Texas General Land Office
 Texas General Land Office
 George P. Bush, Commissioner

 Oil Spill Prevention
 & Response

Texas Automated Buoy System
Real Time Ocean Observations
Supporting Oil Spill Prevention and
Response since 1995
Geochemical and Environmental Research Group

TABS, Texas Automated Buoy System, TABS Offshore Marine Forecasts

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Real Time Data Analysis
Current Summary
Buoy Status
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Vector Addition Trajectory Tool

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Data Products

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GNOME Files

NOAA GNOME Download

Weather
Hurricane Tracks
Marine Forecasts
 TX     LA     Offshore   
MRF 10 day forecast (UNiSYS)


TABS Information
IMPORTANT: Notice to Mariners
TABS News
TABS Web Site Stats
Comments


Articles & Publications
Development of TABS paper(pdf)
Ten Years of TABS paper(pdf)
Oceans 2001 TABS paper(pdf)
Oceans 2009 TABS paper(pdf)
Oceans 2011 TABS paper(pdf)


Links
GCOOS (Member)
TGLO Oilspill Division
NDBC    Home    West Gulf   
TWBD Tide Forecasts
National Hurricane Center
Houston/Galveston PORTS
Texas Parks Harmful Algal Blooms
AVHRR Images (Johns Hopkins)
TCOON (TAMUCC)
WAVCIS (LSU)

Texas General Land Office
 Texas General Land Office
 George P. Bush, Commissioner

 Oil Spill Prevention
 & Response

Texas Automated Buoy System
Real Time Ocean Observations
Supporting Oil Spill Prevention and
Response since 1995
Geochemical and Environmental Research Group

TABS Data Products
TABS Home
Real Time Data Analysis
Current Summary
Buoy Status
TABS Model Results
NOAA Wave Model
Vector Addition Trajectory Tool

NOAA GNOME Oil Spill
Data Products

TGLO/TABS GNOME Forecast
TWBD Texas Bays and Estuaries
GNOME Files

NOAA GNOME Download

Weather
Hurricane Tracks
Marine Forecasts
 TX     LA     Offshore   
MRF 10 day forecast (UNiSYS)


TABS Information
IMPORTANT: Notice to Mariners
TABS News
TABS Web Site Stats
Comments


Articles & Publications
Development of TABS paper(pdf)
Ten Years of TABS paper(pdf)
Oceans 2001 TABS paper(pdf)
Oceans 2009 TABS paper(pdf)
Oceans 2011 TABS paper(pdf)


Links
GCOOS (Member)
TGLO Oilspill Division
NDBC    Home    West Gulf   
TWBD Tide Forecasts
National Hurricane Center
Houston/Galveston PORTS
Texas Parks Harmful Algal Blooms
AVHRR Images (Johns Hopkins)
TCOON (TAMUCC)
WAVCIS (LSU)

Texas Coastal Marine Forecast
Expires:201701182215;;687702
FZUS54 KLCH 180923
CWFLCH

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
323 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

COASTAL WATERS FROM THE LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH 
ISLAND TX OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING SABINE AND 
CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE
HIGHEST ONE THIRD OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL 
HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST TEN PERCENT OF THE WAVES.


GMZ400-182215-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
323 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
A NEARLY STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS DRAPED ACROSS SOUTHEAST
TEXAS. THIS BOUNDARY WILL FINALLY PROGRESS EAST THURSDAY.
WIDESPREAD RAIN AND STORMS CAN BE EXPECTED AS THIS OCCURS. THE
NEXT FRONT WILL SWEEP THROUGH THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT. GALE FORCE
WINDS WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 45 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY AND
MONDAY IN THE GULF WATERS.


$$


Expires:201701182315;;691576
FZUS54 KHGX 181059
CWFHGX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
459 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

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.


GMZ370-375-182315-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
459 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. 
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 15 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING 25 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 15 FEET SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 13 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. 

$$

Expires:201701182315;;691575
FZUS54 KHGX 181059
CWFHGX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
459 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

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.


GMZ350-182315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
459 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. AREAS OF FOG EARLY IN THE
MORNING. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. 
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PATCHY FOG. 
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 8 FEET. 

$$


Expires:201701182315;;691573
FZUS54 KHGX 181059
CWFHGX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
459 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

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.


GMZ330-182315-
MATAGORDA BAY-
459 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. AREAS OF FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY
IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE
MORNING. 
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
PATCHY FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
PATCHY FOG. 
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING CHOPPY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. 

$$


Expires:201701182315;;691571
FZUS54 KHGX 181059
CWFHGX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
459 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP
CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

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.


GMZ300-182315-
SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS
459 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...
A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE UPPER TEXAS COAST TODAY.
LIGHTER WINDS AND ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL LEAD TO PATCHY SEA FOG. A
WEAK FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THURSDAY ALLOWING FOR WEST WINDS BUT
WINDS QUICKLY RETURN TO THE SOUTH FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. A MUCH
STRONGER COLD FRONT SHOULD PUSH OFF THE COAST SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
SUNDAY. VERY STRONG WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY BEHIND
THE FRONT. GALE FORCE WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE UPPER TEXAS
COASTAL WATERS SUNDAY AND MONDAY.  

$$


Expires:201701182145;;686253
FZUS54 KCRP 180901
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
301 AM CST WED JAN 18 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. 
 

GMZ270-275-182145-
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-
301 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO
6 FEET. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. 
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. 
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. 
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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. 
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS INCREASING TO 30 TO
35 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 14 FEET. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 30 TO 35 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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 AFTER MIDNIGHT. 

$$

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Expires:201701182145;;686252
FZUS54 KCRP 180901
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
301 AM CST WED JAN 18 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. 
 

GMZ250-182145-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
301 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST LATE. SEAS
3 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 5 FEET. AREAS OF FOG IN
THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. 
.TONIGHT...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING,
THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 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. 
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO
AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. 

$$


Expires:201701182145;;686250
FZUS54 KCRP 180901
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
301 AM CST WED JAN 18 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. 
 

GMZ230-182145-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
301 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. 
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. 
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. BAYS ROUGH TO
OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. 

$$


Expires:201701182145;;686248
FZUS54 KCRP 180901
CWFCRP

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
301 AM CST WED JAN 18 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. 
 

GMZ200-182145-
301 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A STALLED WEAK FRONT REMAINS DRAPED INLAND WEST OF THE WATERS
RESULTING IN A WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW. THE FRONT IS 
EXPECTED TO MEANDER ALONG THE COAST TODAY THEN BEGIN TO MOVE 
ACROSS THE WATERS BY LATE AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT BRINGING A WEAK 
OFFSHORE FLOW TO THE COASTAL WATERS. THE COMBINATION OF THE FRONT
AND AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASING 
CHANCE FOR SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING. WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED THURSDAY AS THE UPPER 
LEVEL WEATHER DISTURBANCE DEPARTS THE AREA. GENERALLY WEAK SOUTH
FLOW EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. THERE IS A 
SLIGHT CHANCE FOR SHOWERS FRIDAY IN RESPONSE TO A WEAK UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE. A MUCH STRONGER UPPER DISTURBANCE WILL DEVELOP AND 
MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. IN 
RESPONSE...A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS SATURDAY
NIGHT AN RESULT IN STRONG TO VERY STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW WITH GALE 
CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. 

$$