Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
602 AM CDT WED MAR 29 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.

GMZ200-292330-
602 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
STRONG SOUTH FLOW WILL RAPIDLY WEAKEN THIS MORNING AS A SURFACE
BOUNDARY APPROACHES THE COAST FROM THE WEST. WEAK SOUTH FLOW
TONIGHT WILL BECOME A MODERATE TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW THURSDAY AS
A COLD FRONT PUSHES ACROSS THE AREA. A BRIEF PERIOD OF CHANCES OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL EXIST THIS MORNING ASSOCIATED WITH
THE SURFACE BOUNDARY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ALSO REMAIN IN
EFFECT FOR MUCH OF TODAY FOR THE GULF WATERS DUE TO EXPECTED
PROLONGED HAZARDOUS SEAS. MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP BY
LATE FRIDAY...AND CONTINUE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...AS AN UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE MOVES SLOWLY SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
ROCKIES TO TEXAS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY OCCUR
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

$$

GMZ235-292330-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
602 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY
PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS AND SMALL HAIL IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ230-292330-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
602 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING VARIABLE AROUND 5
KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY
WINDS AND SMALL HAIL IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ255-292330-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
602 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4
TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS AND SMALL HAIL IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ250-292330-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
602 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4
TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS AND SMALL HAIL IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ270-275-292330-
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-
602 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

$$



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