Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
321 AM CST FRI NOV 21 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.

GMZ200-212245-
321 AM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY STRONG ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY
THROUGH SATURDAY...AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS AND DEEPENS OVER THE
LEE OF THE ROCKIES...IN RESPONSE TO AN APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL
STORM SYSTEM. THE STRONGER ONSHORE FLOW WILL OCCUR OVER THE
OFFSHORE WATERS TODAY...THEN SPREAD CLOSER TO THE COAST TONIGHT.
INCREASING MOISTURE OVER THE GULF WILL RESULT IN A CHANCE FOR
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS TODAY. AN UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE WILL LEAD TO ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
SATURDAY. A FEW OF THESE STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG TO SEVERE AT
TIMES. STRONG ONSHORE FLOW AND RAIN CHANCES WILL THEN DIMINISH
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY AS THE UPPER DISTURBANCE EXITS THE AREA.
WINDS WILL SHIFT TO OFFSHORE MONDAY BEHIND A WEAK COLD FRONT.

$$

GMZ235-212245-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
321 AM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE. BAYS CHOPPY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. ISOLATED SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY. PATCHY SEA FOG IN THE
MORNING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS
MAY BE SEVERE.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-212245-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
321 AM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY. PATCHY
SEA FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS DECREASING TO UP TO
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ255-212245-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
321 AM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. PATCHY SEA
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST 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. PATCHY SEA FOG IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ250-212245-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
321 AM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO AROUND 20
KNOTS BY LATE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 9 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. PATCHY SEA FOG IN THE MORNING. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY
BE SEVERE.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-212245-
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-
321 AM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY
BE SEVERE.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.

$$

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