Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
521 AM CDT THU APR 27 2017

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

TXZ242-243-272230-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
521 AM CDT THU APR 27 2017

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              71                    70
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        78                    78
WATER LEVEL:                  1.79 FT MSL           1.68 FT MSL
WIND:                         NE 23 MPH             NE 29 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 FRIDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 78                  75 / 82

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

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

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

WIND        MORNING:          E 13-20 MPH           S 15-20 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SE 13-17 MPH          S 20-24 MPH
            EVENING:          SE 14-16 MPH          SE 21-23 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            MODERATE              LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  NONE

UV INDEX:                     EXTREME               EXTREME

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             3 FEET                5 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             6 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     HIGH: 552 AM          HIGH: 700 AM
                              LOW : 1025 PM         LOW : 1112 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE ON SATURDAY
WITH MODERATE TO STRONG ONSHORE FLOW. A COLD FRONT WILL THEN MOVE
THROUGH THE SURF ZONE LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY ACCOMPANY THE FRONT. COOLER
AND DRIER AIR WILL QUICKLY FILTER INTO THE AREA BEHIND THE FRONT
SUNDAY. ONSHORE FLOW WILL RESUME ON MONDAY.

* A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS
  SUPPORT STRONGER AND/OR MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS.  RESEARCH HAS
  SHOWN RIP CURRENTS ARE TYPICALLY MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER IN
  THE VICINITY OF JETTIES...INLETS...AND PIERS.

* 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.

* SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
  DONT FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
  SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE...FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR
  WAVE FOR HELP. IF TIRED...FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF
  THE RIP CURRENT.

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

$$

TE/TB



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