Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
1039 PM CDT WED MAR 22 2017

LOWER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO THE MOUTH OF THE
RIO GRANDE OUT TO 60 NM.

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE
HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES

GMZ100-230930-
SYNOPSIS FOR BAFFIN BAY TO RIO GRANDE OUT 60 NM-
1039 PM CDT WED MAR 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL
MAINTAIN LIGHT TO MODERATE SOUTHEAST WINDS AND MODERATE SEAS
THROUGH TONIGHT. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING IN THE PLAINS
OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS WILL RESULT IN A STRONGER PRESSURE
GRADIENT. THIS WILL LEAD TO STRONGER WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS FROM
THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY ALONG THE LOWER TEXAS COASTLINE.

$$

GMZ130-132-135-230930-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE TO THE ARROYO COLORADO-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE ARROYO COLORADO TO 5 NM NORTH OF PORT
MANSFIELD TX-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM 5 NM NORTH OF PORT MANSFIELD TO BAFFIN BAY TX-
1039 PM CDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 14 KNOTS. A MODERATE
CHOP ON THE BAY.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS INCREASING TO 17 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE BAY INCREASING
TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 17 TO 22 KNOTS. ROUGH ON THE
BAY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS. CHOPPY ON THE BAY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 8 TO
12 KNOTS. CHOPPY ON THE BAY SUBSIDING TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 7 TO 12 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
14 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE BAY
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 15 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP
ON THE BAY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS. CHOPPY ON THE BAY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CHOPPY ON THE
BAY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE
BAY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP ON
THE BAY.

$$

GMZ150-155-230930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD OUT 20 NM-
1039 PM CDT WED MAR 22 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS INCREASING TO 17 TO
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 21 TO 26 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 16 TO
21 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
14 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 17 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ170-175-230930-
WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
1039 PM CDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS INCREASING TO 17 TO
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 22 TO 27 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 12 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 22 TO 27 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 17 TO
22 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 12 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 19 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 11 TO
16 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 11 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 8 TO
12 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 18 TO 21 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 11 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

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