Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 290845
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
345 AM CDT SAT APR 29 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.

GMZ200-292145-
345 AM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
STRONG ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY AND TONIGHT AS A STRONG
UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE STRENGTHENS OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED
STATES AND APPROACHES TEXAS FROM THE WEST AND NORTHWEST. ISOLATED
TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT
THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY IN RESPONSE TO THE UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
AND THE ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT. STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW AND MUCH DRIER
CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY AFTER FRONTAL PASSAGE. A BRIEF
PERIOD OF GALE FORCE GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE BEHIND THE FRONT OVER THE
GULF WATERS VERY LATE TONIGHT. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DECREASE SUNDAY
NIGHT THEN BECOME WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE BY MONDAY AS SURFACE
HIGH PRESSURE MOVES EASTWARD ACROSS THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND
AS SURFACE LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OVER WEST TEXAS. SLIGHT RAIN
CHANCES RETURN MID WEEK AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT.

$$

GMZ235-292145-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
345 AM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

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

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY
BE SEVERE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ230-292145-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
345 AM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

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

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ255-292145-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
345 AM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

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

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
13 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ250-292145-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
345 AM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

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

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
13 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ270-275-292145-
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-
345 AM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

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

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET BUILDING TO 10 TO 12 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
13 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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 SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GH/TE


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