Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
919 PM CST WED DEC 17 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.

GMZ200-181615-
919 PM CST WED DEC 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
LIGHT TO MODERATE SOUTHEAST FLOW CAN BE EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY NIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN WILL REMAIN
POSSIBLE TONIGHT...WITH INCREASING CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY ON THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...AS
AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH APPROACHES TEXAS. THE BEST CHANCES FOR
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY...MAINLY OVER THE GULF WATERS EAST AND NORTHEAST OF PORT
ARANSAS. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS FRIDAY
EVENING. MODERATE TO POSSIBLY STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW AND HIGHER
SEAS ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT THROUGH SATURDAY. ONSHORE FLOW
WILL DEVELOP BY SUNDAY AND CONTINUE INTO MONDAY AS THE HIGH
PRESSURE AREA SLIDES EAST.

$$

GMZ235-181615-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
919 PM CST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS DECREASING TO UP TO
5 KNOTS LATE IN THE NIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT
RAIN.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS DECREASING TO UP TO
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-181615-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
919 PM CST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE
EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ250-255-181615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
919 PM CST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...WEST WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-181615-
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-
919 PM CST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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