Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
429 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

LOWER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO THE MOUTH OF THE
RIO GRANDE OUT TO 60 NM.

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE
HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES

GMZ100-071700-
SYNOPSIS FOR BAFFIN BAY TO RIO GRANDE OUT 60 NM-
429 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...WEAK COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS
THIS MORNING PROVIDING MODERATE NORTHEAST WINDS AND SEAS.
DETERIORATING MARINE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY AS STRONG POLAR
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE NORTHERN GULF. ADVERSE MARINE
CONDITIONS CONTINUE INTO EARLY SATURDAY WITH ONLY SLIGHT
IMPROVEMENT THE LATTER HALF OF THE WEEKEND. GALE CONDITIONS ARE
BECOMING MORE LIKELY INCLUDING THE LAGUNA MADRE FOR THURSDAY INTO
THURSDAY EVENING. HIGH END SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE LIKELY FOR
FRIDAY AND POSSIBLY INTO EARLY SATURDAY FOR THE OFFSHORE WATERS.

$$

GMZ130-132-071700-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE TO THE ARROYO COLORADO-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE ARROYO COLORADO TO 5 NM NORTH OF PORT
MANSFIELD TX-
429 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 9 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE BAY .
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH 8 TO
13 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE BAY
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP EARLY IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 22 TO
27 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 38 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. CHOPPY ON THE BAY  INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 22 TO 27 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 19 TO
23 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. ROUGH ON THE BAY . CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 17 TO 22 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
19 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. ROUGH ON THE BAY  SUBSIDING TO CHOPPY
IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST 9 TO
13 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. A MODERATE CHOP ON
THE BAY . SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE
BAY . SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 13 TO 17 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP
ON THE BAY .
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 12 TO 16 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE BAY
.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP ON
THE BAY . SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ135-071700-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM 5 NM NORTH OF PORT MANSFIELD TO BAFFIN BAY TX-
429 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 12 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE BAY .
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE BAY
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP EARLY IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 33 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. CHOPPY ON THE BAY INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING, THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 17 TO
22 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. ROUGH ON THE BAY . CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 13 TO
17 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. CHOPPY ON THE BAY  SUBSIDING TO A
MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 7 TO
11 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. A MODERATE CHOP ON
THE BAY  SUBSIDING TO A LIGHT CHOP IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 12 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE
BAY . SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP ON
THE BAY .
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 11 TO 14 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE BAY
. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 7 TO 12 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE BAY
. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ150-155-071700-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD OUT 20 NM-
429 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 12 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 11 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 13 TO
18 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 19 TO 24 KNOTS INCREASING TO 24 TO
29 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 24 TO 29 KNOTS GUST TO 35 KNOTS
DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 9 TO 13
FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 16 TO
21 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 12 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9
FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
11 TO 16 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ170-175-071700-
WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
429 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS INCREASING TO 12 TO
17 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING, THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 19 TO 24 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO
30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 16 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS GUST TO 35 KNOTS.
SEAS 12 TO 15 FEET SUBSIDING TO 9 TO 13 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 21 TO 26 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 17 TO
21 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 15 FEET SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
12 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, THEN
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST
13 TO 17 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 18 TO 22 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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