Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
856 AM CST THU DEC 18 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.

GMZ200-190400-
856 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE TO MORE MODERATE
LEVELS THIS AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE OPEN GULF. THE
ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT BEFORE SHIFTING TO AN OFFSHORE
FLOW BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES THROUGH THE
REGION. CHANCES OF SHOWERS WILL EXIST THROUGH MUCH OF TODAY...WITH
GREATER CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING LATE
TONIGHT AND ESPECIALLY FRIDAY. MODERATE TO POSSIBLY STRONG
OFFSHORE FLOW AND HIGHER SEAS ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP BY SUNDAY AND
CONTINUE INTO MONDAY AS THE HIGH PRESSURE AREA SLIDES EAST.
MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY STRONG SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP MONDAY
MONDAY NIGHT AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. MODERATE TO
STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THE PASSING COLD FRONT ON
TUESDAY. THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR SHOWERS SUNDAY THROUGH
MONDAY.

$$

GMZ235-190400-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
856 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. PATCHY
FOG IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-190400-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
856 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING WITH
GREATER CHANCES AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ255-190400-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
856 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. PATCHY FOG IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ250-190400-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
856 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-190400-
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-
856 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.

$$

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