Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
613 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

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.

GMZ200-041315-
613 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY CONTINUES TO PUSH FARTHER OFFSHORE WITH A
MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING IN WAKE OF THE BOUNDARY.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO PUSH EAST ACROSS THE
OFFSHORE WATERS AHEAD OF THE BOUNDARY. CHANCES FOR SCATTERED TO
NUMEROUS SHOWERS DEVELOPING BEHIND THE FRONT ARE EXPECTED THIS
EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
WITH GUSTY WINDS POSSIBLE IN AND AROUND THE STORMS. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE OFFSHORE WATERS THROUGH THE
EVENING DUE TO HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO SLOWLY
DIMINISH THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. PRECIPITATION WILL END FROM
WEST TO EAST ON MONDAY WITH A MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOW PERSISTING.
OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DIMINISH MONDAY NIGHT. SOUTHWEST WINDS TUESDAY
WILL BECOME ONSHORE TUESDAY NIGHT AND INCREASING EARLY WEDNESDAY.
A STRONG MODIFIED ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE COASTAL
WATERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND TRIGGER ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS.
VERY STRONG TO GALE NORTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

$$

GMZ235-041315-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
613 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.

$$

GMZ230-041315-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
613 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
ROUGH. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.

$$

GMZ255-041315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
613 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.

$$

GMZ250-041315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
613 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 11 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-041315-
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-
613 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST IN THE LATE
EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN SHIFTING NORTHEAST EARLY IN THE
MORNING. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
11 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET.

$$


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