Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 272130
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
330 PM CST SAT DEC 27 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.

GMZ200-281015-
330 PM CST SAT DEC 27 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH OFF THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND REACH THE OFFSHORE WATERS BY EARLY EVENING. STRONG
OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT TONIGHT WITH
MARINE CONDITIONS IMPROVING THROUGH THE DAY SUNDAY. RAIN IS
FORECAST TO DEVELOP THIS EVENING...AND ESPECIALLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. THE RAIN WILL END FROM WEST TO EAST SUNDAY AFTERNOON. A
GENERALLY WEAK EAST TO NORTHEAST FLOW IS EXPECTED ON MONDAY...AS
HIGH PRESSURE MOVES JUST EAST OF SOUTH TEXAS. ANOTHER STRONG COLD
FRONT WILL SLIDE SOUTH ON TUESDAY BRINGING STRONG NORTHERLY FLOW
AND UNSEASONABLY COLD CONDITIONS TO THE AREA ALONG WITH CHANCES
FOR RAIN THROUGH THURSDAY...AS A COASTAL TROUGH DEVELOPS ON
WEDNESDAY AND CONTINUES ON THURSDAY.

$$

GMZ235-281015-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
330 PM CST SAT DEC 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN PERIODS OF RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. PERIODS OF
RAIN IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. PATCHY LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

$$

GMZ230-281015-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
330 PM CST SAT DEC 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN PERIODS OF RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. PERIODS OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. PATCHY LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING
SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

$$

GMZ250-281015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
330 PM CST SAT DEC 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE EVENING...THEN PERIODS OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. PERIODS OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

$$

GMZ255-281015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
330 PM CST SAT DEC 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE EVENING...THEN PERIODS OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. PERIODS OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. PATCHY LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

$$

GMZ270-275-281015-
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-
330 PM CST SAT DEC 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM CST THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...WEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE EVENING...THEN PERIODS OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH 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. PERIODS OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

$$

RH/GW



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