Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
324 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

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.

GMZ200-212245-
324 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
PATCHY LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT.
WEAK TO MODERATE EAST TO NORTHEAST FLOW WILL BECOME SOUTHEASTERLY
BY TONIGHT. A WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED ON MONDAY
AND MONDAY NIGHT AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT ON TUESDAY. A STRONG
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE DAY TUESDAY
WITH STRONG TO VERY STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING IN ITS WAKE.
SEAS WILL BECOME CHAOTIC AND HAZARDOUS AFTER FRONTAL PASSAGE.
OFFSHORE FLOW WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE ON WEDNESDAY...BUT REMAIN
STRONG...WITH A MUCH WEAKER OFFSHORE FLOW EXPECTED FOR CHRISTMAS
DAY.

$$

GMZ235-212245-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
324 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. PATCHY SEA FOG
IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-212245-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
324 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. PATCHY SEA FOG
IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ255-212245-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
324 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. 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 IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY SEA FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FEET BUILDING TO 2 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ250-212245-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
324 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FEET BUILDING TO 2 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-212245-
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-
324 AM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE
EVENING.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 25 TO
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
5 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET
IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST 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.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.

$$

TB/RH



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