Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 211659
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1059 AM CST SAT JAN 21 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.

GMZ200-220515-
1059 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
AREAS OF FOG WILL BEGIN TO LIFT BY EARLY AFTERNOON WITH WEAK
OFFSHORE FLOW ALONG THE COAST PREVAILING TODAY. A STRONG COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT RESULTING IN GALE
CONDITIONS BY SUNRISE ON SUNDAY. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR BRIEF
STORM FORCE GUSTS OVER THE OFFSHORE COASTAL WATERS SUNDAY
AFTERNOON. THE VERY STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO LEAD TO LARGE CHAOTIC
SEAS. CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN IMPROVING SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY. A LIGHT ONSHORE FLOW WILL RETURN MONDAY AND STRENGTHEN
TUESDAY AHEAD OF ANOTHER COLD FRONT THAT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE
ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT. A WEAK TO MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOW
CAN BE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY.

$$

GMZ235-220515-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
1059 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. BAYS ROUGH TO
OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-220515-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
1059 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. BAYS ROUGH TO
OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ255-220515-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
1059 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. AREAS OF DENSE FOG
EARLY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 25 TO 30 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WIND 30 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 25 TO
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 50 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO
10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.

$$

GMZ250-220515-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
1059 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF DENSE FOG EARLY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 25 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-220515-
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-
1059 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 30 TO 35 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
5 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WIND 35 TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 30 TO
35 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 11 TO 13 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 17 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO
8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 9 FEET.

$$



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