Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
321 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

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.

GMZ200-051000-
321 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO EARLY
MONDAY MORNING...WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL
WATERS TODAY THROUGH MONDAY...AND POSSIBLY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.
OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DIMINISH MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY AS
THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WEAKENS CONSIDERABLY. WEAK TO
MODERATE SOUTHWEST FLOW TUESDAY WILL BECOME ONSHORE WEDNESDAY AS
SURFACE LOW PRESSURE FORMS OVER THE SOUTHWEST TEXAS. A STRONG COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
TRIGGER ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS. A VERY STRONG TO GALE FORCE
NORTH WIND AND MUCH COLDER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AFTER FRONTAL
PASSAGE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL WEAKEN BY
FRIDAY AS THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE MOVES EAST.

$$

GMZ235-051000-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
321 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
ROUGH. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ230-051000-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
321 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
ROUGH. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ255-051000-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
321 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

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

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE NIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 10 FEET. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ250-051000-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
321 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

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

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH LATE IN
THE NIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ275-051000-
WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
321 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

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

.TONIGHT...EAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING TO NORTH 20
TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10
FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 14 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
8 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-051000-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
321 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

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

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE NIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 11 FEET. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING TO NORTH 20
TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10
FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET.

$$

CB/TMT



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