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Marine Weather and Tides
Ingleside on the Bay, TX

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Sunrise 7:25AMSunset 7:45PM Saturday March 25, 2017 10:42 AM CDT (15:42 UTC) Moonrise 4:51AMMoonset 4:29PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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- 1016 Am Cdt Sat Mar 25 2017
Rest of today..West wind 5 to 10 knots shifting north early in the afternoon, then shifting east late in the afternoon. Bays smooth.
Tonight..Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth.
Sunday..South wind 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Bays choppy.
Sunday night..South wind 15 to 20 knots. Bays choppy.
Monday..South wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
Monday night..Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
Tuesday..Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Bays choppy.
Tuesday night..Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Bays choppy.
Wednesday..South wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bays choppy. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..Southeast wind around 10 knots shifting south after midnight. Bays slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
GMZ200 1016 Am Cdt Sat Mar 25 2017
Synopsis for the middle texas coastal waters.. Light to moderate onshore flow this morning will become offshore for coastal areas this afternoon with the passage of a cold front. The front is expected to stall in the offshore waters this afternoon. Onshore flow will resume for all areas by this evening. An area of low pressure moving out of the texas panhandle into southwest oklahoma Sunday will lead to a moderate onshore flow for the coastal waters. Onshore flow will weaken once again through Monday. A moderate to strong onshore flow will develop Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday. Scattered Thunderstorm activity is forecast on Wednesday.

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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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service corpus christi tx
638 am cdt Sat mar 25 2017

Discussion See aviation section for 12z tafs.

Aviation Satellite imagery shows stratus deck covering the
coastal plains and eastern brush country in advance of the cold
front that is about to enter the south texas region. Patchy dense
fog occurred earlier but most visibilities have improved to MVFR
at this point. The front will move to a vct-lrd line around 15z
and through crp area around 17z. MVFR ceilings should persist
for a few hours post-frontal over the coastal plains.VFR
conditions will be prevalent for most of the afternoon. But the
front will quickly become diffuse in the afternoon with winds
switching around to easterly for the coastal plains by 00z
Sunday. Boundary layer moisture will increase with southeasterly
flow tonight. Expect low stratus and fog to develop over the
coastal plains by 08z with ifr ceilings/MVFR vsbys prevailing.

Previous discussion /issued 359 am cdt Sat mar 25 2017/
short term (today through Sunday)...

satellite imagery shows the upper low over northeast oklahoma
while the next upper trough moves into southern california. The
upper low will move through the ozarks today and northeast into
the western great lakes region Sunday afternoon. The second system
will be close behind moving through the rockies tonight and into
central kansas Sunday afternoon.

Strong low level flow along the coast early tonight has moved to
the east. Winds have decoupled over the inland coastal plains and
patchy fog will occur in advance of the front. The cold front was
just west of college station to san antonio to eagle pass at 09z.

Latest hrrr shows isolated convection could occur along the front
as it moves south through the victoria crossroads this morning.

Kept slight chance pops for mainly the early part of this morning.

The front will push through the coastal areas and near shore
waters by noon. The boundary then stalls over waters this
afternoon with winds quickly turning around to easterly.

Surface low pressure area forming over west texas Sunday will
move to southwest oklahoma by 00z Monday as the upper trough moves
out into the south-central plains. Onshore flow will steadily
increase during the day Sunday with breezy conditions expected for
the southern coastal bend. Southwesterly flow at 85h will advect
warmer air into the brush country with highs expected to be in to
the 90s out west Sunday.

Long term (Sunday night through Friday)...

progressive and active pattern for the southern CONUS through the
period with a procession of short waves moving through. The medium
range guidance is in decent agreement with the general pattern but
the degree of digging, timing, and QPF are not... Esply with mid and
next weekend systems.

Initial system Monday looks moisture starved as it shears north of
us. Could be a shower or two victoria crossroads but will hold pops
at 10 pct. Weak front will die out before it reaches the coastal
bend with a quick return to strong SE flow as the next system digs
into the southern rockies Tuesday. This next system still could be
a decent rain producer for parts of the area... Esply over the
northeast on Wednesday. There remains a lot of spread in the gfs
ensemble members wed/thu so confidence is not super high but the
degree of moisture and instability in place along with moderate
forcing suggests decent convective potential. Plenty of time to
monitor this systems progress... For now tapered pops from 60
northeast to less then 10 far west. Will hold onto low pops
Wednesday night into Thursday as much of the medium range guidance
suggests front will hang up near the coast.

