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Subject:Corpus Christi / Pt. Comfort Update
Date:Friday, May 26, 2000
Priority:Normal
Notice:ENJOY THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Agents on call for week-end: MSA - Corpus Christi (361) 884 - 0903 A.O.H.
Robert Peterson (361) 776 - 3287 HOME
Matthew Peterson(361) 949 - 2788 HOME

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 -
Point Comfort : 36 feet 06 inches -


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

Current Winds on Corpus Christi Ship Channel: SE 10 mph

Closures: none

Coast Guard
advisories: none

Pilot advisories: none

Port advisories: The Port of Port Lavaca - Pt. Comfort advises that the
Alcoa harbor tug "Point Comfort" has experienced mechanical problems and
is out of service for an indefinite time. No repair time estimate for the
tug "Point Comfort" is available from Alcoa. Please note that in this
interim period, vessels might have to make alternate arrangements for a
second tug for arrivals at the Port of Port Lavaca / Point Comfort.

Heat Index: 94°
Humidity: 74%
Wind: S/22 mph
Visibility: 10 mi
Dewpoint: 77°
Barometer: 29.72 inches
Sunrise: 06:36 a.m.
Sunset: 08:19 p.m.

This afternoon...mostly cloudy and windy. Highs 86 to 91. Southeast wind
20 to 25 mph and gusty. Caution is advised on area lakes.

Tonight...mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. Southeast wind around 15
mph.

Saturday...partly sunny and breezy. Highs in the lower 90s inland...upper
80s coast. Southeast wind at 15 to 25 mph and gusty.


Extended forecast...

Saturday night...mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s inland...upper 70s coast.

Sunday...morning cloudiness...becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon.
Highs in the lower 90s inland...upper 80s coast.

Memorial day and Tuesday...partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. Highs in
the lower 90s inland...upper 80s coast.

COASTAL WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 TO 60 NM-


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


.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 FEET.

.TONIGHT...GUSTY SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 7 FEET.

.SATURDAY...GUSTY SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 FEET.


Notice posted on Friday, May 26, 2000

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.