... Gale watch remains in effect from late Saturday night through
* winds... sustained winds increasing Saturday night into Sunday... up
to 25 to 35 knots. The strongest winds are expected towards the
open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Peak gusts offshore as high
as 40 to 45 knots are possible.
* Seas... increasing late Saturday night into Sunday. In the nearshore
waters... up to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. In
the offshore waters... 7 to 10 feet with occasional seas up to 13
A gale watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to 47
knots has significantly increased... but the specific timing and/or
location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide additional lead
time for mariners who may wish to consider altering their plans.
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Issued: 09:43 CST Jan. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service