For temperatures I remained close to the wpc numbers which once
again came in very close to our blended guidance. No real end in
sight to the unseasonably warm/hot weather in the medium range
unfortunately.

Marine...

moderate south winds will continue early this morning which will
maintain elevated seas at SCA levels through 12z. Extended the sca
for the offshore waters until 12z. Winds will become light as the
front approaches and become weak northerly for a brief period
along the coast. The front will stall over the near shore waters
by this afternoon with winds expected to turn east to southeast by
this evening. Onshore flow will increase to moderate levels Sunday
as low pressure deepens over the southern high plains.

Preliminary point temps/pops
Corpus christi 85 66 87 68 86 / 10 10 10 10 10
victoria 83 62 85 67 87 / 20 10 10 10 10
laredo 90 66 95 67 94 / 0 0 10 0 0
alice 89 63 92 65 92 / 10 0 10 10 10
rockport 82 68 83 71 83 / 20 10 10 10 10
cotulla 88 62 94 65 94 / 0 0 10 10 10
kingsville 88 64 90 66 91 / 10 10 10 10 10
navy corpus 82 68 83 70 83 / 10 10 10 10 10

Crp watches/warnings/advisories
Tx... None.

Gm... Small craft advisory until 7 am cdt this morning for the
following zones: 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.

Tmt/89... Aviation


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TAQT2 - 8775296 - Texas State Aquarium, TX 6 mi43 min 74°F 73°F1016.3 hPa (+1.8)
NUET2 11 mi43 min WSW 11 G 15 74°F1017.4 hPa (+2.1)
PACT2 - 8775792 - Packery Channel, TX 11 mi43 min SSW 7 G 8.9 74°F 74°F1017 hPa (+1.6)
RTAT2 - 8775237 - Port Aransas, TX 12 mi43 min WSW 8 G 12 74°F 71°F1017.1 hPa (+1.8)
MIST2 13 mi88 min SSW 7 72°F 1018 hPa71°F
PTAT2 - Port Aransas, TX 13 mi43 min SSW 8.9 G 9.9 71°F 70°F1016.8 hPa (+1.8)69°F
MQTT2 - 8775870 - Malaquite Beach (Corpus Christi), TX 15 mi43 min S 7 G 9.9 71°F 71°F1017.4 hPa (+1.7)
RCPT2 - 8774770 - Rockport, TX 21 mi43 min W 6 G 8 74°F 75°F1017.1 hPa (+2.3)
IRDT2 21 mi43 min S 11 G 13 73°F 75°F1017.3 hPa (+1.5)
CPNT2 26 mi43 min W 6 G 8.9 73°F 74°F
MAXT2 - Mission-Aransas Reserve, TX 27 mi43 min 7 74°F 1018 hPa (+2.0)70°F
BABT2 - 8776604 - Baffin Bay; Point of Rocks, TX 35 mi43 min SSE 14 G 17 74°F 74°F1017 hPa (+1.3)
AWRT2 40 mi43 min SW 2.9 G 5.1 73°F 74°F1017.5 hPa (+2.4)

Wind History for Port Ingleside, Corpus Christi Bay, TX
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Airport Reports
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Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Naval Air Station/Truax Field, TX7 mi1.8 hrsSSW 94.00 miFog/Mist73°F71°F94%1016.5 hPa
Mc Campbell, TX9 mi48 minSW 57.00 miOvercast76°F70°F83%1016.9 hPa
Port Aransas, Mustang Beach Airport, TX11 mi48 minSW 87.00 miOvercast72°F70°F95%1017.3 hPa
Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi International Airport, TX11 mi52 minSSW 1410.00 miMostly Cloudy75°F70°F84%1016.8 hPa
Robstown, Nueces County Airport, TX21 mi68 minN 010.00 miOvercast75°F70°F84%1017.3 hPa
Rockport Aransas County Airport, TX24 mi50 minWSW 65.00 miOvercast with Haze74°F68°F82%1017.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Ingleside, Corpus Christi Bay, Texas
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Port Ingleside
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Sat -- 01:59 AM CDT     0.65 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:50 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 07:26 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 12:00 PM CDT     0.16 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:29 PM CDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:42 PM CDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Aransas Pass, Texas Current
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Sat -- 12:36 AM CDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:49 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 07:21 AM CDT     -1.08 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 07:26 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 12:08 PM CDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 03:29 PM CDT     1.06 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 05:28 PM CDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:42 PM CDT     Sunset
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Corpus Christi, TX (11,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Corpus Christi, TX
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