Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
930 AM CST THU DEC 25 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.

GMZ200-260415-
930 AM CST THU DEC 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLIDE EAST THIS CHRISTMAS MORNING WITH
ONSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING TODAY. A MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL
DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON...BECOMING MODERATE TO STRONG LATER THIS
EVENING WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES LIKELY FOR THE OFFSHORE
WATERS. AS A RESULT OF THE STRENGTHENING WINDS...ATMOSPHERIC
MOISTURE WILL RETURN TO THE REGION. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS
THE WATERS SATURDAY EVENING...WITH A MODERATE TO PERHAPS STRONG
OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING IN ITS WAKE. RAIN CHANCES WILL BEGIN TO
INCREASE FRIDAY NIGHT AND INCREASE BEHIND THE FRONT...WITH RAIN
CHANCES ENDING SUNDAY NIGHT AS DRIER AIR MOVES INTO THE REGION
BEHIND AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE.

$$

GMZ235-260415-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
930 AM CST THU DEC 25 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ230-260415-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
930 AM CST THU DEC 25 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ250-255-260415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
930 AM CST THU DEC 25 2014

.REST OF TODAY...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.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ270-275-260415-
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-
930 AM CST THU DEC 25 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

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