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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS54 KCRP

FZUS54 KCRP 250838
CWFCRP

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
238 AM CST Tue Feb 25 2020

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.

GMZ200-252200-
238 AM CST Tue Feb 25 2020

SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS

Weak onshore flow today will turn offshore this evening before
increasing to strong to very strong levels tonight following a
cold front. Rain is not expected with the front at this time.
Small Craft Advisory conditions will develop in the bays this
evening and continue through noon Wednesday. A Gale Warning is in
effect from midnight tonight until noon Wednesday for the
nearshore and open waters. Gale force winds should taper to SCA
levels Wednesday afternoon. Winds and seas will diminish and
subside Wednesday night and Thursday as high pressure builds
across the area. Weak to moderate northeast winds Thursday will
become mostly onshore by Friday.



GMZ235-252200-
Bays and Waterways from Port Aransas to Port O'Connor-
238 AM CST Tue Feb 25 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

TODAY
Southeast wind up to 5 knots shifting east around
5 knots in the late morning and early afternoon, then shifting
northeast late. Bays smooth to slightly choppy.

TONIGHT
North wind 15 to 25 knots. Bays choppy to occasionally
rough.

WEDNESDAY
North wind 20 to 25 knots. Bays choppy to rough.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
North wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots after midnight. Bays choppy to occasionally rough.

THURSDAY
Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots shifting east in the
afternoon. Bays smooth.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast wind around 5 knots shifting south up
to 5 knots after midnight. Bays smooth.

FRIDAY
West wind around 5 knots. Bays smooth.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South wind around 5 knots shifting southwest
after midnight. Bays smooth.

SATURDAY
Southwest wind around 5 knots shifting south in the
afternoon. Bays smooth.

SATURDAY NIGHT
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy
to occasionally choppy.



GMZ230-252200-
Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas-
238 AM CST Tue Feb 25 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

TODAY
South wind around 5 knots shifting east late. Bays
smooth.

TONIGHT
North wind 20 to 25 knots. Bays choppy to rough.

WEDNESDAY
North wind 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to
20 knots in the afternoon. Bays choppy to rough.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
North wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots after midnight. Bays choppy to occasionally rough.

THURSDAY
Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots shifting east in the
afternoon. Bays smooth.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots shifting south
after midnight. Bays smooth.

FRIDAY
Southwest wind up to 5 knots shifting south in the
afternoon. Bays smooth.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots shifting south after
midnight. Bays smooth.

SATURDAY
South wind around 5 knots becoming southeast 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally
choppy.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly
choppy to occasionally choppy.



GMZ255-252200-
Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel out
20 NM-
238 AM CST Tue Feb 25 2020

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

TODAY
East wind around 5 knots shifting northeast late. Seas
2 to 3 feet.

TONIGHT
North wind 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 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.

WEDNESDAY
North wind 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas
up to 9 feet.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
North wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas up to 6 feet.

THURSDAY
Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming east around
5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast wind around 5 knots shifting south
after midnight. Seas 1 feet.

FRIDAY
West wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 0 to 1 feet.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Southwest wind around 5 knots. Seas 0 to 1 feet.

SATURDAY
Southwest wind around 5 knots shifting south in the
afternoon. Seas 0 to 1 feet.

SATURDAY NIGHT
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet
with occasional seas up to 5 feet.



GMZ250-252200-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM-
238 AM CST Tue Feb 25 2020

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

TODAY
Southeast wind around 5 knots shifting east late. Seas
2 to 3 feet.

TONIGHT
Northeast wind 20 to 25 knots becoming north 25 to
30 knots after midnight. Seas 3 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.

WEDNESDAY
North wind 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas
up to 9 feet.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
North wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet
with occasional seas up to 6 feet.

THURSDAY
Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas
up to 5 feet.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming around
5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet subsiding to 1 feet after
midnight.

FRIDAY
Southwest wind up to 5 knots becoming around 5 knots in
the afternoon. Seas 0 to 1 feet.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 feet.

SATURDAY
South wind around 5 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots in
the afternoon. Seas 1 feet building to 2 feet in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet
building to 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet after
midnight.



GMZ270-275-252200-
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-
238 AM CST Tue Feb 25 2020

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

TODAY
East wind 5 to 10 knots shifting northeast late. Seas
3 feet.

TONIGHT
North wind 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots
after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to
8 feet building to 7 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet
after midnight.

WEDNESDAY
North wind 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to
25 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.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
North wind 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to
20 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up
to 8 feet.

THURSDAY
North wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas
up to 5 feet.

THURSDAY NIGHT
East wind around 5 knots shifting south up to
5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet.

FRIDAY
West wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 feet.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Southwest wind up to 5 knots. Seas 1 feet.

SATURDAY
Southwest wind around 5 knots shifting south in the
afternoon. Seas 1 feet building to 2 feet in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
South wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet
building to 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet after
midnight.



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