Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 191455
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
855 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

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.

GMZ200-200315-
855 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL IMPACT THE COASTAL WATERS TODAY. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE IN AREAL
COVERAGE THROUGH THE LATE MORNING AS A SURFACE FRONT BEGINS TO
PUSH THROUGH THE AREA. THIS FRONT WILL PUSH OFFSHORE EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON WITH A MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING IN ITS
WAKE...AND THEN CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY. DRIER CONDITIONS WILL
PREVAIL TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL
PRODUCE ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THE
RAIN WILL END SUNDAY EVENING AS THE DISTURBANCE EXITS TO THE EAST.
BRIEF ONSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED ON MONDAY AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD
FRONT ON TUESDAY. MODERATE TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW AND HIGHER SEAS
ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT.

$$

GMZ235-200315-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
855 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

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

$$

GMZ230-200315-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
855 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS...THEN INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ255-200315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
855 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS IN THE MORNING...BECOMING
NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS...THEN INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. AREAS OF FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ250-200315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
855 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE MORNING...BECOMING
NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-200315-
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-
855 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.

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