Surf Forecast
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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
635 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

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

TXZ242-243-190045-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
635 AM CST WED JAN 18 2017

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              67                    66
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        66                    64
WATER LEVEL:                  0.20 FT MSL           0.29 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 14 MPH             SE 13 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 THURSDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 70                  59 / 68

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

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

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          60%                   60%
            AFTERNOON:        40%                   10%
            EVENING:          40%                   5%

WIND        MORNING:          S 8-12 MPH            NW 5-9 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SW 8-12 MPH           S 3-7 MPH
            EVENING:          W 6-9 MPH             SE 8-10 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               LOW                   LOW

UV INDEX:                     MODERATE              MODERATE

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             3 FEET                2 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             7 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     HIGH: 725 AM          LOW : 252 AM
                              LOW : 1256 PM         HIGH: 1001 AM
                              HIGH: 740 PM          LOW : 156 PM
                                                    HIGH: 740 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...WEAK ONSHORE FLOW AND ISOLATED SHOWERS ARE
ANTICIPATED FOR FRIDAY. ONSHORE FLOW WILL PERSIST WITH DRIER
CONDITIONS SATURDAY. STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW AND MUCH DRIER SATURDAY
NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

* 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.

$$

TE/WC



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