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NWS Forecast

FZUS54 KBRO 221546
CWFBRO

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
946 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

LOWER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO THE MOUTH OF THE
RIO GRANDE OUT TO 60 NM.

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE
HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES

GMZ100-222200-
SYNOPSIS FOR BAFFIN BAY TO RIO GRANDE OUT 60 NM-
946 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

SYNOPSIS
MODERATE SOUTH WINDS DEVELOPING THIS MORNING MIGHT
BECOME GUSTY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN LAGUNA MADRE LATER TODAY. LIGHTER
WINDS TONIGHT IN ADVANCE OF A STRONG COLD THAT IS PROJECTED TO
SURGE THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS LATE TUESDAY MORNING OR EARLY
AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WINDS TO INCREASE QUICKLY APPROACHING OR
EXCEEDING GALE FORCE AND MAINTAINING VERY STRONG LEVELS INTO
TUESDAY NIGHT. BRISK OFFSHORE FLOW PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST MID
DAY WEDNESDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVER THE REGION
DIMINISHING WINDS. FAVORABLE MARINE CONDITIONS ON CHRISTMAS DAY
WITH SOUTH WINDS INCREASING FRIDAY IN ADVANCE OF THE NEXT FRONT
ANTICIPATED ON SATURDAY.



GMZ130-132-135-222200-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE TO THE ARROYO COLORADO-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE ARROYO COLORADO TO 5 NM NORTH OF PORT
MANSFIELD TX-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM 5 NM NORTH OF PORT MANSFIELD TO BAFFIN BAY TX-
946 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY
NIGHT...

REST OF TODAY
SOUTH WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP ON
THE BAY.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 12 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 7 TO 9 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE BAY. AREAS OF FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 12 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 17 TO
22 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 23 TO
28 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE BAY  INCREASING TO
ROUGH LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 22 TO 27 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
18 TO 23 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. ROUGH ON THE BAY.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS. CHOPPY ON THE BAY.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
7 TO 9 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE BAY
SUBSIDING TO A LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY
SOUTH WINDS 14 TO 19 KNOTS. CHOPPY ON THE BAY.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE BAY.



GMZ150-155-222200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD OUT 20 NM-
946 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY
NIGHT...

REST OF TODAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. AREAS OF
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 18 TO
23 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 25 TO
30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 41 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 24 TO 29 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO
11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14 FEET.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 17 TO
22 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 10 FEET.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
7 TO 11 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

THURSDAY
SOUTH WINDS 17 TO 22 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.



GMZ170-175-222200-
WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
946 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY
NIGHT...

REST OF TODAY
SOUTH WINDS 11 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 13 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 18 TO
23 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 26 TO
31 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 42 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO
9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 27 TO 32 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 12 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 22 TO 27 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 19 TO
24 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 13 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 10 FEET LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
7 TO 12 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.

THURSDAY
SOUTH WINDS 17 TO 22 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET.

FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS 16 TO 21 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.