Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
615 PM CST SUN FEB 19 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.

GMZ200-201315-
615 PM CST SUN FEB 19 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
MODERATE TO STRONG SOUTHEAST FLOW WILL WEAKEN EARLY THIS
EVENING...AND BECOME WEAK OVERNIGHT AS A STRONG STORM SYSTEM
APPROACHES THE AREA. HIGH CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WILL EXIST ACROSS THE AREA BY LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MUCH OF
MONDAY. SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG. 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.

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GMZ235-201315-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
615 PM CST SUN FEB 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST 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 AROUND
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.

$$

GMZ230-201315-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
615 PM CST SUN FEB 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST 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 INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ255-201315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
615 PM CST SUN FEB 19 2017

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

$$

GMZ250-201315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
615 PM CST SUN FEB 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE
MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
AREAS OF FOG IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH UP TO
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

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GMZ270-275-201315-
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-
615 PM CST SUN FEB 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

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

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