Port of Galveston: Heavy Weather Advisory

Notice Number: MSIB 19-22
Date: 11/14/2022 thru 11/20/2022

The Captain of the Port (COTP) is monitoring the progression of the pending weather that will bring possible strong-severe storms and high wind conditions to the area. These general conditions are forecasted for Monday, November 14th through Sunday, November 20th. COTP Houston-Galveston strongly encourages all port partners and the maritime community to take prudent measures to ensure a high state of readiness, as unsettled marine conditions impact Southeast Texas and surrounding areas.
The following weather and marine hazards have been predicted for the area:

  • Potential for strong-severe storms today, with waterspouts, hail, and wind gusts >35 knots possible, with a cold front and gusty winds in the evening and overnight.
  • Moderate-strong offshore winds and elevated seas and a potential for low water conditions in the bays Tuesday and Wednesday around times of low tide.
  • Moderate northeast winds and elevated seas Wednesday night into Thursday.
  • A long fetch of strong 20-30 knot east and northeast winds set up as a coastal trough
    develops off the lower Texas coast, building seas (8-10 feet), rising tide levels and
    increasing shower/storm threats offshore Friday through Sunday.

For more detailed and up to date information on the predicted heavy weather, visit National Weather Service Houston Forecast Office at https://www.weather.gov/hgx/.

Additional guidance regarding these weather conditions may be issued in the form of further Marine Safety Information Bulletins, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, or other forms as necessary. Please contact the Sector Houston-Galveston Command Duty Officer at (281) 464-4851 if you have any questions or comments.


Captain, United States Coast Guard
Captain of the Port