Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 201035

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
535 AM CDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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

535 AM CDT Wed Sep 20 2017

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              84                    82
Sea Water Temperature:        85                    84
Water Level:                  0.97 ft msl           0.13 ft msl
Wind:                         S 17 mph              S 8 mph


                              Today                 Thursday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 86                  81 / 85

Sky         Morning:          Partly cloudy         Partly cloudy
            Afternoon:        Partly cloudy         Partly cloudy
            Evening:          Partly cloudy         Partly cloudy

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

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

Wind        Morning:          S 10-14 mph           SE 12-14 mph
            Afternoon:        SE 13-16 mph          SE 13-16 mph
            Evening:          SE 14-17 mph          SE 15-16 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               Low                   Moderate

UV Index:                     Very High             Very High

Sig Wave Height:*             2 feet                3 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        5 seconds             5 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     Low : 946 AM          High: 430 AM
                              High: 349 PM          Low : 1016 AM
                              Low : 1028 PM         High: 457 PM
                                                    Low : 1119 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms
will be possible each day through early next week, mainly in the
morning hours. Weak to moderate onshore flow will continue. Expect
lows near 80 and highs in the mid to upper 80s for the coastal

* 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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