Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 202133
CWFCRP

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
333 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

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.

GMZ200-211045-
333 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
Moderate southeast flow will persist through late afternoon before
becoming weak to moderate tonight. Isolated to scattered showers
and thunderstorms possible tonight with patchy fog over the
northern bays and nearshore waters. A cold front will approach
the area from the north on Wednesday with better chances for
showers and thunderstorms. The front will then stall along the
coast early Thursday morning before moving back toward the coast
by Thursday afternoon. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms will be possible with the front Thursday. Only
isolated showers are expected as the frontal boundary moves inland
Thursday night into Friday. Moderate onshore flow is expected for
Saturday. Another cold front will move into the coastal waters
late Saturday night. Scattered showers will be possible with this
front Saturday night into Sunday. A weak to moderate offshore flow
is expected with the front Sunday.

$$

GMZ235-211045-
Bays and Waterways from Port Aransas to Port O`Connor-
333 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to
occasionally choppy. Patchy fog. A slight chance of showers and
isolated thunderstorms in the evening. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth. Patchy
fog. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Rain
showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots shifting north
after midnight. Bays smooth to slightly choppy. Patchy fog.
Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming east 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally
choppy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth. A
slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to
occasionally choppy. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly
choppy to occasionally choppy.
.SATURDAY...South wind 15 to 20 knots. Bays choppy. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming
northeast 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to
occasionally choppy. A chance of showers.
.SUNDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to
occasionally choppy. A chance of showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to
10 knots after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally
choppy. A chance of showers.

$$

GMZ230-211045-
Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas-
333 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots late afternoon then
decreasing to 10 to 15 knots by the evening. Bays slightly choppy
to occasionally choppy. A slight chance of showers and isolated
thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers and
thunderstorms after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly
choppy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East wind 5 to 10 knots shifting northeast
after midnight. Bays smooth to slightly choppy. Showers likely
and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally
choppy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast
10 to 15 knots after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to
occasionally choppy. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to
occasionally choppy. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind around 15 knots. Bays slightly
choppy to choppy.
.SATURDAY...South wind 15 to 20 knots. Bays choppy. A slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots shifting
northeast after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally
choppy. A chance of showers.
.SUNDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to
occasionally choppy. A chance of showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to
10 knots after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally
choppy. A chance of showers.

$$

GMZ255-211045-
Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel out
20 NM-
333 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots late afternoon then
decreasing 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas
up to 8 feet. Patchy fog. A slight chance of showers and isolated
thunderstorms in the evening. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the morning. Rain showers and thunderstorms
likely in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming
northeast 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. Patchy fog. Showers likely and
isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots shifting southeast in
the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to
6 feet. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet
with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas up to 6 feet.
.SATURDAY...South wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South wind 10 to 15 knots shifting southeast
after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to
8 feet. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ250-211045-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM-
333 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots late afternoon then
decreasing 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet
with occasional seas up to 6 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming east
5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional
seas up to 6 feet. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming east 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas
up to 6 feet. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet
with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet
with occasional seas up to 8 feet.
.SATURDAY...South wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South wind 15 to 20 knots becoming east around
10 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up
to 8 feet. A chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ270-275-211045-
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-
333 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots late afternoon then
decreasing 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to
6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 5 to
6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of
showers.
.FRIDAY...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet
with occasional seas up to 8 feet.
.SATURDAY...South wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South wind 10 to 15 knots shifting southeast
after midnight. Seas 5 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to
8 feet. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet
with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.

$$

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