Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
532 AM CDT THU AUG 21 2014

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

TXZ242-243-212245-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
532 AM CDT THU AUG 21 2014

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              80                    81
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        82                    83
WATER LEVEL:                  0.42 FT MSL           0.45 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 12 MPH             S 17 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 FRIDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 89                  82 / 88

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

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

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

WIND        MORNING:          S 15-18 MPH           S 10-14 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SE 18-25 MPH          SE 14-20 MPH
            EVENING:          SE 20-26 MPH          SE 16-22 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            MODERATE              LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  NONE

UV INDEX:                     EXTREME               EXTREME

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             4 FEET                3 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        6 SECONDS             6 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 731 PM          HIGH: 418 AM
                                                    LOW : 816 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...VERY WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. LIGHT TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW IS
EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK...AS THE PRESSURE
GRADIENT RELAXES. NO SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE
WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

* A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS
  SUPPORT STRONGER AND/OR MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS.  ONLY
  EXPERIENCED SURF SWIMMERS SHOULD ENTER THE WATER. 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.

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

$$

RH/GW




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