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Marine Weather and Tides
Corpus Christi, TX

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Sunrise 7:30AMSunset 6:59PM Friday October 18, 2019 6:49 PM CDT (23:49 UTC) Moonrise 9:35PMMoonset 10:45AM Illumination 72% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 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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GMZ250 Coastal Waters From Baffin Bay To Port Aransas Out 20 Nm- 312 Pm Cdt Fri Oct 18 2019
Tonight..Southeast wind around 10 knots shifting south after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet.
Saturday..South wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Saturday night..South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet.
Sunday..South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..South wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Monday..South wind 10 to 15 knots becoming east 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Monday night..Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet.
Wednesday..East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
GMZ200 312 Pm Cdt Fri Oct 18 2019
Synopsis for the middle texas coastal waters.. While no direct impacts are expected across the middle texas coast, tropical storm nestor continues to move northeast across the gulf of mexico. This will introduce longer period swell and higher swell heights to the gulf waters. Otherwise, weak to moderate onshore will continue through Saturday night, with an isolated shower or Thunderstorm possible Saturday night. Weak to moderate onshore flow is expected with isolated showers and Thunderstorms Sunday. A cold front will push offshore Monday afternoon with scattered showers and Thunderstorms likely. Small craft advisory conditions will be likely Monday evening and persist through Wednesday morning as moderate to occasionally strong northerly flow develops in the wake of the front. We look to dry back out by mid week ahead of our next approaching cold front.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Corpus Christi, TX
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Area Discussion for - Corpus Christi, TX
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area forecast discussion
national weather service corpus christi tx
306 pm cdt Fri oct 18 2019

Short term
Afd... Short term (tonight through Saturday night)
drier conditions will continue tonight with limited moisture over
the area. An upper level system will move to the north of the area
through Saturday but limited moisture will limit any precipitation.

Went ahead and introduced some very low pops across the victoria
crossroads and the coastal plains Saturday afternoon through
Saturday night as there is the possibility of an errant shower. Also
continued the mention of patchy fog Saturday morning across the
coastal bend coastal plains as the morning dewpoint depressions are
quite low and the winds will be light.

Extended the coastal flood advisory through Sunday morning as the
estof and p-etss continue to show tide levels near or over 2 ft msl
and increased swell from tropical storm nestor is reaching the
coast. With swell reaching 8 to 9 seconds also included a high rip
current risk for Saturday through Saturday night.

Long term (Sunday through Saturday)
Rain chances will increase on Sunday as moisture pools across the
coastal bend while a weak shortwave moves across the region. A
stacked low moving across the northern plains will send a cold front
south across the state. Moisture will continue to pool ahead of the
boundary with pwats reaching ~2". Instability will be on the rise as
the front sags south. Model soundings MLCAPE values around 1500 j kg
and dcape approaching 1000 j kg. Would expect scattered showers and
thunderstorms as the boundary moves through with brief heavy
rainfall and gusty winds. The exact time of the front still is not
that clear with the ECMWF continuing to be a bit faster. The main
suite of models are in agreement with the front pushing offshore
during the early afternoon hours.

Behind the front, drier air will filter into the region which will
reduce rain chances to the coastal waters. Temps mid week will be
rather pleasant with highs in the low to mid 80s and lows generally
in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Rain chances creep back late in the work week as a weak coastal
trough pushes back north with chances mainly over the coastal bend
and victoria crossroads. Another cold front will push through on
Friday. Timing still varies quite a bit with the ECMWF being much
faster but a mid day frontal passage looks reasonable right now.

This one looks quite a bit stronger with high temps in the 70s on
Friday and lows in the 50s.

The coastal flooding threat looks to continue into next week as both
estofs and ptess output are showing tidal levels exceeding 2ft msl.

One thing to keep an eye on is the threat of needing a coastal flood
warning tides may approach 3ft msl.

