Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS74 KCRP 181630
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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1130 AM CDT TUE APR 18 2017

GMZ235-250-255-270-275-182100-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-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-
1130 AM CDT TUE APR 18 2017

...THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY WINDS OVER THE GULF WATERS...

LATE THIS MORNING...WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS SHOWING AN
AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE GULF WATERS. THE STRONGER
THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED OVER THE NEARSHORE WATERS NEAR AND
NORTHEAST OF PORT ARANSAS. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WERE SHOWING LITTLE
MOVEMENT...BUT THE AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE NEARSHORE WATERS
WAS SHOWING A TENDENCY TO DRIFT SLOWLY SOUTHEAST TOWARD THE
OFFSHORE WATERS.

THESE SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE WIND
GUSTS BELOW 34 KNOTS...BUT GUSTS AROUND 30 KNOTS WILL BE
POSSIBLE. ALSO...VERY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL COMBINE WITH THE GUSTS
TO RESULT IN VERY LOW VISIBILITY AND ROUGH SEAS. IF RADAR
INDICATES STRONGER STORMS AND WINDS...OR POSSIBLE WATERSPOUTS...
THEN A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING WILL BE ISSUED.

ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED LATER TODAY...WITH THE MORE
LIKELY ACTIVITY...MAINLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY...OVER THE NEARSHORE
AND OFFSHORE WATERS FROM NEAR AND EAST OF PORT ARANSAS...TO THE
MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL AND OUT TO 60 NM OFFSHORE.

MARINERS...ESPECIALLY IN SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT UNTIL
THE STORMS PASS...OR BE PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITY AND WIND
GUSTS.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION OR
POSSIBLE SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS...IF NEEDED LATER TODAY.


$$

GW


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