Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
435 AM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...FOR THE BEACHES OF SOUTH PADRE ISLAND AND BOCA CHICA...

TXZ251-256-257-GMZ130-172300
-KENEDY-CAMERON-WILLACY-
435 AM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY...

RIP CURRENT RISK:      MODERATE RISK. SURF ZONE CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE
                       DEVELOPMENT OF LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS. REMEMBER TO SWIM
                       NEAR A LIFEGUARD AND WITH A NON-INFLATABLE FLOTATION DEVICE,
                       SUCH AS A LIFE JACKET OR BOOGIE BOARD.

LIGHTNING RISK:       MODERATE RISK.

ULTRAVIOLET INDEX:     VERY HIGH. WEAR A WIDE-BRIMMED HAT AND SUNGLASSES, AND
                       USE SUNSCREEN OF SPF 15 OR HIGHER. REMAIN IN THE SHADE
                       IF POSSIBLE.

WEATHER:               PARTLY SUNNY. 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
                       SOME STORMS COULD BE SEVERE WITH HEAVY RAIN AND FREQUENT
                       LIGHTNING.

TEMPERATURES:          HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.

WIND:                  SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

WAVE HEIGHTS:          2 TO 3 FEET.

SURF TEMPERATURE:      74 DEGREES.

BAY TEMPERATURE:       74 DEGREES.

TIDES:                 A HIGH AT 4 14 AM. A LOW AT 10 15 AM.
                       A MINOR HIGH AT 1 59 PM. A LOW AT 9 23 PM.

OUTLOOK:               UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL ALSO CONTINUE, WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                       THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK. SEVERE
                       STORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING WILL BE POSSIBLE.
                       SOUTHEAST WINDS AND LOW TO MODERATE SEAS WILL PREVAIL FOR
                       MOST OF THE FORECAST PERIOD, LEADING TO A LOW TO MODERATE
                       RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK.


TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RIP CURRENT SAFETY, VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE RIP CURRENT WEBSITE AT WWW.RIPCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV.

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BIRCHFIELD



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