432  
FZUS54 KCRP 140346  
CWFCRP  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX  
946 PM CST WED DEC 13 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.  
 
GMZ200-141630-  
946 PM CST WED DEC 13 2017  
   
SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS
 
 
A WEAK SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT. A FRONTAL BOUNDARY  
WILL APPROACH THE WATERS LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON. A MODERATE TO  
STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW WILL OCCUR THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AS  
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE AREA BEHIND THE COLD FRONT.  
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY  
MORNING AS MOISTURE INCREASES AHEAD OF A STRONG UPPER LEVEL  
DISTURBANCE. RAIN CHANCES ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH THROUGH  
FRIDAY NIGHT. HOWEVER, THE APPROACH OF AN UPPER DISTURBANCE IS  
EXPECTED TO RETURN SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE  
WEEKEND. THE OFFSHORE FLOW WILL BECOME WEAK TO MODERATE OVER THE  
WEEKEND.  
 

 
 
GMZ235-141630-  
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O'CONNOR-  
946 PM CST WED DEC 13 2017  
   
REST OF TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST  
EARLY IN THE MORNING. BAYS SMOOTH.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTH WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO  
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.  
SHOWERS LIKELY.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY  
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY  
CHOPPY.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY  
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY  
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY  
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY  
CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
GMZ230-141630-  
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-  
946 PM CST WED DEC 13 2017  
   
REST OF TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN  
THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO  
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY IN  
THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS  
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO  
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY  
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY  
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY  
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.    
MONDAY
 
NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY  
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
GMZ255-141630-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT  
20 NM-  
946 PM CST WED DEC 13 2017  
   
REST OF TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN  
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE  
AFTERNOON.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO  
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET  
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
FRIDAY
 
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 LIGHT RAIN.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET  
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.   
SATURDAY
 
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.  
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO  
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ250-141630-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-  
946 PM CST WED DEC 13 2017  
   
REST OF TONIGHT
 
SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 2 FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN  
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE  
AFTERNOON.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO  
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET  
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY  
IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
FRIDAY
 
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 LIGHT RAIN.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO  
6 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ270-275-141630-  
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-  
946 PM CST WED DEC 13 2017  
   
REST OF TONIGHT
 
SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE  
AFTERNOON.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO  
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP  
TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO  
9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING, THEN  
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. LIGHT RAIN LIKELY.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST  
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL  
SEAS UP TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS  
UP TO 5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.  
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET  
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
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