Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
924 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

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.

GMZ200-081615-
924 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS LATE
TONIGHT WITH NORTHERLY GALES DEVELOPING IN ITS WAKE...PERSISTING
THROUGH THE DAY THURSDAY. MUCH COLDER CONDITIONS AND SCATTERED
SHOWERS WILL ALSO ACCOMPANY THIS FRONT. SEAS WILL ALSO BECOME
HIGH WITH STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. A
MODERATE TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW FRIDAY MORNING WILL WEAKEN IN
THE AFTERNOON AS THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE MOVES EAST. WEAK TO
MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW RETURNS SATURDAY AS A COASTAL TROUGH MOVES
INLAND. A MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED OVER THE GULF WATERS
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
INTO THE AREA MONDAY WITH A WEAK TO MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOW
EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT.

$$

GMZ235-081615-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
924 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
LATE IN THE NIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. PATCHY FOG.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.SATURDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-081615-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
924 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
LATE IN THE NIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. PATCHY FOG.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.SATURDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ250-255-081615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
924 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25
KNOTS LATE IN THE NIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 11 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 9 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.SATURDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-081615-
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-
924 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT...

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE NIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET BUILDING TO 10 TO 12 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 13 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH 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. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$


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