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Subject:Corpus Christi Update - Channel Closure from 0630-0830 11 April
Date:Thursday, April 10, 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: S 16 mph

Weather Alerts:

Closures: On Friday, 11 April 2008, between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., the
Tule Lake Lift Bridge north and south towers will be brought down by
explosive charges. Accordingly, the Inner Harbor channel at the Tule Lake
Lift Bridge will be closed to all vessel traffic for two (2) hours
between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Friday, 11 April 2008. Depending upon
the actual time of the explosions, the Harbor Master will resume vessel
traffic as soon as the "all clear" is given.

Current conditions as of 7:51 am CDT

Fair
Feels Like:76°
Barometer:29.61 in and rising
Humidity:87%
Visibility:6 mi
Dewpoint:70°
Wind:S 16 mph
Sunrise:7:10 am
Sunset:7:52 pm
High: 86°
Low: 64°

Today: Partly cloudy. Warm. High 89F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Tonight: A few clouds with an isolated thunderstorm possible after
midnight. Low 71F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Warm. High
86F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Tomorrow night: A few clouds from time to time. Low 64F. Winds NE at 15
to 25 mph.
Saturday: Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low
60s.
Sunday: More sun than clouds. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid
50s.
Monday: Sunshine. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
418 AM CDT THU APR 10 2008

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

GMZ200-102200-
418 AM CDT THU APR 10 2008

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...A STRONG ONSHORE
FLOW WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN TODAY AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVES
INTO THE COASTAL BEND. A WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL
DEVELOP TONIGHT AS THE TROUGH AXIS DRIFTS WEST TO THE RIO GRANDE.
A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS FRIDAY WITH
MODERATE TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING FRIDAY NIGHT AND
CONTINUING INTO SATURDAY. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES INTO THE
REGION. ONSHORE FLOW WILL RESUME MONDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS
EAST.

$$

GMZ235-102200-
/O.CON.KCRP.SC.Y.0040.000000T0000Z-080410T1500Z/
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
418 AM CDT THU APR 10 2008

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS
MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH DECREASING TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE EVENING BECOMING
SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY DECREASING TO
SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH INCREASING TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY INCREASING TO CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS
DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH
DECREASING TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST. BAYS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY DECREASING TO SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ230-102200-
/O.CON.KCRP.SC.Y.0040.000000T0000Z-080410T1500Z/
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
418 AM CDT THU APR 10 2008

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS
MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY DECREASING TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE EVENING DECREASING
TO SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY DECREASING TO
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH INCREASING TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG IN
THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY INCREASING TO CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS
DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH
DECREASING TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ250-255-102200-
/O.CON.KCRP.SC.Y.0040.000000T0000Z-080411T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
418 AM CDT THU APR 10 2008

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS
DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-102200-
/O.CON.KCRP.SC.Y.0040.000000T0000Z-080411T0000Z/
WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 TO 60 NM-
418 AM CDT THU APR 10 2008

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 5
TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS
DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

TMT/TE









Notice posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008

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