Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 282117
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
417 PM CDT TUE MAR 28 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.

GMZ200-291015-
417 PM CDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
ONSHORE FLOW WILL INCREASE TO STRONG LEVELS TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH
EARLY WEDNESDAY AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS
THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES. THE UPPER SYSTEM WILL INCREASE THE
CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.
A WEAK COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS BEFORE
DAYBREAK THURSDAY WITH A MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING IN ITS
WAKE. MODERATE ONSHORE WINDS RETURN ON FRIDAY AS THE NEXT STORM
SYSTEM MOVES INTO THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES. THE ONSHORE FLOW WILL
BECOME MODERATE TO STRONG ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AS LOW PRESSURE
DEVELOPS OVER DEEP SOUTH TEXAS. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE SUNDAY.

$$

GMZ235-291015-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
417 PM CDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS IN THE
MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ230-291015-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
417 PM CDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ255-291015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
417 PM CDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST 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.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ250-291015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
417 PM CDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ270-275-291015-
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-
417 PM CDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET BUILDING TO 8 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 13 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST 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 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

TE/CB



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