Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
318 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

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.

GMZ200-302200-
318 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT MOVING OFFSHORE EARLY THIS MORNING WILL BRING WEAK TO
MODERATE NORTHEAST FLOW ACROSS THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL
WATERS...WITH FLOW INCREASING TO MODERATE LEVELS DURING THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW RETURNS TO
THE REGION TONIGHT AND CARRIES THROUGH THE DAY SATURDAY. RAIN
CHANCES INCREASE OVER THE AREA SATURDAY...AND CONTINUE SATURDAY
NIGHT INTO SUNDAY...AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS
SOUTH TEXAS. THE DISTURBANCE MOVES EAST ON SUNDAY NIGHT...ALLOWING
FOR A STRONG COLD FRONT TO MOVE THROUGH BY SUNDAY EVENING. A
STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THE FRONT...WITH GALE
FORCE WIND GUSTS POSSIBLE BEHIND THE FRONT. ANOTHER SLOW-MOVING
UPPER LOW WILL APPROACH THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT...AND INCREASE THE
CHANCES FOR RAIN MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY BEFORE THE SYSTEM PUSHES
EAST LATE TUESDAY NIGHT. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL WEAKEN BY TUESDAY AS
HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO TEXAS.

$$

GMZ235-302200-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
318 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
RAIN.

$$

GMZ230-302200-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
318 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF LIGHT RAIN.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
RAIN.

$$

GMZ250-255-302200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
318 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
25 TO 30 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 CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

$$

GMZ270-275-302200-
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-
318 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
25 TO 30 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 CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

$$

LK/GW




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