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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Corpus Christi Update
Date:Monday, March 17, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:Air Draft: Corpus Christi: 138 feet 00 inches - Harbor Bridge
Deep Draft: Corpus Christi: 45 feet 00 inches

Please note restriction (saltwater)

**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.

Harbor 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: SSE 25 mph

Weather Alerts:

Closures:

**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.

==============================================

Current conditions as of 8:51 am CDT

Cloudy/Windy
Feels Like: 74°
Barometer: 29.78 in and steady
Humidity: 91%
Visibility: 7 mi
Dewpoint: 69°
Wind: SSE 25 mph
Sunrise: 7:36 am
Sunset: 7:40 pm
72° High: 81° Low: 71°

Today: Partly cloudy and windy. Warm and humid. High 81F. Winds SSE at 20
to 30 mph.

Tonight: Overcast skies and windy. Low 71F. Winds SSE at 20 to 30 mph.

Tomorrow: Showers and thunderstorms likely. High 76F. Winds SW at 20 to 30
mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Low 54F. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

Thursday: Sunshine. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.

Friday: Sunshine. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.

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

GMZ200-172230-
413 AM CDT MON MAR 17 2008

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING INTO NORTHERN MEXICO WILL
PRODUCE A VERY STRONG ONSHORE FLOW AND SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
CONDITIONS THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. A PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
ACROSS THE REGION TUESDAY. THE FRONT WILL PRODUCE A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ON TUESDAY...FOLLOWED BY A WIND SHIFT TO THE WEST
AND NORTHWEST. VERY STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THE
FRONT BY TUESDAY EVENING...WITH GALE FORCE CONDITIONS OVER THE
GULF WATERS. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE ON WEDNESDAY.
WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL RETURN THURSDAY...AND CONTINUE
FRIDAY...AS SURFACE LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS TO THE WEST.

$$

GMZ235-172230-
/O.EXT.KCRP.SC.Y.0029.000000T0000Z-080318T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KCRP.SC.Y.0030.080319T0000Z-080319T1900Z/
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
413 AM CDT MON MAR 17 2008

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. BAYS ROUGH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH
DECREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS
BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH DECREASING TO SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE EVENING...THEN DECREASING TO SMOOTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH INCREASING TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-172230-
/O.EXT.KCRP.SC.Y.0029.000000T0000Z-080318T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KCRP.SC.Y.0030.080319T0000Z-080319T1900Z/
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
413 AM CDT MON MAR 17 2008

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS INCREASING TO NEAR 30 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS ROUGH INCREASING TO ROUGH TO OCCASIONALLY
VERY ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS ROUGH DECREASING TO CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AND
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH INCREASING TO
CHOPPY TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS
BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH DECREASING TO SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE EVENING...THEN DECREASING TO SMOOTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. BAYS SMOOTH INCREASING CHOPPY
IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING EVENING.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ250-255-172230-
/O.EXT.KCRP.SC.Y.0029.000000T0000Z-080319T1900Z/
COASTAL WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
413 AM CDT MON MAR 17 2008

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FOOT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS NEAR
GALE FORCE. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS
DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN
THE EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-172230-
/O.EXT.KCRP.SC.Y.0029.000000T0000Z-080319T1900Z/
WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 TO 60 NM-
413 AM CDT MON MAR 17 2008

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 11 FOOT. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40
KNOTS. SEAS 11 TO 13 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS
DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
Notice posted on Monday, March 17, 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.