Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
1049 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

.DISCUSSION...See Aviation section for 06Z TAFs.

&&

.AVIATION...Clear skies and VFR conditions will continue through
the period. High pressure will continue to build into the region
tonight and north-northeast winds will be gusty along the coast
into most of Saturday morning over the coastal plains. Northeast
winds Saturday morning will veer to easterly by the afternoon and
weaken as the high pressure ridge moves to the east.

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.PREVIOUS DISCUSSION... /Issued 914 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017/

DISCUSSION...Surface high pressure continues to push into the
area from the north-northeast this evening. Northeast winds will
remain elevated through the night. Wind speeds should become gusty
by mid morning over the coastal plains then diminish in the
afternoon as the winds veer to the east with the surface high
pressure ridge moving eastward. See changes to SCA in the Marine
section.

MARINE...Winds have been slow to pick up over the Gulf waters
this evening but an increase in high pressure was slowly moving
into the coastal waters at this time. MSAS analysis shows 2-3 mb
3-hourly pressure rises into the Matagorda Bay region where winds
have increased to 15-20 mph. Winds will quickly pick up over the
next 2-3 hours over the Gulf waters as high pressure builds in.
Extended the SCA to 18Z Saturday for the Gulf waters. Wind speeds
will be close to SCA over the bays but kept them out of the
advisory at this point.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Corpus Christi    51  72  57  78  65  /   0   0   0  20  20
Victoria          45  69  49  75  64  /   0   0   0  20  20
Laredo            50  76  56  84  62  /   0   0  10  20  10
Alice             47  74  54  81  64  /   0   0  10  20  10
Rockport          53  68  59  76  67  /   0   0   0  20  20
Cotulla           46  72  50  79  60  /   0   0   0  20  10
Kingsville        48  75  56  80  65  /   0   0  10  20  10
Navy Corpus       58  69  61  76  67  /   0   0   0  20  20

&&

.CRP WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...None.
GM...Small Craft Advisory until noon CST Saturday For the following
     zones: Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out
     20 NM...Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship
     Channel out 20 NM...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.

&&

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TMT/89...AVIATION


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