Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
749 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...DANGEROUS MARINE CONDITIONS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT AND SUNDAY...

.STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING AND INTENSIFY
OVERNIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR
LATE THIS EVENING WITH A GALE WARNING GOING INTO EFFECT
OVERNIGHT...AND CONTINUING THROUGH SUNDAY. ISOLATED GUSTS TO
STORM FORCE MAY OCCUR ACROSS THE OFFSHORE WATERS ON SUNDAY. SEAS
WILL BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS AND CHAOTIC.

GMZ230-235-250-255-270-275-221000-
/O.NEW.KCRP.SC.Y.0011.170122T0500Z-170122T0800Z/
/O.CON.KCRP.GL.W.0002.170122T0800Z-170123T0300Z/
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-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-
749 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM
CST SUNDAY...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 PM CST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
2 AM CST SUNDAY. A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO
9 PM CST SUNDAY.

* WINDS: BECOMING WEST OR NORTHWEST LATE THIS EVENING 20 TO 25
  KNOTS AND GUSTY...AND STRENGTHENING OVERNIGHT. BY LATE TONIGHT
  AND THROUGH SUNDAY EXPECT SUSTAINED NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30
  KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE ACROSS AREA BAYS. EXPECT
  SUSTAINED NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS ACROSS THE GULF
  WATERS...WITH A FEW LOCATIONS ACROSS THE OFFSHORE WATERS
  EXPERIENCING SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 40 KNOTS. ISOLATED GUSTS TO
  STORM FORCE POSSIBLE SUNDAY.

* SEAS/BAY CONDITIONS: SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET NEARSHORE AND
  12 TO 15 FEET OFFSHORE. BAYS TO BECOME ROUGH TO OCCASIONALLY
  VERY ROUGH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 7 FEET OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS. MARINERS SHOULD PAY CLOSE
ATTENTION TO THE MARINE FORECAST...AND CONSIDER WIND AND SEA
CONDITIONS IN PLANNING.

&&

$$

HART



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