Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 220317
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
917 PM CST SAT JAN 21 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.

GMZ200-221630-
917 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE THIS
EVENING...STRENGTHEN OVERNIGHT...AND REMAIN VERY STRONG THROUGH
SUNDAY. SEAS WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS AND CHAOTIC BY LATE TONIGHT AND
SUNDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES AND GALE WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT
FOR THE AREA. CONDITIONS WILL RAPIDLY IMPROVE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY. A WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL RETURN MONDAY AND STRENGTHEN
TUESDAY AHEAD OF ANOTHER COLD FRONT THAT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE
ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT. A WEAK TO MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOW
CAN BE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY.

$$

GMZ235-221630-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
917 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CST SUNDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING 25 TO 30 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE OVERNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
ROUGH BECOMING ROUGH TO OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
BAYS ROUGH TO OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ230-221630-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
917 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CST SUNDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING 25 TO 30 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE OVERNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH BECOMING
ROUGH TO OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. BAYS ROUGH TO
OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ255-221630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
917 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CST SUNDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 25 TO 30
KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE OVERNIGHT. 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.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 30 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 0 TO
1 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ250-221630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
917 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CST SUNDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING SHIFTING NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT,
THEN INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE EARLY
IN THE MORNING. 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.
.SUNDAY...WEST WIND 30 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST 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...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 0 TO 1 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 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.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-221630-
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-
917 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CST SUNDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN INCREASING TO 30 TO
35 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 30 TO 35 KNOTS. ISOLATED GUSTS TO STORM
FORCE. SEAS 12 TO 15 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 17 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 14 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 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.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 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 IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.

$$



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