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Subject:Corpus Christi / Pt. Comfort Update
Date:Thursday, October 05, 2000
Priority:Normal
Notice: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 -
(salt water) Point Comfort : 35 feet 06 inches -


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

Current Winds on Corpus Christi Ship Channel: SE 15 mph

Closures:

Coast Guard
advisories:

Pilot advisories:The Aransas-Corpus Christi pilots have made a decision
regarding ship traffic passing Citgo #1 berth and the Corpus Christi
Public Grain Elevator berth. Due to the channel width in this area, the
pilots are instituting the following restriction: The combined beam of
vessels at Corpus Christi Public Elevator, Citgo #1, and a passing vessel
shall not exceed 352 feet. This rule will be up for review in 6 months.

Appar Temp: 73°
Humidity: 100%
Wind: SE/6 mph
Visibility: 8 mi
Dewpoint: 75°
Barometer: 29.85 inches
Sunrise: 07:25 a.m.
Sunset: 07:11 p.m.

Today...partly cloudy. Scattered showers or thunderstorms. Highs around 90
inland...upper 80s coast. Southeast wind increasing to 15 mph and gusty.
Chance of rain 30 percent.

Tonight...becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered showers or thunderstorms after
midnight. Lows in the mid 70s inland...upper 70s coast. Southeast wind 10
to 15 mph...becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph late. Chance of rain 50
percent.

Friday...showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rainfall likely. Highs in the
lower 80s. Northeast wind increasing to 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain near
100 percent.


Extended forecast...

Friday night...showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rainfall possible early.
Becoming windy and cooler. Lows in the upper 50s inland...mid 60s coast.

Saturday...windy and unseasonably cold with periods of rain. Temperatures
steady in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Sunday....breezy and unseasonably cold with a chance of rain. Lows in the
upper 40s inland...mid 50s coast. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

Monday...decreasing cloudiness and continued cold. Lows in the 40s
inland...around 50 coast. Highs in the mid 60s.

Tuesday and Wednesday...mostly clear and cool. Lows in the 40s inland...to
around 50 coast. Highs 70 to 75.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT DUE TO
LARGE SWELLS...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS BUILDING TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SMALL CRAFT
SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION.

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS
LATE. SEAS 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

.FRIDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 6 FEET. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION.


Notice posted on Thursday, October 05, 2000

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.