Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
329 AM 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.

GMZ200-082230-
329 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVING ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS EARLY THIS
MORNING WILL PRODUCE NORTHERLY GALES DEVELOPING IN ITS
WAKE...PERSISTING THROUGH THE DAY TODAY. MUCH COLDER CONDITIONS
AND SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL ALSO ACCOMPANY THIS FRONT. SEAS WILL
ALSO BECOME HIGH WITH STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW THURSDAY AND THURSDAY
NIGHT. A MODERATE TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW FRIDAY MORNING WILL
WEAKEN IN THE AFTERNOON AS THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE MOVES EAST.
WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW RETURNS SATURDAY AS A COASTAL
TROUGH MOVES INLAND. A MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED OVER THE
GULF WATERS SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...BUT WEAKENING
MONDAY AS A COLD FRONT REMAINS NORTH OF THE WATERS.

$$

GMZ235-082230-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
329 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

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

.TODAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS.
BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. 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 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.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 DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ230-082230-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
329 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

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

.TODAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS.
BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. 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...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. 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...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ250-255-082230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
329 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET BUILDING TO 8
TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GALE FORCE GUSTS...DECREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.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 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-082230-
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-
329 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET
BUILDING TO 10 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. 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 DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.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 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.

$$

LK/GW



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