Wednesday, April25, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Ingleside on the Bay, TX

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Sunrise 6:52AMSunset 8:01PM Wednesday April 25, 2018 8:49 PM CDT (01:49 UTC) Moonrise 3:01PMMoonset 3:18AM Illumination 82% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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GMZ230 Bays And Waterways From Baffin Bay To Port Aransas- 356 Pm Cdt Wed Apr 25 2018
Today..Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
Tonight..Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming north 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. A chance of Thunderstorms in the evening. A chance of showers. A slight chance of Thunderstorms after midnight.
Thursday..North wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
Thursday night..Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth.
Friday..Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth to slightly choppy.
Friday night..East wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth.
Saturday..East wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth.
Saturday night..Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth.
Sunday..Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
Sunday night..Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
GMZ200 356 Pm Cdt Wed Apr 25 2018
Synopsis for the middle texas coastal waters.. Weak onshore flow will begin to turn offshore and increase late tonight in the wake of an advancing cold front. The front is expected to trigger isolated to scattered showers and Thunderstorms. Offshore flow will then weaken through Thursday afternoon. Winds will briefly veer to the east on Thursday night, but another surge of high pressure will shift the winds back to the northeast again on Friday. Onshore flow is expected to return Saturday and strengthen to a moderate flow on Sunday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ingleside on the Bay, TX
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Area Discussion for - Corpus Christi, TX
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Fxus64 kcrp 260124
area forecast discussion
national weather service corpus christi tx
824 pm cdt Wed apr 25 2018

Have updated evening and overnight forecast package to capture
current radar trends. Increased pops east and decreased west. Cold
front is now into northern portions of forecast area and will
progress southward through the evening. A few showers linger
behind the front, but pops should decrease significantly with
frontal passage. Have made some adjustments to temperatures this
evening as well to account for rain cooled air. Potential for
strong storms should be pretty well over as environment is much
more stable where convection still continues and will move into.

Previous discussion issued 646 pm cdt Wed apr 25 2018

cold front is progressing southward with showers and thunderstorms
along it. A single supercell is moving through northern webb
county. Otherwise, most of the activity has been relatively weak.

Will expect this general pattern to continue with a strong storm
or two through the next couple of hours before the activity moves
into a more stable area. Thunderstorm activity should be winding
down by 10 pm or so with showers continuing later.


thunderstorms will move into vct area and away from lrd over the
next hour or two. Expect most thunderstorm activity to weaken into
just showers for ali and crp, but will monitor for potential ts
mention over the next few hours. Otherwise, expect some MVFR cigs
overnight, but predominantlyVFR CIGS should occur. Drier
conditions during the day Thursday with increasing cloud bases.

Previous discussion... Issued 356 pm cdt Wed apr 25 2018
short term (tonight through Thursday)...

keeping an eye to the sky, well more than usual tonight. Watching
some storms develop in advance of the surface cold front to the west
of the region along the higher terrain of the sierra madres'. These
storm are expected to grow upscale as they head towards the rio
grande river and could ultimately move into extreme western webb
county by 6pm cdt. The amount of low-level CIN seems to have
vanished recently with breaks in the overcast deck that has hugged
the river valley much of the day. The best moisture pooling is still
right along the rio grande plains but we will be fighting the loss
of daytime heating by the time the surface cold front moves through
the region. Storms could be more elevated in nature. Still thinking
though that the convection along the mountains to the west will
eventually merge with convection developing along the front this
evening as it moves into the brush country. Our time frame for any
severe thunderstorms continues to be from 6pm until around 10pm, and
this may be a little generous. Though shear does increase later this
evening a majority of the organization could remain across our
extreme western areas or even just across the boarder into mexico.

Instability quickly drops off east of the brush country. Greatest
threats remain large hail and damaging winds.

Convective outflow from the north along with the cold front should
be enough to get some showery activity to develop across the coastal
plains and possibly the coastal bend later this evening. Would
settle for a couple tenths of an inch tonight across the coastal

Front moves off the coast early Thursday morning turning winds to
the north-northeast. Weak isentropic lift still occurring behind the
front may keep some lingering clouds and light rain in place through
the mid-morning hours before drying out completely.

Long term (Thursday night through Wednesday)...

Thursday night easterly flow will briefly return to the region.

