Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1007 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

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.

GMZ200-300330-
1007 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAK TO MODERATE SOUTHERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED FOR THIS
AFTERNOON...HOWEVER LARGE SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST AT ADVISORY
LEVELS ACROSS THE NEARSHORE WATERS THIS MORNING AND OFFSHORE
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. WEAK SOUTH FLOW TONIGHT WILL BECOME A
MODERATE TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW THURSDAY AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES
ACROSS THE AREA. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WILL MOVE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH LATE MORNING MORNING
AND IS EXPECTED TO EXIT THE REGION BY EARLY AFTERNOON. MODERATE
ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP BY LATE FRIDAY...AND CONTINUE SATURDAY
AND SUNDAY...AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES SLOWLY
SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES TO TEXAS. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY OCCUR SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

$$

GMZ235-300330-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
1007 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LATE IN THE MORNING. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS
AND SMALL HAIL LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ230-300330-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
1007 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN SHIFTING SOUTH LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LATE IN THE MORNING. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS
AND SMALL HAIL LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ255-300330-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
1007 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 10 FEET DECREASING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE
IN THE MORNING. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS AND
SMALL HAIL LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...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.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ250-300330-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
1007 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET DECREASING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE MORNING. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE
GUSTY WINDS AND SMALL HAIL LATE IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH 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.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ270-275-300330-
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-
1007 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 13 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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