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Subject:Corpus Christi Update
Date:Friday, February 13, 2004
Priority:Normal
Notice:MONDAY IS PRESIDENT'S DAY (FEDERAL HOLIDAY) ALL BANKS AND U.S. GOV'T
OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED

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: N 10 mph

Closures: This letter shall act as a courtesy notification to all
waterway users of the arrival of the ConocoPhillips Magnolia TLP hull on
the Tai An Kou heavy lift vessel. This ship and its cargo are expected
to arrive at the sea buoy on 02/19/04 at noon. It is anticipated that
the ship will sail the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and the La Quinta
Channel to KOS' facility during the afternoon of 02/19. A one-way
inbound traffic restriction will be required while the vessel is
traveling these ship channels due to the width of the Magnolia TLP hull
that measures approximately 255 feet. It is expected that the inbound
traffic restriction will have a duration less than 3 hours. These dates
may change based on the actual time of arrival of the Tai An Kou,
clearance to sail ship channels by Port and USCG, and weather.

Feels Like: 36 °
Dewpoint: 39º
Barometer: 30.33 in and rising
Wind: N 10 mph
Humidity: 89%
Visibility: Unlimited
Sunrise: 7:09 am
Sunset: 6:19 pm


Today: Cloudy with periods of rain. Cold. High 46F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20
mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

Tonight: Cloudy with periods of rain. Low 43F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

Tomorrow: Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 56F.
Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph.

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Low 41F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: A few clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 50s.

Monday: Chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s with temperatures nearly
steady overnite.

Tuesday: Cloudy. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 40s.

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
338 AM CST FRI FEB 13 2004

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MARINERS...MARINE FORECASTS ARE ISSUED AT LEAST
FOUR TIMES A DAY. BOATERS ON EXTENDED TRIPS SHOULD ROUTINELY MONITOR
SUBSEQUENT FORECAST ISSUANCES AND UPDATES FOR THE LATEST MARINE
WEATHER INFORMATION.

GMZ200-131530-
SYNOPSIS FOR BAFFIN BAY TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM-
338 AM CST FRI FEB 13 2004

.MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. SCATTERED
RAIN SHOWERS WILL ALSO OCCUR AHEAD OF AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER THE AREA TONIGHT. AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM
WILL BE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT AS THE DISTURBANCE MOVES THROUGH.
OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DECREASE SATURDAY NIGHT...AS THE CENTER OF A
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHES THE COAST FROM THE WEST.
ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY...AS THE SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MOVE EAST. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP AGAIN BY
TUESDAY...AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES EAST OF THE AREA.

$$

GMZ230-235-131530-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O'CONNOR-
338 AM CST FRI FEB 13 2004

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY
WITH AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

GMZ250-255-131530-
COASTAL WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
338 AM CST FRI FEB 13 2004

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS EXPECTED SATURDAY...

.TODAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. RAIN
LIKELY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE
OF RAIN THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

$$

GMZ270-275-131530-
WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 TO 60 NM-
338 AM CST FRI FEB 13 2004

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

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. RAIN
LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. RAIN
LIKELY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30
KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET. A CHANCE
OF RAIN THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.




Notice posted on Friday, February 13, 2004

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.