Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 220901
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
301 AM CST SUN JAN 22 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.

GMZ200-222215-
301 AM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP BEFORE SUNRISE...BEHIND A COLD
FRONT. WINDS WILL REMAIN VERY STRONG THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON
BEFORE DIMINISHING AROUND SUNSET. OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO STORM FORCE
WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY OVER THE OFFSHORE GULF WATERS THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON. ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL DIMINISH NEAR THE COAST BY THIS
EVENING...WINDS OR SEAS WILL BE SUFFICIENT OVER THE GULF WATERS TO
PRODUCE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS THROUGH TONIGHT. WINDS
AND SEAS WILL DIMINISH MORE ON MONDAY. A WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL
RETURN MONDAY AND STRENGTHEN TO ADVISORY LEVELS TUESDAY AHEAD OF
ANOTHER COLD FRONT THAT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA
TUESDAY NIGHT. A MODERATE TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW CAN BE EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY OR WEDNESDAY EVENING BEHIND THE COLD FRONT.

$$

GMZ235-222215-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
301 AM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...WEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS UP TO 40 KNOTS. BAYS ROUGH TO OCCASIONALLY
VERY ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST 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 WEST 5 TO
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.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-222215-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
301 AM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...WEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS UP TO 40 KNOTS. BAYS ROUGH TO OCCASIONALLY
VERY ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST 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 EAST 5 TO
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.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ255-222215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
301 AM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...WEST WIND 30 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 25 TO
30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 10 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 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.
.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 EAST 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 INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ250-222215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
301 AM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...WEST WIND 30 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 25 TO
30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.
.TONIGHT...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.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 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.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-222215-
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-
301 AM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WIND 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
50 KNOTS. SEAS 11 TO 13 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 17 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 15 FEET SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
11 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.

$$

GW/TE



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