Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 171524
CWFCRP

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
924 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

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.

GMZ200-180415-
924 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
Wind speeds will decrease from west to east today. A weak to
moderate northeast flow is expected tonight and Thursday. A
coastal trough will develop late tonight and Thursday, resulting
in a chance for rain. Another weather disturbance approaches the
area Thursday night, increasing the rain chances through Friday.
Onshore flow will develop Thursday night over the nearshore and
offshore waters. A more southerly flow is expected on Friday
through the weekend, as the coastal trough weakens and low
pressure develops in the Southern Plains in response to a more
potent upper level system. A frontal boundary will move offshore
Sunday night into Monday morning, resulting in a weak to moderate
offshore flow. Low chances of showers will exist ahead of the
front.

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GMZ235-180415-
Bays and Waterways from Port Aransas to Port O`Connor-
924 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution...

.REST OF TODAY...North wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Bays choppy to occasionally rough.
.TONIGHT...Northeast wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly choppy.
.THURSDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy
to occasionally choppy. A slight chance of light rain in the
afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly
choppy. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots shifting east in the
afternoon. Bays smooth. Showers likely.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots shifting south after
midnight. Bays smooth. A chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...South wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally
choppy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly
choppy to occasionally choppy. A slight chance of showers.
.SUNDAY...South wind 10 to 15 knots shifting southwest in the
afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. A chance
of showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...West wind around 10 knots shifting northwest
after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. A
slight chance of showers.

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GMZ230-180415-
Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas-
924 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution...

.REST OF TODAY...North wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Bays choppy to occasionally rough.
.TONIGHT...North wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to
occasionally choppy. A slight chance of light rain and drizzle
after midnight.
.THURSDAY...North wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to
occasionally choppy. A slight chance of light rain in the
morning, then a chance of light rain in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth to
slightly choppy. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...North wind 5 to 10 knots shifting northeast in the
afternoon. Bays smooth to slightly choppy. Showers likely.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...South wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth. A chance
of showers.
.SATURDAY...South wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally
choppy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South wind around 15 knots. Bays slightly
choppy to choppy. A slight chance of showers.
.SUNDAY...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to
occasionally choppy. A chance of showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...West wind around 10 knots shifting northwest
after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.

$$

GMZ255-180415-
Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel out
20 NM-
924 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution...

.REST OF TODAY...North 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.
.TONIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with
occasional seas up to 5 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with
occasional seas up to 5 feet. A slight chance of light rain.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with
occasional seas up to 5 feet. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...East wind 10 to 15 knots shifting southeast in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet.
Showers likely.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming south
15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional
seas up to 8 feet building to 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas up
to 10 feet after midnight. A slight chance of showers.
.SUNDAY...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with
occasional seas up to 10 feet. A chance of showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...West wind around 10 knots shifting northwest
after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to
8 feet. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ250-180415-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM-
924 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution...

.REST OF TODAY...North wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of light rain and
drizzle after midnight.
.THURSDAY...Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of light rain in
the morning, then a chance of light rain in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. Showers likely.
.FRIDAY...East wind 5 to 10 knots shifting south in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet.
Showers likely.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...South wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South wind around 15 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet
with occasional seas up to 10 feet. A slight chance of showers.
.SUNDAY...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with
occasional seas up to 10 feet. A chance of showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...West wind around 10 knots shifting northwest
after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to
8 feet.

$$

GMZ270-275-180415-
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-
924 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...North wind 20 to 25 knots becoming northeast
15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 7 to 9 feet with occasional
seas up to 11 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up
to 8 feet. A slight chance of light rain and drizzle.
.THURSDAY...Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of light rain in
the morning, then a chance of light rain in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers.
.FRIDAY...Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. Showers likely.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...South wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers.
.SATURDAY...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet
with occasional seas up to 10 feet. A slight chance of showers.
.SUNDAY...South wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas up to
10 feet. A chance of showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...West wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to
20 knots after midnight. Seas 5 to 6 feet with occasional seas up
to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers.

$$

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