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36°
61%
NNE 25mph
30.57"
10 mi.
6:40AM
6:22PM
Galveston Isle Weather Data
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68°
54°
60°
49°
77°, 1999
27°, 1989

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0.37"
Beach & Surf
Hi Tide:4:04 am
Height:1.0ft.

Lo Tide:10:26 am
Height:0.2ft.

Hi Tide:5:02 pm
Height:0.9ft.

Lo Tide:10:35 pm
Height:0.4ft.

TODAY:
Surf Temp.59°
Tanning Index:(1-10) 1
Winds:N 12-22
Wave Heights:2-4 ft.
TOMORROW:
Surf Temp.59°
Tanning Index:(1-10) 2
Winds:NE 8-15
Wave Heights:1-3 ft.

Galveston Buoy
Galveston Buoy data is provided from Station #42035, just 22 nautical miles East of Galveston. Data is updated twice daily at 7am and 8pm.
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41°
58°

NNE at 21mph
30.48"

5 ft.
6 sec.

Today's Weather Trivia

WEATHER 100 YEARS AGO TODAY:The low on this day in 1914 was 46 degrees and the high was 66. No rain was reported.

TODAY'S WEATHER TRIVIA:Speaking of cold! The 27 degree low recorded on this day in 1989 remains the coldest temperature ever observed in Galveston for so late in the season.

10-Day Galveston Island Forecast
Today
52°
44°
Partly sunny
Saturday
56°
51°
Some sun, then clouds
Sunday
58°
54°
Breezy with rain
Monday
62°
52°
Breezy with heavy rain
Tuesday
61°
54°
Breezy with rain
Wednesday
63°
55°
Some sun, then clouds
Thursday
65°
54°
Times of clouds and sun
Friday
67°
56°
Rather cloudy, a shower
Saturday
67°
54°
Mostly cloudy
Sunday
64°
58°
More clouds than sunshine
Stan Blazyk's Weather Forecast
Current Surface Map

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FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015

BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY AND CHILLY TODAY

INCREASING CLOUDS AND COOL TOMORROW

MOSTLY CLOUDY AND COOL ON SUNDAY WITH SHOWERS POSSIBLE

Partly cloudy, breezy and cool today. High temperatures will be in the low-50's. Look for northeast winds at 10-20 mph

It will be partly cloudy and cold tonight. Overnight lows will range from near 40 in Galveston to the upper-30's on the mainland. Expect northeast winds at 5-10 mph.

Saturday should bring partly cloudy skies early, becoming mostly cloudy and cool later in the day with a slight chance of rain overnight on Saturday. High temperatures will be in the mid-50's. Expect easterly winds at 5-10 mph.

On Sunday, expect mostly cloudy skies and cool temperatures with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid-50's. Look for northeast winds at 10-15 mph.

SYNOPSIS AND OUTLOOK:Colder than normal weather continues over Southeast Texas behind a strong cold front as high pressure builds in over the region. This will lead to partly cloudy skies and gradually decreasing wind speeds. Clouds will begin increasing on Saturday as a surface trough and low begins to form in the western Gulf of Mexico.

NATIONAL OUTLOOK:

This morning, a strong cold front extends south from the Big Bend area deep into Mexico to near Vera Cruz. The front then continues east-northeastward across the southern Gulf of Mexico to Florida and a low in the Atlantic south of Bermuda. A large region of high pressure is located behind the front from Pennsylvania to North Texas. High pressure also sites over most of the Rocky Mountain region. A surface trough is located over New Mexico and southeast Colorado with a warm front over the eastern part of the central and northern Plains.

At the upper-levels, we seeing a somewhat more amplified flow with a broad high pressure ridge off the U.S. East Coast, a weak low pressure trough digging southwest from the western Great Lakes and northeastern Plains. Further west, a strong high pressure ridge is located along the West Coast, while a low pressure trough is developing to the south near Baja California.

LOOKING AHEAD

Partly cloudy skies with cold nights and cool afternoons will prevail through Saturday. We will see increasing clouds on Saturday and Saturday night with rain chances appearing on Sunday as a surface low and trough develop in the northwest Gulf of Mexico and the upper-level low pressure trough to our west deepens. Rain will continue into Monday, with fairly substantial amounts possible before the system in the Gulf moves off to the northeast.

TROPICAL OUTLOOK:

The Tropical Atlantic Basin continues to be quiet overall with no active tropical cyclones and tropical development not expected over the coming 48-hours.

Upper Level Map

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Radar Loop

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US Satellite Iamge

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Tropical Basin Satellite

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