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Strong winds a factor for anglers - The Galveston County Daily News : Fishing Report

July 26, 2014

Strong winds a factor for anglers

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:00 am

We are entering into that time of year when the weather tends to be the most stable. This especially is true when we get farther into the summer. Events in the Gulf are the biggest catalyst for weather during the warm months, while frontal systems take control from late fall through spring.

Probably the most frequently posted offshore forecast calls for winds in the 10 to 15 mph range, while a close second would be winds 10 mph or less. When checking the forecast with winds in the 10 to 15 mph category, this could mean good conditions, especially if closer to 10 mph; however, a sustained wind near 15 mph will create choppy conditions and make the Gulf intolerable for smaller boats.

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