Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
117 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

LOWER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO THE MOUTH OF THE
RIO GRANDE OUT TO 60 NM.

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE
HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES

GMZ100-202130-
SYNOPSIS FOR BAFFIN BAY TO RIO GRANDE OUT 60 NM-
117 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS...OVERALL FAVORABLE MARINE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
THROUGH SATURDAY IN ADVANCE OF A DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
OVER THE ROCKIES. THE LOW PRESSURE AREA AND ITS COLD FRONT WILL BE
GATHERING STRENGTH AS THEY MOVE INTO NORTHERN TEXAS SATURDAY AND
THEN INTO ARKANSAS SUNDAY. VERY STRONG WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE
LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL SPREAD OVER THE COASTAL WATERS PRODUCING
GALE CONDITIONS AS EARLY SATURDAY NIGHT WITH STRONGEST WINDS AND
MOST FREQUENT GALE CONDITIONS...AND POSSIBLY ISOLATED STORM FORCE
GUSTS... SUNDAY MORNING AND WELL INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS. A SLOW
DIMINISHING OF WINDS AND SEAS BEGIN MONDAY BUT WILL BE SHORT-LIVED
AS SOUTH WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TUESDAY AHEAD OF ANOTHER
LOW EMERGING INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS.

$$

GMZ130-132-135-202130-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE TO THE ARROYO COLORADO-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE ARROYO COLORADO TO 5 NM NORTH OF PORT
MANSFIELD TX-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM 5 NM NORTH OF PORT MANSFIELD TO BAFFIN BAY TX-
117 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 7 TO 9 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE
BAY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 7 TO 9 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE BAY.
PATCHY FOG IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 7 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST 7 TO
9 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN SHIFTING
SOUTHEAST 7 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. A LIGHT CHOP ON
THE BAY. PATCHY FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 7 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST
7 TO 8 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE MORNING. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE BAY INCREASING TO
CHOPPY EARLY IN THE MORNING.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 22 TO 27 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 19 TO
24 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. ROUGH ON THE BAY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 17 TO 22 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
7 TO 12 KNOTS. ROUGH ON THE BAY SUBSIDING TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 12 KNOTS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE BAY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CHOPPY ON THE BAY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 17 TO 22 KNOTS. ROUGH ON THE BAY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS. CHOPPY ON THE
BAY.

$$

GMZ150-155-202130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD OUT 20 NM-
117 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 7 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 7 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY
FOG IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST 7 TO
8 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY FOG EARLY
IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 7 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING WEST 18 TO 23 KNOTS EARLY IN THE
MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 22 TO 27 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
11 TO 16 KNOTS. 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
EARLY IN THE MORNING.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 7 TO 12 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 17 TO 22 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 18 TO 23 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ170-175-202130-
WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
117 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 12 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 7 TO 12 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 7 TO
8 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 11 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 27 TO 37 KNOTS BECOMING 29 TO 34 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 49 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
15 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 18 TO 23 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 19 TO 24 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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