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Subject:Corpus Christi Update
Date:Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Priority:Normal
Notice:Air Draft: Corpus Christi: 138 feet 00 inches - HarborBridge
Deep Draft: Corpus Christi: 45 feet 00 inches

Please note restriction (saltwater)

**All deep draft vessels of 44 ft will require a tide reading of 1 ft
above mean lower low water prior to entering Aransas Pass Channel.
All deep draft vessels of 45 ft will require a tide reading of 1.8 ft
above mean lower low water prior to entering Aransas Pass Channel.**

Terminal drafts: All drafts in SALTWATER.
Draft information subject to change.

CLOSURES:

Current conditions as of 7:50 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Feels Like:71 °F
Barometer:30.13 in and rising
Humidity:81 %
Visibility:10 mi
Dewpoint:63 °F
Wind:E 3 mph
Sunrise:6:59 AM
Sunset:7:55 PM:


COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
412 AM CDT WED APR 18 2012

MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL
OUT TO 60 NAUTICAL MILES.

GMZ200-182200-
412 AM CDT WED APR 18 2012

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAK TO MODERATE EAST TO NORTHEAST FLOW WILL TURN ONSHORE BY
TONIGHT AS A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES EAST ACROSS THE
WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT IN ADVANCE OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT. A
STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW MAY DEVELOP BEHIND THE FRONT LATE FRIDAY INTO
SATURDAY WITH DETEORIATING MARINE CONDITIONS. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED DURING THIS TIME. WINDS WILL NOT BE AS
STRONG ON SUNDAY AS PRESSURE GRADIENT BEGINS TO RELAX.

$$

GMZ235-182200-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
412 AM CDT WED APR 18 2012

.TODAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-182200-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
412 AM CDT WED APR 18 2012

.TODAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ250-255-182200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
412 AM CDT WED APR 18 2012

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 25 TO
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-182200-
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-
412 AM CDT WED APR 18 2012

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$
Notice posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.