Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 262114
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
314 PM CST FRI DEC 26 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.

GMZ200-270930-
314 PM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT...BUT WEAKEN
LATE AS A COLD FRONT MOVES TOWARD SOUTH TEXAS. THE COLD FRONT WILL
ENTER THE WATERS BY EARLY SATURDAY EVENING...WITH SHOWERS AND
POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP NEAR AND ALONG THE
BOUNDARY. A MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED BEHIND THE
BOUNDARY. A POTENT UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE TOWARD THE
WATERS AFTER MIDNIGHT SATURDAY EVENING...KEEP THE CHANCES FOR
SHOWERS OVER THE WATERS. STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW WILL GRADUALLY
DECREASE SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH A GENERALLY WEAK FLOW OCCURRING ON
MONDAY. ANOTHER STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SLIDE SOUTH ON TUESDAY
BRINGING STRONG NORTHERLY FLOW AND UNSEASONABLY COLD CONDITIONS TO
THE AREA.

$$

GMZ235-270930-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
314 PM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. PATCHY SEA FOG. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. PATCHY SEA FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE.

$$

GMZ230-270930-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
314 PM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

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

$$

GMZ250-255-270930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
314 PM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. PATCHY SEA FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET. PATCHY SEA FOG. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH 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. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ270-275-270930-
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-
314 PM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM
CST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 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 AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GW/RH




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