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Beach & Surf
Hi Tide:4:05 am
Height:1.6ft.

Lo Tide:10:13 am
Height:0.7ft.

Hi Tide:3:43 pm
Height:1.3ft.

Lo Tide:10:04 pm
Height:0.2ft.

TODAY:
Surf Temp.73°
Tanning Index:(1-10) 5
Winds:SE 15-25
Wave Heights:3-5 ft.
TOMORROW:
Surf Temp.73°
Tanning Index:(1-10) 5
Winds:SE 10-20
Wave Heights:2-3 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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Today's Weather Trivia

WEATHER 100 YEARS AGO TODAY:The low on this day in 1914 was 65 degrees and the high was 72. No rain was reported.

TODAY'S WEATHER TRIVIA:It was rainy then as well. Thunderstorms drenched Galveston with 4.99" of rain on this day in 1973.

10-Day Galveston Island Forecast
Today
76°
69°
Heavy t-storms
Sunday
81°
67°
A t-storm in spots
Monday
78°
68°
Variable cloudiness
Tuesday
76°
68°
Variable clouds; breezy
Wednesday
78°
71°
A t-storm in the area
Thursday
81°
73°
Mostly cloudy and humid
Friday
80°
73°
Cloudy, a shower; humid
Saturday
81°
71°
Strong t-storms
Sunday
79°
58°
Clearing
Monday
74°
58°
Increasing clouds
Stan Blazyk's Weather Forecast
Current Surface Map

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FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR MOST OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS

MOSTLY CLOUDY TO PARTLY CLOUDY AND MILD WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TOMORROW---SOME HEAVY RAIN AND A FEW SEVERE STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE

We should see partly to mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures with a 30% chance of showers or isolated thunderstorms this morning, increasing to a 60% chance later today. High temperatures will range from near 80 in Galveston to the low-80's on the mainland. We will have southeast winds at 10-15 mph.

It will be mostly cloudy and mild tonight with a 60% chance of showers or thunderstorms, increasing to an 80% chance after midnight. Overnight lows will be near 70. Look for southeast winds at 5-10 mph

Saturday will bring mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures with a 50% chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper-70's. Expect southerly winds at 10-15 mph.

On Sunday, we should see partly cloudy skies and warm conditions. High temperatures.will range from the upper-70's on the Island to the low-80's inland. Look for southerly winds at 5-10 mph.

SYNOPSIS AND OUTLOOK:

An upper-level low and trough to our west continues to send weak disturbances over Southeast Texas as it tracks slowly east-northeast. Meanwhile, deep moisture at the surface and a stalled frontal boundary/wind shift line over the northwest Gulf of Mexico provide fuel for a continuing chance of showers and thunderstorms.

NATIONAL OUTLOOK:

This morning, a stationary frontal boundary/wind shift line extends across the northwest Gulf of Mexico to the Florida coast where it becomes an active cold front attached to a low east of South Carolina. To our west, . The frontal boundary then curves eastward to a low in the Atlantic east of South Carolina. To our west, a surface low and trough is located over northern Mexico. Further west, a slow moving cold front is located over West Texas, northern Mexico and Arizona. Meanwhile, high pressure dominates the weather over the Mid-South and Midwest as well as over the Rocky Mountains and Desert Southwest.

At the upper-levels we moving back to a slightly more amplified flow with a high pressure ridge along the East Coast and extending westward into the eastern Plains A deep upper-level low and trough is located over the Desert Southwest and northern Mexico with a high pressure ridge developing along the West Coast.

LOOKING AHEAD

Cloudy to partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures will prevail through Saturday as more in a series of upper-level disturbances track eastward into Texas. This will set the stage for more periods of showers and thunderstorms. We should see some drier conditions by Sunday with a weak cold front bring somewhat cooler night-time temperatures by Monday.

TROPICAL OUTLOOK:

The Tropical Atlantic Basin remains 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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