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NWS Forecast

FZUS54 KCRP 040944
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
344 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

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.

GMZ200-042230-
344 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS

A WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY. AREAS OF
DENSE FOG ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF THE MIDDLE TEXAS
COASTAL WATERS THROUGH THIS MORNING AS WARM MOIST AIR FLOWS OVER
THE COOLER SHELF WATERS. CHANCES FOR RAIN WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE
TODAY AND TONIGHT AHEAD OF A POWERFUL COLD FRONT. THE FRONT WILL
BLAST SOUTH ACROSS ALL MARINE AREAS TONIGHT WITH A PERIOD OF VERY
STRONG NORTHERLY FLOW AND FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE LIKELY BY
LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY. MARINE CONDITIONS WILL SLOWLY IMPROVE
BY LATE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. RAIN CHANCES WILL RETURN ON FRIDAY
AND CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND.



GMZ235-042230-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O'CONNOR-
344 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

TODAY
SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF LIGHT RAIN AND PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. BAYS ROUGH
TO OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY
NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS ROUGH TO OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH.
A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.

FRIDAY
NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.



GMZ230-042230-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
344 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

TODAY
SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF LIGHT RAIN AND PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. BAYS ROUGH
TO OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY
NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS ROUGH TO OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH.
A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.

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 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.



GMZ250-255-042230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
344 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

TODAY
SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SEAS 3 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. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY
NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.

FRIDAY
NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
9 FEET.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.



GMZ270-275-042230-
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-
344 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

TODAY
SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SEAS 4 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY
NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 11 TO 13 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 17 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 14 FEET.

FRIDAY
NORTH 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 SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
10 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. LIGHT RAIN LIKELY.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.



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