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Subject:Corpus Christi / Pt. Comfort Update
Date:Thursday, February 15, 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 15 mph

Closures:

Coast Guard
advisories:

Pilot advisories: Aransas-Corpus Christi Pilots closed the ship channel
due fog @ 2200 hrs 14 Feb. Currently, pilots will probably re-open the
channel either late this morning or early afternoon.

Appar Temp: 70°
Humidity: 88%
Wind: SE/16 mph
Visibility: 7 mi
Dewpoint: 66°
Barometer: 29.84 inches
Sunrise: 07:07 a.m.
Sunset: 06:21 p.m.

Today...mostly cloudy with patchy morning fog along the coast. Becoming
breezy with a 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 76 to 82. Southeast wind 15 to 25 mph and gusty. Caution is advised
on area lakes.

Tonight...turning windy and cooler with showers and thunderstorms likely.
Lows 55 to 60. Wind shifting to the northwest and increasing to 20 to 30
mph and gusty. Rain chance is 60 percent.

Friday...decreasing cloudiness and windy. Cooler...with highs around 70.
Northwest wind at 20 to 30 mph and gusty early... Decreasing to 15 to 20
mph late.

Friday night...clear. Lows 45 to 50. North wind around 15 mph.


Extended forecast...

Saturday...clear. Highs in the upper 60s.

Sunday through Tuesday...partly cloudy. Lows in the 40s inland... 50s
coast. Highs around 70.

Wednesday...partly cloudy. Lows in the 50s. Highs in the 70s.

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


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT...


.TODAY...SOUTH WIND INCREASING TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS BUILDING TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS. PATCHY MORNING SEA FOG.

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST AROUND
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS... BECOMING
NUMEROUS AROUND MIDNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 20 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED MORNING
SHOWERS.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 FEET.

.EXTENDED FORECAST...

.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 FEET.

.SUNDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 FEET.

.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.

Notice posted on Thursday, February 15, 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.