Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 201506
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
906 AM CST MON FEB 20 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.

GMZ200-210415-
906 AM CST MON FEB 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A LARGE AREAS OF RAIN WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL GRADUALLY
DIMINISH FROM WEST TO EAST LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.
A GENERALLY WEAK AND AT TIMES VARIABLE FLOW WILL OCCUR BY THIS
AFTERNOON. MUCH DRIER CONDITIONS AND GENERALLY WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW
EXPECTED TUESDAY AS THE UPPER DISTURBANCE MOVES EAST. INCREASING
ONSHORE FLOW EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OVER
THE COASTAL WATERS AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES EASTWARD
ACROSS THE WESTERN UNITED STATES AND APPROACHES THE SOUTHERN
PLAINS. AS THE UPPER SYSTEM MOVES FARTHER EAST...A COLD FRONT WILL
MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT AND RESULT IN MODERATE
OFFSHORE FLOW.

$$

GMZ235-210415-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
906 AM CST MON FEB 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO
AROUND 5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN SHIFTING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST UP TO
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-210415-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
906 AM CST MON FEB 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS
LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ255-210415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
906 AM CST MON FEB 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH UP TO
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ250-210415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
906 AM CST MON FEB 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH UP TO
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-210415-
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-
906 AM CST MON FEB 20 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST UP TO
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET.

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