Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
416 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

LOWER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO THE MOUTH OF THE
RIO GRANDE OUT TO 60 NM.

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE
HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES

GMZ100-041530-
SYNOPSIS FOR BAFFIN BAY TO RIO GRANDE OUT 60 NM-
416 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS...LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS AND SEAS WILL PREVAIL ALONG
THE LOWER TEXAS COAST TODAY IN ADVANCE OF THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
PASSAGE OF A STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT. AREAS OF DENSE MARINE FOG
WILL PLAGUE THE LOWER TEXAS MARINE AREAS THROUGHOUT TODAY.
HAZARDOUS WIND AND SEA CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY IN THE WAKE OF THIS
FRONT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS A MODERATE TO
STRONG NORTHERLY WIND FLOW AND ELEVATED SEAS PERSIST.

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GMZ130-132-135-041530-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE TO THE ARROYO COLORADO-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE ARROYO COLORADO TO 5 NM NORTH OF PORT
MANSFIELD TX-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM 5 NM NORTH OF PORT MANSFIELD TO BAFFIN BAY TX-
416 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS INCREASING TO 12 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE BAY. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN
THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 8 TO
13 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING EAST 17 TO 22 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT BECOMING NORTH 26 TO 31 KNOTS EARLY IN THE
MORNING. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE BAY  INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER
MIDNIGHT...THEN INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH EARLY IN THE MORNING.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 26 TO 31 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 23 TO
28 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. VERY ROUGH ON THE
BAY. RAIN AND DRIZZLE LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN
AND DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 17 TO
22 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. ROUGH ON THE BAY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND
DRIZZLE.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 12 TO
17 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. CHOPPY ON THE BAY  SUBSIDING TO A
MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE IN THE
MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 7 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE BAY  SUBSIDING TO
A LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF DRIZZLE IN THE
EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE
BAY. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE BAY.
CHANCE OF RAIN.

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GMZ150-155-041530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD OUT 20 NM-
416 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 19 TO
24 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING NORTH 28 TO 33 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
7 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 27 TO 32 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN AND
DRIZZLE LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 21 TO 26 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
23 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 14 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 18 TO 22 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 12 TO
17 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 8 TO
13 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF DRIZZLE IN THE
EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN.

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GMZ170-175-041530-
WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
416 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 14 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
7 FEET. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 17 TO
22 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING NORTH 28 TO 33 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 26 TO 31 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN AND DRIZZLE
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 23 TO 28 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 15 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 19 TO 24 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 13 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE THROUGH THE
DAY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
9 TO 13 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE IN THE EVENING.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN.

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