Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
612 PM CST THU DEC 8 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.

GMZ200-091315-
612 PM CST THU DEC 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
NORTHERLY GALES CONTINUE IN OPEN WATERS TONIGHT BUT WILL
GRADUALLY SUBSIDE ON FRIDAY. GALE WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED
THROUGH 6 AM CST FOR OFFSHORE GULF WATERS. ROUGH SEAS IN OPEN
WATERS WILL BE SLOW TO DIMINISH ON FRIDAY. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY
SHIFT TO THE EAST FRIDAY NIGHT. WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW
EXPECTED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. A COASTAL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
WILL CONTRIBUTE TO ISOLATED SHOWERS SATURDAY. ADDITIONAL ISOLATED
SHOWERS OR PATCHY LIGHT RAIN EXPECTED SUNDAY AS WARMER MOIST AIR
OVERRUNS THE COOLER SEA SURFACE. GENERALLY WEAK ONSHORE FLOW
EXPECTED MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

$$

GMZ235-091315-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
612 PM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...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...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ230-091315-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
612 PM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
LATE IN THE NIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. 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...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ250-255-091315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
612 PM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

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

$$

GMZ270-275-091315-
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-
612 PM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST FRIDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 11 TO 13 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 17 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 14 FEET SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
11 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$



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