Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 171157

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
557 AM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

.For the beaches from Malaquite Beach to Port Aransas...

557 AM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              50                     49
Sea Water Temperature:        62                    63
Water Level:                  0.4 ft msl            0.14 ft msl
Wind:                         NNW 6mph              N 5 mph

Note: Port Aransas observation is from inside the ship channel until
Port Aransas jetty observation site is back online.


                              Today                 Monday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 65                  63 / 71

Sky         Morning:          Mostly cloudy         Cloudy
            Afternoon:        Cloudy                Mostly cloudy
            Evening:          Cloudy                Mostly cloudy

Weather     Morning:          None                  Showers / Tstms
            Afternoon:        None                  Showers / Tstms
            Evening:          Showers               Showers

Precip Chc  Morning:          10%                   40%
            Afternoon:        10%                   40%
            Evening:          20%                   20%

Wind        Morning:          N 6-8 mph             E 7-9 mph
            Afternoon:        NE 6-9 mph            SE 8-10 mph
            Evening:          E 5-9 mph             SE 6-9 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               None                  Low

UV Index:                     Moderate              Moderate

Sig Wave Height:*             3 feet                2 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        7 seconds             6 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     Low : 756 AM          Low : 829 AM
                              High: 502 PM          High: 542 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...Another round of scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms are expected Monday night through Tuesday,
as a surface low and frontal boundary combine with an approaching
upper level trough. As the upper trough and surface low move east
late Tuesday, the onshore flow which develops Monday night and
continues on Tuesday will become offshore by Wednesday. Drier air
will move into the waters by Wednesday, ending the chances for
rain. Onshore flow will develop Wednesday night and increase to
more moderate levels late Thursday and Thursday night as another
upper level disturbance approaches the area and provides another
chance for precipitation mainly Thursday night. Daytime high
temperatures will be in the low to mid 70s Tuesday through

* 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 of northeasterly
  winds exist.

* Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, remain calm.
  Don`t 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.

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