Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1035 PM CDT WED MAR 29 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.

GMZ200-301615-
1035 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
WEAK SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST FLOW WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. A MODERATE
TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THURSDAY MORNING
AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES ACROSS THE AREA. A WEAK TO MODERATE
ONSHORE FLOW RETURNS BY THURSDAY NIGHT. MODERATE, TO OCCASIONALLY
STRONG, ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP BY LATE FRIDAY AND CONTINUE
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY OCCUR
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. WINDS BECOME OFFSHORE BY MONDAY AS WE
BEGIN TO DRY OUT.

$$

GMZ235-301615-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
1035 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY IN THE
MORNING. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-301615-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
1035 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 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. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ255-301615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
1035 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY IN
THE MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.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...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ250-301615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
1035 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY IN THE
MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST 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.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-301615-
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-
1035 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING
SOUTHWEST EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 9 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.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 6 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$



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