Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 250323
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
923 PM CST FRI FEB 24 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.

GMZ200-251630-
923 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS THIS EVENING. OFFSHORE
FLOW WILL INCREASE TO MODERATE TO STRONG LEVELS AS HIGH PRESSURE
QUICKLY BUILDS INTO TEXAS. NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DIMINISH SLIGHTLY
AND SHIFT TO THE EAST DURING THE AFTERNOON. A GENERALLY MODERATE
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WIND EXPECTED SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.
ONSHORE FLOW INCREASES TO MODERATE TO STRONG LEVELS ON SUNDAY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED EARLY NEXT WEEK AS MOISTURE RETURNS
TO THE AREA. A WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL THEN CONTINUE
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. ANOTHER FRONT WILL PUSH OFFSHORE ON
WEDNESDAY...BRINGING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ235-251630-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
923 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

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

$$

GMZ230-251630-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
923 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

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

$$

GMZ255-251630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
923 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

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

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

$$

GMZ250-251630-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
923 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

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

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

$$

GMZ270-275-251630-
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-
923 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

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

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

$$

TMT/GW/LK



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