Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 240857
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
357 AM CDT MON APR 24 2017

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.

GMZ200-242130-
357 AM CDT MON APR 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A LIGHT ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP LATER TODAY...AS HIGH PRESSURE
MOVES EAST. ONSHORE FLOW WILL INCREASE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...AS
LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS AND DEEPENS OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON, CONTINUING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A WEAK BOUNDARY WILL LIKELY MOVE OFFSHORE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH WINDS BRIEFLY SHIFTING NORTHEAST. ONSHORE
FLOW WILL RETURN BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.


$$

GMZ235-242130-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
357 AM CDT MON APR 24 2017

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST LATE IN THE
MORNING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.

$$

GMZ230-242130-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
357 AM CDT MON APR 24 2017

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.

$$

GMZ255-242130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
357 AM CDT MON APR 24 2017

.TODAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WIND BECOMING EAST UP TO 5 KNOTS LATE
IN THE MORNING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.

$$

GMZ250-242130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
357 AM CDT MON APR 24 2017

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-242130-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
357 AM CDT MON APR 24 2017

.TODAY...NORTH WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST LATE IN THE
MORNING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.

$$

GMZ275-242130-
WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
357 AM CDT MON APR 24 2017

.TODAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WIND BECOMING SOUTHEAST UP TO 5 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTH
LATE. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.

$$

GW/PZ



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