Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
534 AM CST SAT NOV 22 2014

.FOR THE BEACHES FROM MALAQUITE BEACH TO PORT ARANSAS...
HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THIS EVENING.

TXZ242-243-222345-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
534 AM CST SAT NOV 22 2014

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              69                    68
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        67                    64
WATER LEVEL:                  0.13 FT MSL           0.17 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 16 MPH             SE 15 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 SUNDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 76                  67 / 77

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

WEATHER     MORNING:          SHOWERS / TSTMS       NONE
            AFTERNOON:        SHOWERS / TSTMS       NONE
            EVENING:          SHOWERS / TSTMS       NONE

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          70%                   0%
            AFTERNOON:        70%                   0%
            EVENING:          80%                   0%

WIND        MORNING:          SE 21-24 MPH          W 13-14 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SE 18-23 MPH          SW 8-13 MPH
            EVENING:          S 14-21 MPH           SW 8-12 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            HIGH                  LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               MODERATE              NONE

UV INDEX:                     MODERATE              MODERATE

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             7 FEET                4 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             8 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 805 AM          LOW : 845 AM
                              HIGH: 457 PM          HIGH: 545 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA EARLY MONDAY...WITH MODERATE
NORTHERLY WINDS EXPECTED ITS WAKE. OFFSHORE WINDS WILL DIMINISH ON
TUESDAY..THEN RETURN LATE WEDNESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES EAST.
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY.


* A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK MEANS THE SURF IS DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS
  OF SWIMMERS. EVEN THOSE USING SURF OR BOOGIE BOARDS ARE URGED TO
  USE EXTREME CAUTION. RIP CURRENTS ARE LIFE-THREATENING TO ANYONE
  ENTERING THE SURF.

* 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.

$$

TMT/GW





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