883  
FZUS54 KCRP 080324  
CWFCRP  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX  
924 PM CST WED DEC 7 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.  
 
GMZ200-081615-  
924 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016  
   
SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS
 
 
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS LATE  
TONIGHT WITH NORTHERLY GALES DEVELOPING IN ITS WAKE...PERSISTING  
THROUGH THE DAY THURSDAY. MUCH COLDER CONDITIONS AND SCATTERED  
SHOWERS WILL ALSO ACCOMPANY THIS FRONT. SEAS WILL ALSO BECOME  
HIGH WITH STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. A  
MODERATE TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW FRIDAY MORNING WILL WEAKEN IN  
THE AFTERNOON AS THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE MOVES EAST. WEAK TO  
MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW RETURNS SATURDAY AS A COASTAL TROUGH MOVES  
INLAND. A MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED OVER THE GULF WATERS  
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE  
INTO THE AREA MONDAY WITH A WEAK TO MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOW  
EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT.  
 

 
 
GMZ235-081615-  
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O'CONNOR-  
924 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT
 
 
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY  
AFTERNOON...  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS  
LATE IN THE NIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. PATCHY FOG.  
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO  
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY  
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.    
SATURDAY
 
EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY  
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO  
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO  
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.   
MONDAY
 
NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY  
CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
GMZ230-081615-  
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-  
924 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT
 
 
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY  
AFTERNOON...  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS  
LATE IN THE NIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. PATCHY FOG.  
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO  
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS  
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY  
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.    
SATURDAY
 
EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY  
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO  
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY  
CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
GMZ250-255-081615-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT  
20 NM-  
924 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT
 
 
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY  
EVENING...  
   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25  
KNOTS LATE IN THE NIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP  
TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO  
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP  
TO 11 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST 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.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO  
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP  
TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.    
SATURDAY
 
EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO  
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS  
UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET  
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET  
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET  
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ270-275-081615-  
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-  
924 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TONIGHT
 
 
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY  
EVENING...  
   
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO  
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN BECOMING  
NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE NIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THURSDAY
 
NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET BUILDING TO 10 TO 12 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET  
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO  
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS  
UP TO 13 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.    
SATURDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH  
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET  
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH 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. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET  
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET  
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
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