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Subject:Corpus Christi / Pt. Comfort Update
Date:Wednesday, January 17, 2001
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 5 mph

Closures: Ship Channel due fog. Expect fog to lift later today as a front
should push through.

Coast Guard
advisories:

Pilot advisories: Aransas-Corpus Christi Pilots closed the bar due to fog
at 1315 hrs 16 January.

Appar Temp: 56°
Humidity: 100%
Wind: NE/10 mph
Visibility: 1 mi
Dewpoint: 63°
Barometer: 29.88 inches
Sunrise: 07:22 a.m.
Sunset: 05:59 p.m.

Today...cloudy with a good chance of rain...and a few thunderstorms.
Patchy fog this morning. Highs 65 to 70. East wind 15 mph. Chance of rain
50 percent.

Tonight...cloudy and cooler with rain likely. Lows in the upper 40s
inland...lower 50s coast. North wind 15 mph and gusty. Chance of rain 60
percent.

Thursday...cool with periods of rain. Temperatures remaining in the upper
40s inland...near 50 coast. North wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80
percent.

Thursday night...cloudy and cold with rain likely. Lows in the mid 40s
inland...upper 40s coast. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60
percent.


Extended forecast...

Friday...a chance of rain early...then decreasing cloudiness... Breezy and
cool. Highs in the lower 50s.

Saturday and Sunday...mostly clear. Lows in the 30s. Highs 60 to 65.

Monday and Tuesday...partly cloudy. Lows in the 40s. Highs in the 60s.

COASTAL WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT...


.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 FEET. PATCHY LIGHT RAIN. SEA FOG
REDUCING VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN 1 NAUTICAL MILE.

.TONIGHT...WIND SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AND INCREASING TO 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 7 FEET. AREAS OF RAIN AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS.

.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 FEET. RAIN LIKELY.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 FEET. RAIN LIKELY.

.EXTENDED FORECAST...

.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS TO NEAR GALE FORCE.
SEAS 8 TO 9 FEET. RAIN LIKELY EARLY.

.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 FEET.

.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.

Notice posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2001

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.