Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 220316
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
916 PM CST SUN DEC 21 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.

GMZ200-221630-
916 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAK WIND REGIME WILL EXIST OVER THE WATERS TONIGHT...WITH
WINDS BECOMING MORE SOUTHERLY BY MONDAY MORNING. SOUTHERLY FLOW
WILL BECOME WEAK TO MODERATE MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...BEFORE A
COLD FRONT APPROACHES SOUTH TEXAS ON TUESDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE SOUTH ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE DAY TUESDAY WITH
STRONG TO VERY STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING IN ITS WAKE. WINDS
TO GALE FORCE WILL BE POSSIBLE AND SEAS WILL BECOME CHAOTIC AND
HAZARDOUS AFTER FRONTAL PASSAGE. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL GRADUALLY
DECREASE ON WEDNESDAY...BUT REMAIN STRONG...WITH A MODERATE
OFFSHORE FLOW EXPECTED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY.

$$

GMZ235-221630-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
916 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN SHIFTING NORTHWEST EARLY IN THE MORNING.
BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. PATCHY SEA FOG
IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-221630-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
916 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT...THEN SHIFTING WEST AROUND 5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE
MORNING. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. PATCHY SEA FOG
IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ255-221630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
916 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. PATCHY SEA FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. PATCHY SEA FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. 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 IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ250-221630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
916 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING
SOUTHWEST EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ270-275-221630-
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-
916 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH EARLY
IN THE MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 25 TO
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 40 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. GUSTS UP TO 40 KNOTS
IN THE EVENING. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH 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.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

$$

PZ





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