Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 190331
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
931 PM CST WED JAN 18 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.

GMZ200-191630-
931 PM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL RESULT IN CONTINUED CHANCES FOR
SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING. A WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.
GENERALLY WEAK SOUTH FLOW EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
NIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE FRIDAY INTO
EARLY SATURDAY. THE BIGGEST ISSUE WILL BE GALE FORCE WINDS ON
SUNDAY BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT. THE POTENTIAL DOES EXIST FOR
BRIEF STORM FORCE GUSTS OVER THE OUTER WATERS SUNDAY
AFTERNOON/EVENING.


$$

GMZ235-191630-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
931 PM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. BAYS ROUGH TO
OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-191630-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
931 PM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. BAYS ROUGH TO
OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ255-191630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
931 PM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

GMZ250-191630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
931 PM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-191630-
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-
931 PM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 30 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET.

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