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SubjectDatePriority
Corpus Christi Update02/28/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update02/27/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Texas Update02/26/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update - Fog Alert02/25/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update - FOG02/22/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update - FOG02/21/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update02/20/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update02/19/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update02/15/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update02/14/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update02/13/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update02/12/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update02/11/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update02/06/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update - FOG02/05/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update02/04/2008 Normal
Corpus Christi Update02/01/2008 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Corpus Christi Update - FOG
Date:Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:Air Draft: Corpus Christi: 138 feet 00 inches - Harbor
Bridge
Air Draft: Corpus Christi: 138 feet 00 inches - Tule Lake Lift
Bridge
Deep Draft: Corpus Christi: 45 feet 00 inches

Please note restriction (saltwater)

*** INNER HARBOR SALINITY RESTRICTION /// Salinity in the main basin
has been recorded at 1.025 (salt). The salinity observations from the
Avery point to Tule basin ranges from 1.015 to 1.011. Therefore, the
Aransas-Corpus Christi Pilots are now recommending vessels take into
account the appropriate salinity estimates and fresh water allowance in
their voyage plan when destined for the Corpus Christi inner harbor. ///
***

**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 FRESHWATER.
Draft information subject to change.

Harbor Bridge: 138-00 ft airdraft
Tule Lake Lift Bridge: 138-00 ft airdraft
Public Oil Dock 1: 45-00 ft
Public Oil Dock 4, 7, or 11: 45-00 ft
Public Oil Dock 8: 45-00 ft
Citgo #1: 38-00 ft
Citgo # 3: 41-06 ft
Citgo # 8: 32-06 ft
Flint Hills Ingleside: 43-00 ft
Flint Hills East # 2: 37-00 ft
Flint Hills East # 3: 42-00 ft
Valero # 2: 45-00 ft
Valero # 3: 45-00 ft

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

Current Winds on Corpus Christi Ship Channel: S 17 mph

Weather Alerts:

Closures:

** Corpus Christi Ship Channel closed 5th FEB 08 at 0530hrs **

Beginning at 6:00 am, March 11th the Inner Harbor, above the bridge, will
be closed to marine traffic for a continuous 60 hour period, to allow
removal of the Tule Lake Lift Bridge's center span. The bridge span
removal phase of the project is scheduled to end on March 13th at 6:00
p.m. All shipping interests and Port related industries are asked to
begin making contingency plans for this 3-day disruption of marine traffic
above the Tule Lake Lift Bridge. Also, during the two weeks prior to this
time there will be occasional 2 hour closure periods to stage equipment in
preparation for the span removal.


**TX - La Quinta Channel - Dredging

The Dredge Leonard M Fisher will be dredging at the Kiewit Dock in La
Quinta Channel TX in the area of light 12, from 1/8/08 through 4/1/08.
Floating and submerged dredge pipelines will extend behind the dredge on
ether side of the channel to the placement area. A pontoon line will
cross the La Quinta Channel. Dredge tenders and anchor barges will also
be working with the Dredge. Dredging will be performed 24 hours a day 7
days a week. The Dredge Leonard M Fisher can be contacted on channel 12
or 79 VHF FM or by calling 361-920-6700. 30 Minutes notice is required to
open the channel. Mariners are urged to transit the area of dredging
operations at their slowest speed to minimize wake. Proceed with caution
after making passing agreement with the Dredge.

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Current conditions as of 7:51 am CST

Cloudy
Feels Like: 72°
Barometer: 29.69 in and steady
Humidity: 90%
Visibility: 7 mi
Dewpoint: 67°
Wind: S 17 mph
Sunrise: 7:14 am
Sunset: 6:13 pm
70° High: 80° Low: 51°

Today: Decreasing cloudiness. Warm. High near 80F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20
mph.

Tonight: A few passing clouds, otherwise generally clear. Low 51F. Winds
NW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow: Mainly sunny. High near 65F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow night: Clear skies. Low 46F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 40s.

Friday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the low 50s.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 50s.

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

GMZ200-052130-
333 AM CST TUE FEB 5 2008

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A MODERATE TO STRONG ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
MORNING IN RESPONSE TO AN APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE.
SEA FOG WILL PERSIST OVER THE BAYS AND NEARSHORE WATERS THIS
MORNING. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFFSHORE BY THIS EVENING...
WITH A MODERATE TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW TONIGHT IN RESPONSE.
ISOLATED SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED NEAR THE FRONT. A WEAK SOUTHERLY
FLOW WILL RETURN BY THURSDAY MORNING AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES EAST
OF THE REGION...AND WILL REMAIN WEAK THROUGH FRIDAY. MODERATE
ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE WEEKEND.

$$

GMZ230-235-052130-
/O.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-
333 AM CST TUE FEB 5 2008

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY. AREAS OF SEA FOG
IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH
DECREASING TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY INCREASING TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ250-255-052130-
/O.CON.KCRP.SC.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-080205T1800Z/
COASTAL WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
333 AM CST TUE FEB 5 2008

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. AREAS OF SEA FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5
IN THE EVENING AND SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-052130-
/O.CON.KCRP.SC.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-080205T1800Z/
WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 TO 60 NM-
333 AM CST TUE FEB 5 2008

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING AND BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
Notice posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008

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.