Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 280856
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
356 AM CDT FRI APR 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.

GMZ200-282200-
356 AM CDT FRI APR 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
STRENGTHENING ONSHORE FLOW TODAY BECOMES STRONG BY LATE THIS
AFTERNOON. WINDS AND SEAS ARE BOTH EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY CRITERIA THROUGH SATURDAY BEFORE A COLD FRONT
SWEEPS THROUGH THE WATERS EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT
THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY IN RESPONSE TO AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND
THE ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT. STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW AND MUCH DRIER
CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY AFTER FRONTAL PASSAGE. OFFSHORE
FLOW WILL SUBSIDE LATE SUNDAY THEN BECOME WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE
BY LATE MONDAY AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE MOVES EASTWARD ACROSS THE
WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND AS SURFACE LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OVER
WEST TEXAS.

$$

GMZ235-282200-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
356 AM CDT FRI APR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
LATE. BAYS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ230-282200-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
356 AM CDT FRI APR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ255-282200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
356 AM CDT FRI APR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
13 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ250-282200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
356 AM CDT FRI APR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
11 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ270-275-282200-
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-
356 AM CDT FRI APR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
15 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GH/TE


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