However, another shortwave will pass in the northwest flow aloft,
bringing a secondary weak cold front surge of high pressure through
the region Friday morning. Over the weekend a deep upper level low
will dig into the western conus. Onshore flow will return Saturday
and strengthen on Sunday, gradually increasing moisture across the
region. Weak shortwaves aloft moving out from northeast mexico may
allow a few thunderstorms to pop up and move across the brush
country on Saturday and Sunday. As moisture increases locally early
next week the deep upper level low will dig into the the northern
intermountain central great basin. Anticipate at least isolated
showers and storms on Monday as impulses eject ahead of the
low trough. Isolated to scattered showers and storms will also be
possible Tuesday into Wednesday as the main upper level system
gradually tracks further east. Deepening surface low pressure to the
northwest will strengthen onshore flow, potentially bringing small
craft advisory conditions late in the period. Mild, near seasonable
temperatures will persist over the weekend. A gradual warming trend
will develop during Monday through Wednesday.

Preliminary point temps pops
Corpus christi 59 77 59 82 61 70 10 10 10 10
victoria 57 79 54 82 57 70 10 10 10 10
laredo 62 80 64 82 63 60 10 10 10 10
alice 59 80 58 84 59 70 10 10 10 10
rockport 58 75 62 80 64 60 10 10 10 10
cotulla 59 79 59 83 60 40 10 10 10 10
kingsville 61 80 59 84 60 70 10 10 10 10
navy corpus 63 77 65 80 66 60 10 10 10 10

Crp watches warnings advisories
Tx... None.

Gm... None.

Pz 83... Short term

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TAQT2 - 8775296 - Texas State Aquarium, TX 6 mi50 min 74°F 76°F1015.2 hPa (+1.4)
PACT2 - 8775792 - Packery Channel, TX 11 mi50 min E 5.1 G 7 74°F 78°F1016.8 hPa (+1.3)
NUET2 11 mi50 min E 8 G 9.9 79°F1016.4 hPa (+1.6)
RTAT2 - 8775237 - Port Aransas, TX 12 mi50 min ESE 4.1 G 6 74°F 74°F1016.4 hPa (+1.2)
PTAT2 - Port Aransas, TX 13 mi50 min ESE 5.1 G 6 74°F 78°F1016.1 hPa (+1.0)67°F
ANPT2 14 mi50 min ESE 4.1 G 5.1 74°F 74°F1015.3 hPa (+1.0)
IRDT2 21 mi50 min ENE 7 G 8.9 74°F 80°F1016.5 hPa (+1.2)
BABT2 - 8776604 - Baffin Bay; Point of Rocks, TX 35 mi50 min E 8.9 G 11 74°F 80°F1015.9 hPa (+1.1)
AWRT2 40 mi50 min S 8 G 12 73°F 81°F1016.3 hPa (+1.0)

Wind History for Port Ingleside, Corpus Christi Bay, TX
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Naval Air Station/Truax Field, TX7 mi54 minSSE 510.00 miOvercast76°F66°F72%1016 hPa
Mc Campbell, TX9 mi55 minSSE 310.00 miMostly Cloudy75°F65°F72%1016.3 hPa
Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi International Airport, TX11 mi59 minESE 610.00 miThunderstorm73°F66°F81%1016 hPa
Robstown, Nueces County Airport, TX21 mi55 minESE 710.00 miOvercast75°F62°F65%1016.3 hPa
Rockport Aransas County Airport, TX24 mi57 minS 510.00 miOvercast74°F64°F71%1016.2 hPa

Wind History from NGP (wind in knots)
Last 24hrS12S12S13S10SE11SE9SE7SE8SE7SE6SE8SE9SE13SE12SE10SE12SE14SE13SE15SE14SE9SE17SE13SE5
1 day agoS11S8S8S8S6S4SW4CalmSW4W4SW3CalmCalmNE5E7E10E11E13SE15SE15SE14SE12SE12SE12
2 days agoE8E7E9E9E10E10E10E9E8E9NE11E10E11E10E7E10E11

Tide / Current Tables for Port Ingleside, Corpus Christi Bay, Texas
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Port Ingleside
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Wed -- 04:17 AM CDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:54 AM CDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:53 AM CDT     0.35 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:00 PM CDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:19 PM CDT     0.72 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:59 PM CDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:34 PM CDT     0.69 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Aransas Pass, Texas Current
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Aransas Pass
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Wed -- 04:16 AM CDT     Moonset
Wed -- 05:37 AM CDT     -0.90 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:53 AM CDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:46 AM CDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:39 PM CDT     1.08 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:59 PM CDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:11 PM CDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:58 PM CDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:17 PM CDT     -0.25 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 11:58 PM CDT     0.00 knots Slack
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