Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 200925
CWFCRP

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
425 AM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018

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.

GMZ200-202230-
425 AM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
Moderate to strong easterly flow will prevail today with
conditions flirting with Small Craft Advisory levels at times. A
warm front will shift north across the area tonight resulting in a
more southeasterly wind direction to develop by late tonight and
Saturday...with speeds still remaining moderate to strong. A few
showers may occur late tonight and on Saturday. A cold front will
move through the Middle Texas Coastal Waters late Saturday night
into Sunday morning. Moderate northerly winds will occur behind
the front but then weaken on Monday. Onshore flow will resume
Tuesday into Tuesday night.


$$

GMZ235-202230-
Bays and Waterways from Port Aransas to Port O`Connor-
425 AM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...East wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in
the afternoon. Bays choppy.
.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Bays choppy. A slight
chance of showers after midnight.
.SATURDAY...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy
to occasionally choppy. A chance of showers. A slight chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming
southwest 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to
occasionally choppy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots shifting north in the
afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly
choppy.
.MONDAY...Northeast wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly choppy.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth.
.TUESDAY...East wind around 5 knots shifting southeast in the
afternoon. Bays smooth.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth.

$$

GMZ230-202230-
Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas-
425 AM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...East wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in
the afternoon. Bays choppy.
.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots after midnight. Bays choppy. A slight chance of showers
after midnight.
.SATURDAY...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots in the afternoon. Bays choppy. A slight chance of
showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming
southwest 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to
occasionally choppy. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots becoming north 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally
choppy.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to
10 knots after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally
choppy.
.MONDAY...Northeast wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly choppy.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth.
.TUESDAY...East wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally
choppy.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to
10 knots after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally
choppy.

$$

GMZ255-202230-
Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel out
20 NM-
425 AM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...East wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with
occasional seas up to 5 feet. A slight chance of showers after
midnight.
.SATURDAY...Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with
occasional seas up to 5 feet. A slight chance of showers in the
morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots shifting
southwest after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas
up to 5 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots shifting north in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A
slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas up to 5 feet.
.MONDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots shifting southeast in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet
subsiding to 1 feet after midnight.

$$

GMZ250-202230-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM-
425 AM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...East wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in
the late morning and afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional
seas up to 6 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers after
midnight.
.SATURDAY...Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers. A
slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming south
5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional
seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots shifting north in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas up to 5 feet.
.MONDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY...East wind 5 to 10 knots shifting southeast in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.

$$

GMZ270-275-202230-
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-
425 AM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...East wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in
the late morning and afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional
seas up to 6 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers after
midnight.
.SATURDAY...Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers. A
slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind around 15 knots shifting south
after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to
5 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...West wind 10 to 15 knots becoming north 15 to 20 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to
5 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet
with occasional seas up to 5 feet.
.MONDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with
occasional seas up to 5 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with
occasional seas up to 5 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots shifting east in the
afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.

$$



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