Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 172125
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
325 PM CST TUE JAN 17 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.

GMZ200-181000-
325 PM CST TUE JAN 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAK FRONT HAS STALLED ACROSS INLAND SOUTH TEXAS AND WILL
REMAIN WEST OF THE WATERS TODAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN WEAK TO
MODERATE SOUTHEAST FLOW TODAY. THE FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
WATERS WEDNESDAY. THE COMBINATION OF THE FRONT AND AN UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASING CHANCE FOR SHOWER AND
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. WEAK OFFSHORE
FLOW IS EXPECTED THURSDAY AS THE UPPER LEVEL WEATHER DISTURBANCE
DEPARTS THE AREA. WEAK SOUTHERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED FOR LATE THIS
WEEK AND THE FIRST HALF OF THE WEEKEND. A POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM
MAY IMPACT THE AREA SUNDAY WITH STRONG TO VERY STRONG OFFSHORE
FLOW...WITH POSSIBLY GALE CONDITIONS DEVELOPING.

$$

GMZ235-181000-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
325 PM CST TUE JAN 17 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 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 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS ROUGH TO OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH.

$$

GMZ230-181000-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
325 PM CST TUE JAN 17 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 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 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.

$$

GMZ255-181000-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
325 PM CST TUE JAN 17 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
5 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 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 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 30 TO
35 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. 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.

$$

GMZ250-181000-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
325 PM CST TUE JAN 17 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
5 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 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 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-181000-
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-
325 PM CST TUE JAN 17 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
5 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 30 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 30 TO 35 KNOTS DECREASING TO 25 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 13 FEET.

$$


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