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Cloudy
60°
96%
ENE 16mph
30.02"
10 mi.
7:08AM
5:25PM
Galveston Isle Weather Data
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63°
50°
72°
58°
76°, 2012
23°, 1929

68°
60°
0.29"
Beach & Surf
Hi Tide:7:08 am
Height:-0.4ft.

Lo Tide:3:27 pm
Height:1.6ft.

Hi Tide:8:02 pm
Height:1.2ft.

Lo Tide:11:41 pm
Height:1.3ft.

TODAY:
Surf Temp.68°
Tanning Index:(1-10) 5
Winds:SW 9-18
Wave Heights:1-3 ft.
TOMORROW:
Surf Temp.68°
Tanning Index:(1-10) 7
Winds:N 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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63°
64°

E at 16mph
29.97"

4 ft.
4 sec.

Today's Weather Trivia

WEATHER 100 YEARS AGO TODAY:The low on this day in 1914 was 46 degrees and the high was 57. 0.69" of rain was reported.

TODAY'S WEATHER TRIVIA:3.86" of rain soaked the Island on this day in 1949.

10-Day Galveston Island Forecast
Today
63°
50°
Heavy t-storms; cloudy
Saturday
56°
50°
Clouds and sun; breezy
Sunday
58°
51°
Rather cloudy
Monday
66°
55°
Clouds and sun; warmer
Tuesday
65°
48°
Windy with sunshine
Wednesday
63°
55°
Plenty of sun
Thursday
69°
59°
Sunny
Friday
66°
50°
Some rain and a t-storm
Saturday
61°
52°
Sun through high clouds
Sunday
63°
42°
A p.m. t-storm
Stan Blazyk's Weather Forecast
Current Surface Map

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014

MOSTLY CLOUDY AND COOL TO MILD THROUGH TOMORROW WITH SHOWERS, ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AND SOME FOG LIKELY

CLEARING AND TURNING MUCH COOLER ON SATURDAY

Mostly cloudy and mild today with a 60% chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High temperatures will be in the low-70's. We should have southerly winds at 5-10 mph. It will be cloudy and cool tonight with some fog and an 80% chance of showers or thunderstorms. Low temperatures will be near 60. Expect southeast winds at 10-15 mph. Friday should bring mostly cloudy skies and some fog with an 80% chance of showers or thunderstorms, decreasing to a 60% chance by the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid-60's. Expect southeast winds at 10-15 mph. On Saturday, we should have partly cloudy skies and much cooler temperatures. Highs will be in the upper-50's. Winds will be from the north at 10-15 mph.

SYNOPSIS AND OUTLOOK:We should see cloudy skies and milder temperatures today with an increasing chance of rain as a warm front becomes stationary along the coast, surface low over south Texas slowly moves northeast and an upper-level disturbance approaches from the west. Rain chances will continue into Friday, with clearing and much cooler weather on Saturday as cold, high pressure moves in behind the surface low.

NATIONAL OUTLOOK:

At the surface, a stationary warm front extends northeast along the Texas coast from a low in northeast Mexico and South Texas. The front then stretches east across the Gulf of Mexico to south Florida and the Bahamas. To our north, another stationary front lingers the Texas South Plains northward over the western Great Plains to Canada. Elsewhere, high pressure dominates the weather over the western third of the U.S. as well as Minnesota and the western Ohio Valley. A stationary front is located over the Great Lakes.

At the upper-levels, a less amplified flow is evident with an upper-level low over eastern Maine, a weak high pressure ridge over the Ohio Valley, a short-wave trough moving into the eastern Great Plains, another short wave trough is tracking east through Arizona and Utah with a high pressure ridge along the West Coast.

LOOKING AHEAD

Increasing clouds and rain chances are in our picture through tomorrow, with a combination of fog, showers, light rain and isolated thunderstorms possible. A stalled warm front along the coast, a low in South Texas and two short-wave troughs heading east into Texas should provide the conditions for rain. Much cooler temperatures are on tap for Saturday as a cold front moves in behind the surface low..

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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