: none

Deep Drafts: Corpus Christi: 45 feet 00 inches - please note restriction
(salt water) Point Comfort : 35 feet 06 inches -

**All deep draft vessels of 44 ft will require a tide reading of 1 ft
above mean lower low water prior to entering Aransas Pass Channel.
All deep draft vessels of 45 ft will require a tide reading of 1.8 ft
above mean lower low water prior to entering Aransas Pass Channel.**

Terminal drafts: All drafts in saltwater. Draft information subject to
change.

Flint Hills Ingleside: 40-00 ft
Harbor Bridge: 138-00 ft airdraft
Public Oil Dock 1: 43-00 ft
Citgo # 8: 35-00 ft
Flint Hills East # 2: 37-00 ft
Flint Hills East # 3: 45-00 ft
Citgo # 1: 38-00 ft
Public Oil Docks 4, 7, or 11: 45-00 ft
Tule Lake Lift Bridge: 138-00 ft airdraft
Valero # 2: 45-00 ft
Valero # 3: 45-00 ft
Citgo # 3: 43-08 ft
Public Oil Dock 8: 45-00 ft

Tidal conditions: High Tides: N/a hours
Low Tides: N/a hours

Current Winds on Corpus Christi Ship Channel: WNW 5 mph

Weather Alert: Monitoring Tropical Storm Rita for development

Closures:
1) Public Oil Dock 4 to be closed from 21st Sept 0700 hrs to 22 Sept 1900
hrs

Feels Like: 77°
Dewpoint: 72°
Barometer: 30.03 in and steady
Wind: WNW 5 mph
Humidity: 96%
Visibility: 2.41 mi
Sunrise: 7:18 am
Sunset: 7:27 pm


Today: Mostly sunny. Hot. Heat index near 105F. High 97F. Winds NNE at 5
to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mainly clear. Low 77F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow: A mainly sunny sky. Hot. Heat index near 110F. High 99F. Winds
NE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear skies. Humid. Low 79F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15
mph.

Friday: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms.. Highs in the low 90s and
lows in the upper 70s.

Saturday: Windy with some sun, scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the
upper 80s and lows in the upper 70s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the upper 70s.

MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL
OUT TO 60 NAUTICAL MILES.

GMZ200-212145-
441 AM CDT WED SEP 21 2005

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...WEAK HIGH PRESSURE
NEAR THE REGION WILL PROVIDE VARIABLE WINDS EARLY TODAY...TURNING
ONSHORE AND INCREASING SLIGHTLY AS A SEA BREEZE DEVELOPS BY LATE
AFTERNOON. FLOW WILL BECOME NORTHEAST BY THURSDAY AS THE VERY OUTER
CIRCULATION FROM HURRICANE RITA BEGINS TO AFFECT THE REGION. HIGH
SWELLS ASSOCIATED WITH RITA WILL BEGIN TO AFFECT THE MIDDLE TEXAS
COAST COASTAL WATERS BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. BASED ON THE MOST
RECENT FORECAST FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER ON THE TRACK OF
RITA...CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE COASTAL
WATERS FRIDAY...WITH HIGH SEAS AND INCREASING WIND. TROPICAL STORM
FORCE WINDS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR FRIDAY OVER THE COASTAL WATERS...
WITH HURRICANE FORCE WIND POSSIBLE OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS BY
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

$$

GMZ230-235-212145-
/X.ROU.KCRP.MA.F.0000.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
441 AM CDT WED SEP 21 2005

.TODAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST 10 TO 15
KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY DECREASING TO
SMOOTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY INCREASING
TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.
.SATURDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE EARLY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ250-255-212145-
/X.ROU.KCRP.MA.F.0000.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
441 AM CDT WED SEP 21 2005

.TODAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.
.SATURDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE EARLY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS THEN BECOMING SOUTH.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ270-275-212145-
/X.ROU.KCRP.MA.F.0000.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 TO 60 NM-
441 AM CDT WED SEP 21 2005

.TODAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND NORTHEAST
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 9
FEET IN THE AFTERNOON MAINLY DUE TO HIGH EASTERLY SWELLS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.
.SATURDAY...HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE EARLY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$



Notice posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.