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Subject:CORPUS CHRISTI Daily Port Report - Channel re-opening
Date:Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:CORPUS CHRISTI SHIP CHANNEL RE-OPENED FOR OUTBOUND TRAFFIC AT 1300 HRS 14 FEBRUARY

CORPUS CHRISTI SHIP CHANNEL CLOSED DUE FOG 1925 HRS 13 FEB



.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
Areas of dense fog are expected over the nearshore Gulf waters and area bays today and possibly into tonight. Scattered showers and light drizzle will continue to be possible this morning, with rain chances beginning to diminish this afternoon. A weak southerly flow will return today, becoming weak to moderate during the day on Thursday. A weak to moderate onshore flow will continue Thursday night into Friday with areas of fog possible over the bays and near shore waters. Another cold front is expected to move through the area early Saturday providing a chance of rain. A weak to moderate northeast flow is expected behind the front Saturday. Onshore flow will return by Sunday.

Please note restrictions

Daylight Restrictions:
All Vessels Greater than 900-00 ft
All Vessels Greater than 130,000 DWT
All Vessels greater than 250-00 ft transiting "Dead Ship"
All Vessel subject to USCG Letter of Deviation requiring Tug Escort
All Vessels with greater than26-00 ft trim, when passing under the Harbor Bridge
All Category One Tankers (LOA greater than 748-00 ft and Beam greater than 120-00 ft and Draft greater than 40.9 ft sw)


Feels Like: 67 degrees F
Winds: SW 5 mph
Sunrise: 7:08 am
Sunset: 18:20 pm

FZUS54 KCRP 141524
CWFCRP

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
924 AM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

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.

GMZ200-150415-
924 AM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
Areas of dense fog are expected over the nearshore Gulf waters and area bays today and possibly into tonight. Scattered showers and light drizzle will continue to be possible this morning, with rain chances beginning to diminish this afternoon. A weak southerly flow will return today, becoming weak to moderate during the day on Thursday. A weak to moderate onshore flow will continue Thursday night into Friday with areas of fog possible over the bays and near shore waters. Another cold front is expected to move through the area early Saturday providing a chance of rain. A weak to moderate northeast flow is expected behind the front Saturday. Onshore flow will return by Sunday.

$$

GMZ235-150415-
Bays and Waterways from Port Aransas to Port O'Connor-
924 AM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth. Patchy fog late in the morning, then areas of fog in the afternoon. A chance of light rain and patchy drizzle late in the morning, then a slight chance of light rain in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth. Areas of fog.

.THURSDAY...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. A slight chance of showers in the morning. Patchy fog.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...South wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth. Patchy fog in the evening, then areas of fog after midnight.

.FRIDAY...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth. Areas of fog in the morning, then patchy fog in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming east 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. A slight chance of showers.

.SATURDAY...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth. A chance of showers.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly choppy. A chance of showers.

.SUNDAY...East wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly choppy. A chance of showers.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ230-150415-
Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas-
924 AM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...West wind around 5 knots shifting south early in the afternoon, then shifting southeast late in the afternoon. Bays smooth. Patchy fog late in the morning, then areas of fog in the afternoon. A chance of light rain and patchy drizzle late in the morning, then a slight chance of light rain in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...Southeast wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly choppy. Areas of fog.

.THURSDAY...South wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Bays choppy. A slight chance of showers in the morning. Patchy fog.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. Patchy fog in the evening, then areas of fog after midnight.

.FRIDAY...Southeast wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly choppy. Areas of fog in the morning, then patchy fog in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...East wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. A slight chance of showers.

.SATURDAY...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth. A chance of showers.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly choppy. A chance of showers.

.SUNDAY...East wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly choppy. A chance of showers.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ255-150415-
Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM-
924 AM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy fog late in the morning, then areas of fog in the afternoon. A chance of light rain and patchy drizzle late in the morning, then a slight chance of light rain in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Areas of fog.

.THURSDAY...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Patchy fog.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Patchy fog in the evening. Areas of fog after midnight.

.FRIDAY...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Areas of fog in the morning. Patchy fog in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of showers.

.SATURDAY...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of showers.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A chance of showers.

.SUNDAY...East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A chance of showers.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet.

$$

GMZ250-150415-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM-
924 AM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...Southwest wind around 5 knots shifting southeast late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of light rain and patchy drizzle late in the morning. Patchy fog late in the morning, then areas of fog in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Areas of fog.

.THURSDAY...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Patchy fog.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Patchy fog in the evening. Areas of fog after midnight.

.FRIDAY...Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Areas of fog in the morning. Patchy fog in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A slight chance of showers.

.SATURDAY...Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A slight chance of showers.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A chance of showers.

.SUNDAY...East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A chance of showers.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet.

$$

GMZ270-275-150415-
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-
924 AM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

.REST OF TODAY...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 feet. Patchy fog late in the morning. Patchy drizzle late in the morning. A slight chance of light rain.

.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet.

.THURSDAY...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet.

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

.FRIDAY...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A slight chance of showers.

.SATURDAY...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A slight chance of showers.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A chance of showers.

.SUNDAY...East wind around 15 knots. Seas 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A chance of showers.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet.

$$
Best regards,

Matthew Peterson
Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc.
400 Mann Street, Suite 907
Corpus Christi, TX  78401
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