Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 211151
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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
551 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

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

TXZ242-243-220000-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
551 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              65                    64
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        65                    63
WATER LEVEL:                  -0.03 FT MSL          0.13 FT MSL
WIND:                         S 9 MPH               S 9 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 SUNDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 77                  59 / 71

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

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

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

WIND        MORNING:          SW 7-12 MPH           W 25-35 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SW 5-9 MPH            NW 22-35 MPH
            EVENING:          S 8-15 MPH            NW 16-23 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  NONE

UV INDEX:                     MODERATE              HIGH

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             2 FEET                6 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             9 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     HIGH: 141 PM          LOW : 502 AM
                                                    HIGH: 230 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...
DRY WITH A WEAKER ONSHORE WIND CAN BE EXPECTED BY MONDAY AFTERNOON.
WARMER WITH A MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW EXPECTED TUESDAY. ANOTHER COLD
FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY RESULTING IN A WEAK TO MODERATE NORTH WIND AND COOLER
TEMPERATURES.

* 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.

$$

GW/TE



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