Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 290941
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
341 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL
OUT TO 60 NAUTICAL MILES.

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

GMZ200-292230-
341 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...A WEAK NORTH TO
NORTHEAST FLOW IS FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT BEFORE A MODERATE TO
OCCASIONALLY STRONG FLOW DEVELOPS TUESDAY AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES
INTO THE AREA. THE GRADIENT WILL INCREASE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY AS A TROUGH DEVELOPS OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF OF
MEXICO. THIS WILL LEAD TO MODERATE TO STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS
THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. RAIN CHANCES WILL INCREASE WEDNESDAY
INTO THURSDAY AS MOISTURE OVERRIDES THE SHALLOW COLD AIR MASS.
RAIN CHANCES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY AS THE COASTAL TROUGH
MOVES TOWARD THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST AND AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
MOVES OUT OF THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES.

$$

GMZ235-292230-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
341 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

.TODAY...NORTH WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST LATE. BAYS
SMOOTH.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ230-292230-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
341 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

.TODAY...NORTH WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST LATE. BAYS
SMOOTH.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ250-255-292230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
341 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

.TODAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST LATE. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY
DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ270-275-292230-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
341 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY
DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO
9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
RAIN.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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