Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
930 AM CST TUE DEC 6 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.

GMZ200-070415-
930 AM CST TUE DEC 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAK TO MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING WITH
FLOW DECREASING THIS AFTERNOON AS A FRONTAL BOUNDARY MOVES INTO
THE SOUTH TEXAS. THE FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS
THIS EVENING. THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL STALL OVER THE MIDDLE
TEXAS COASTAL WATERS WEDNESDAY...RESULTING IN A RELATIVELY WEAK
WIND REGIME. A MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
COASTAL WATERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND TRIGGER ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
SHOWERS. A VERY STRONG NORTH WIND WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF GALE
FORCE AND MUCH COLDER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AFTER THE FRONTAL
PASSAGE BY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL WEAKEN
THROUGH FRIDAY AS THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE MOVES EAST. WEAK TO
MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW RETURNS BY THE WEEKEND.

$$

GMZ235-070415-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
930 AM CST TUE DEC 6 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN SHIFTING NORTHWEST LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.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.

$$

GMZ230-070415-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
930 AM CST TUE DEC 6 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN SHIFTING WEST LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
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...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS 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.

$$

GMZ250-255-070415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
930 AM CST TUE DEC 6 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. GUSTS AROUND 40 KNOTS. SEAS
6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST 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.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ270-275-070415-
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-
930 AM CST TUE DEC 6 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
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. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET
BUILDING TO 9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 13 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

TMT/GW/GH



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