Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
556 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

.FOR THE BEACHES FROM MALAQUITE BEACH TO PORT ARANSAS...

TXZ242-243-162300-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
556 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              61                    60
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        66                    64
WATER LEVEL:                  0.62 FT MSL           0.69 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 16 MPH             SE 15 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 THURSDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 68                  64 / 73

SKY         MORNING:          MOSTLY SUNNY          MOSTLY CLOUDY
            AFTERNOON:        PARTLY CLOUDY         MOSTLY CLOUDY
            EVENING:          PARTLY CLOUDY         MOSTLY CLOUDY

WEATHER     MORNING:          NONE                  NONE
            AFTERNOON:        NONE                  NONE
            EVENING:          NONE                  SHOWERS

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          0%                    10%
            AFTERNOON:        0%                    10%
            EVENING:          5%                    20%

WIND        MORNING:          SE 9-17 MPH           SE 13-17 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SE 16-17 MPH          E 13-15 MPH
            EVENING:          SE 16-18 MPH          E 14-17 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  NONE

UV INDEX:                     VERY HIGH             HIGH

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             3 FEET                3 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             5 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 1023 PM         HIGH: 654 AM
                                                    LOW : 1105 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...A WEAK FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE
AREA ON FRIDAY BRINGING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND MODERATE
NORTHEAST WINDS. A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL OCCUR ON
FRIDAY. SOUTHEAST FLOW WILL RETURN FRIDAY NIGHT. DRIER AIR OVER
THE GULF WATERS WILL LIMIT RAIN CHANCES ON SATURDAY. BUT AN
APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL PROVIDE A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON SUNDAY. HIGHS WILL BE NEAR NORMAL
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH A SLIGHT INCREASE ON SUNDAY.


* A LOW RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS THAT ANY RIP CURRENTS THAT DO
  FORM ARE LIKELY TO BE WEAK BUT STILL MAY POSE A DANGER TO POOR
  SWIMMERS. RESEARCH HAS SHOWN RIP CURRENTS ARE TYPICALLY MORE
  FREQUENT IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES...INLETS...AND PIERS AND
  THESE CAN BE QUITE STRONG ON DAYS WHERE THE OVERALL RIP CURRENT
  THREAT IS LOW...ESPECIALLY IF STRONG SOUTHERLY OR NORTHEASTERLY
  WINDS EXIST.

* WAVE HEIGHT AND PERIOD FORECASTS ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF DEEP OCEAN
  WAVES OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS...NOT SURF CONDITIONS.

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