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Subject:Corpus Christi Update
Date:Friday, February 20, 2004
Priority:Normal
Notice:Air Drafts: Corpus Christi: 138 feet 00 inches -
(Harbor Bridge & Tule Lake Lift Bridge)
Point Comfort: none

Deep Drafts: Corpus Christi: 45 feet 00 inches -
(salt water) Point Comfort : 35 feet 06 inches -

Tidal conditions: High Tides: N/a hours
Low Tides: N/a hours

Current Winds on Corpus Christi Ship Channel: ESE 7 mph

Closures:

Feels Like: 67 °
Dewpoint: 61º
Barometer: 29.88 in and rising
Wind: ESE 7 mph
Humidity: 81%
Visibility: Unlimited
Sunrise: 7:04 am
Sunset: 6:24 pm

Today: Partly cloudy. High 77F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Low around 55F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20
mph.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High 67F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow night: Overcast. Low 54F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 60s.

Monday: Few showers. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.

Tuesday: Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the
low 50s.


COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
930 AM CST FRI FEB 20 2004

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MARINERS...MARINE FORECASTS ARE ISSUED AT LEAST
FOUR TIMES A DAY. BOATERS ON EXTENDED TRIPS SHOULD ROUTINELY MONITOR
SUBSEQUENT FORECAST ISSUANCES AND UPDATES FOR THE LATEST MARINE
WEATHER INFORMATION.

GMZ200-202130-
SYNOPSIS FOR BAFFIN BAY TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM-
930 AM CST FRI FEB 20 2004

.WEAK NORTHERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP LATER THIS AFTERNOON OVER MOST
OF THE COASTAL WATERS AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVES EAST AND
AS A COLD FRONT ACROSS NORTH TEXAS APPROACHES. LARGE SEAS WILL
PERSIST TODAY OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS DUE TO STRONG SOUTH WINDS
YESTERDAY. THE ACTUAL COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS
TONIGHT AND INCREASE OFFSHORE FLOW AND SEAS ONCE AGAIN. A MODERATE
TO STRONG NORTHEAST FLOW WILL CONTINUE ON SATURDAY IN THE WAKE OF THE
FRONT. A MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL RETURN SATURDAY NIGHT AND
CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY WHEN A WARM FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS.
OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP AND GRADUALLY INCREASE TUESDAY AS A COLD
FRONT PUSHES OFFSHORE AND LOW PRESSURE DEEPENS OVER THE WESTERN GULF
OF MEXICO.


$$

GMZ230-235-202130-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O'CONNOR-
930 AM CST FRI FEB 20 2004

.TODAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. BAYS SMOOTH.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MONDAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND AREAS OF FOG THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING.

$$

GMZ250-255-202130-
COASTAL WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
930 AM CST FRI FEB 20 2004

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.MONDAY...EAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND AREAS OF FOG
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST IN THE AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING.

$$

GMZ270-275-202130-
WATERS BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 TO 60 NM-
930 AM CST FRI FEB 20 2004

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND 5
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 7 FEET
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUNDAY...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE EVENING. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7
FEET IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A CHANCE OF RAIN THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET
IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.



Notice posted on Friday, February 20, 2004

Disclaimer
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.