Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 170316
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
916 PM CST MON JAN 16 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.

GMZ200-171615-
916 PM CST MON JAN 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAK FRONT HAS STALLED ACROSS INLAND SOUTH TEXAS TODAY AND WILL
REMAIN WEST OF THE WATERS TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. THIS WILL RESULT
IN WEAK TO MODERATE SOUTHEAST FLOW TO PREVAIL EARLY THIS WEEK.
CHANCES OF SHOWERS WILL INCREASE TUESDAY...AND ESPECIALLY TUESDAY
NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND INTO THURSDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL
WEATHER DISTURBANCE INTERACTS WITH THE FRONT. RAIN CHANCES WILL
DIMINISH BY LATE IN THE WEEK.

$$

GMZ235-171615-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
916 PM CST MON JAN 16 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-171615-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
916 PM CST MON JAN 16 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING,
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ255-171615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
916 PM CST MON JAN 16 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

GMZ250-171615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
916 PM CST MON JAN 16 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
5 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

GMZ270-275-171615-
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-
916 PM CST MON JAN 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

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

$$



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