Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
923 PM CST FRI DEC 2 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.

GMZ200-031615-
923 PM CST FRI DEC 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
RAIN CHANCES INCREASE THROUGH TONIGHT WITH SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS
SHOWERS EXPECTED SATURDAY. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE.
ONSHORE FLOW WILL BE MODERATE...AT TIMES STRONG...TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY. AS A RESULT...SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO BUILD TO HAZARDOUS
LEVELS...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE OFFSHORE WATERS. A COLD FRONT WILL
MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS LATE SUNDAY THROUGH EARLY MONDAY WITH
MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOW IN RESPONSE. SCATTERED TO SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
NIGHT AHEAD OF THE FRONT. PRECIPITATION WILL END FROM WEST TO EAST
MONDAY AS THE DISTURBANCE MOVES EAST. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DIMINISH
BY MONDAY NIGHT WITH FLOW BECOMING EASTERLY BY TUESDAY NIGHT.

$$

GMZ235-031615-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
923 PM CST FRI DEC 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ230-031615-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
923 PM CST FRI DEC 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ255-031615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
923 PM CST FRI DEC 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR
HIGH SEAS...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...
THEN SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. 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 AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ250-031615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
923 PM CST FRI DEC 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8
FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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 AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ275-031615-
WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
923 PM CST FRI DEC 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
LATE IN THE EVENING. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST 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.
.TUESDAY...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ270-031615-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
923 PM CST FRI DEC 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST 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. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...WEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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 AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GW/CB/JV


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