DISCUSSION: Earlier this morning as the marine layer remained fairly persistent in the vicinity of the Texas Gulf Coast, there were some substantial issues with regard to the more popular shipping lanes positioned in close proximity to the greater Houston/Galveston metropolitan areas. As you can clearly see in the image above, there were dozens of ships positioned just offshore from the southeast Texas coastline due to the deep, persistent fog layer which was remaining in place as of earlier this morning. As a consequence of this deep fog remaining just offshore during the earlier part of this morning, these dozens of ships were forced to remain just off the coast while waiting for the dense sea fog to let up before moving into the Houston/Galveston area. Having said that, current forecast expectations continue to strongly indicate that frontal passage on Thursday morning will end this current fog episode.
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