Marine...

higher sea heights and longer period swells are likely in response
to tropical storm nestor. A high risk of rip currents are expected
Saturday morning through Sunday morning. A very isolated shower or
thunderstorm will be possible Saturday night. Weak to moderate
onshore flow is expected with isolated showers and thunderstorms
Sunday. A cold front will push offshore Monday afternoon with
scattered showers and thunderstorms likely. Small craft advisory
conditions will be likely Monday evening and persist through
Wednesday morning as moderate to occasionally strong northerly
flow develops in the wake of the front. We look to dry back out by
mid week ahead of our next approaching cold front.

Preliminary point temps pops
Corpus christi 70 92 74 90 74 0 10 10 20 30
victoria 64 92 71 90 72 0 10 20 20 40
laredo 69 94 73 95 75 0 0 10 10 20
alice 68 95 73 93 73 0 10 10 20 30
rockport 73 87 78 88 77 0 10 10 20 40
cotulla 67 93 71 94 72 0 10 10 10 20
kingsville 69 95 73 92 74 0 10 10 20 30
navy corpus 74 87 78 86 77 0 10 10 20 40

Crp watches warnings advisories
Tx... High rip current risk from Saturday morning through Sunday
morning for the following zones: aransas islands... Calhoun
islands... Kleberg islands... Nueces islands.

Coastal flood advisory until 8 am cdt Sunday for the following
zones: aransas islands... Calhoun islands... Kleberg
islands... Nueces islands.

Gm... None.

Ls 77... Short term
te 81... Long term


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MQTT2 - 8775870 - Malaquite Beach (Corpus Christi), TX 6 mi49 min E 11 G 12 80°F 80°F1006.4 hPa (-1.5)
PACT2 - 8775792 - Packery Channel, TX 9 mi49 min E 11 G 12 78°F 75°F1006.8 hPa (-1.5)
IRDT2 10 mi55 min E 9.9 G 12 78°F 1007.3 hPa
BABT2 - 8776604 - Baffin Bay; Point of Rocks, TX 20 mi49 min E 11 G 13 77°F 80°F1006.8 hPa (-1.3)
PTAT2 - Port Aransas, TX 22 mi49 min E 8.9 G 9.9 77°F 79°F1007.1 hPa (-1.3)68°F
RTAT2 - 8775237 - Port Aransas, TX 22 mi49 min E 7 G 8.9 78°F 78°F1007 hPa (-1.4)
ANPT2 23 mi49 min ENE 8.9 G 9.9 77°F 77°F1006 hPa (-1.4)
TAQT2 - 8775296 - Texas State Aquarium, TX 24 mi49 min 78°F 78°F1005.8 hPa (-1.4)
NUET2 28 mi55 min SSE 13 G 15 75°F1006.7 hPa
RCPT2 - 8774770 - Rockport, TX 35 mi49 min 78°F 1006.7 hPa (-1.2)
42020 - Corpus Christi, TX 50NM Southeast of Corpus Christi, TX 45 mi29 min E 9.7 G 14 80°F 83°F1006.7 hPa73°F

Wind History for Corpus Christi, TX
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Naval Air Station/Truax Field, TX14 mi53 minESE 1110.00 miA Few Clouds78°F70°F76%1006.5 hPa
Port Aransas, Mustang Beach Airport, TX20 mi54 minE 810.00 miFair79°F67°F68%1007.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Corpus Christi, Texas
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Corpus Christi
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Fri -- 07:30 AM CDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:42 AM CDT     0.34 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 11:46 AM CDT     Moonset
Fri -- 06:57 PM CDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:16 PM CDT     2.24 feet High Tide
Fri -- 10:34 PM CDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Aransas Pass, Texas Current
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Aransas Pass
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Fri -- 03:52 AM CDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:30 AM CDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:02 AM CDT     -1.50 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 11:45 AM CDT     Moonset
Fri -- 04:08 PM CDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:56 PM CDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:09 PM CDT     1.63 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 10:33 PM CDT     Moonrise
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