Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
410 AM CDT FRI MAY 22 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.

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SYNOPSIS FOR BAFFIN BAY TO RIO GRANDE OUT 60 NM-
410 AM CDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.SYNOPSIS..LIGHT TO MODERATE SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS
THE COASTAL WATERS TODAY AS A WEAK STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY
DRAPED ACROSS THE COASTAL BEND CONTINUES TO PROVIDE A WEAK
PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO. THE PRESSURE
GRADIENT IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TONIGHT AND MODERATE TO STRONG
SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE LOWER TEXAS COAST. SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED FOR THE OFFSHORE WATERS TONIGHT.
THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL REMAIN STRONG SATURDAY WITH HIGH
PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN UNITED STATES COAST AND LOW PRESSURE
ALONG THE LEE SIDE OF THE ROCKIES. MODERATE TO STRONG SOUTHEAST
WINDS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE LOWER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS SATURDAY
AND SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR THE LAGUNA
MADRE AS WELL AS THE OFFSHORE WATERS AS A RESULT.

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GMZ130-132-135-221530-
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-
410 AM CDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 9 KNOTS INCREASING TO 9 TO 14 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE BAY
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 14 KNOTS INCREASING TO 13 TO
17 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING
TO 11 TO 14 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE
BAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS INCREASING TO 16 TO
19 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. CHOPPY ON THE BAY. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 19 KNOTS. CHOPPY ON THE
BAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 19 KNOTS. CHOPPY ON THE BAY.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS. CHOPPY ON THE
BAY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 19 KNOTS. CHOPPY ON THE BAY.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE
BAY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ150-155-221530-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD OUT 20 NM-
410 AM CDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 12 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
13 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 14 TO
18 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING
TO 12 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS INCREASING TO 17 TO
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 16 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 19 KNOTS INCREASING TO
18 TO 21 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ170-175-221530-
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-
410 AM CDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 12 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST 13 TO
18 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 13 TO 17 KNOTS INCREASING TO 16 TO
19 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 7 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS INCREASING TO
18 TO 22 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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