Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 212132
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
332 PM CST SAT JAN 21 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.

GMZ200-221015-
332 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
COULD STILL SEE SOME PATCHY MARINE FOG FROM PORT ARANSAS NORTHWARD
TOWARDS PORT O`CONNOR THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. HOWEVER, A STRONG
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT RESULTING IN GALE
CONDITIONS BY SUNRISE ON SUNDAY. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR BRIEF
STORM FORCE GUSTS OVER THE OFFSHORE COASTAL WATERS SUNDAY
AFTERNOON. THE VERY STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO LEAD TO LARGE CHAOTIC
SEAS. CONDITIONS WILL BEGIN IMPROVING SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.
A LIGHT ONSHORE FLOW WILL RETURN MONDAY AND STRENGTHEN TUESDAY
AHEAD OF ANOTHER COLD FRONT THAT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE
AREA TUESDAY NIGHT. A WEAK TO MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOW CAN BE
EXPECTED WEDNESDAY.

$$

GMZ235-221015-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
332 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE IN THE NIGHT.
BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. BAYS ROUGH TO
OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ230-221015-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
332 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST LATE IN
THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE IN THE NIGHT. BAYS
CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. BAYS ROUGH TO
OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ255-221015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
332 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS LATE IN THE
NIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...WEST WIND 30 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 25 TO
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 45 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 0 TO
1 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ250-221015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
332 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST LATE IN
THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS LATE IN THE NIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 35 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 0 TO 1 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-221015-
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-
332 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 KNOTS LATE IN THE
NIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET
BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WIND 35 TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 30 TO
35 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 15 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.

$$

GH/PZ



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