Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
931 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

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.

GMZ200-080430-
931 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
WEAK TO MODERATE NORTHEEAST TO EASTERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY
WITH PATCHY FOG OR DRIZZLE POSSIBLE AT TIMES NEAR THE COAST. A
STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS LATE TONIGHT
AND TRIGGER ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS. A VERY STRONG NORTH
WIND WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF GALE FORCE AND MUCH COLDER CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED AFTER THE FRONTAL PASSAGE BEGINNING EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING. SEAS WILL ALSO BECOME HIGH WITH STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW
THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL WEAKEN THROUGH
FRIDAY AS THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE MOVES EAST. WEAK TO MODERATE
ONSHORE FLOW RETURNS BY THE WEEKEND.

$$

GMZ235-080430-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
931 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ230-080430-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
931 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. PATCHY DRIZZLE LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ250-255-080430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
931 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 13 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ270-275-080430-
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-
931 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET BUILDING TO
10 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO
12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 11 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$


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