Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
532 AM CST TUE FEB 28 2017

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

TXZ242-243-282345-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
532 AM CST TUE FEB 28 2017

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              70                    69
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        71                    68
WATER LEVEL:                  0.82 FT MSL           0.85 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 15 MPH             SE 16 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 WEDNESDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 76                  70 / 75

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

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

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          10%                   30%
            AFTERNOON:        10%                   20%
            EVENING:          10%                   10%

WIND        MORNING:          S 14-18 MPH           W 6-13 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        S 17-20 MPH           N 9-22 MPH
            EVENING:          SE 15-20 MPH          N 23-25 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  MODERATE

UV INDEX:                     VERY HIGH             VERY HIGH

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             4 FEET                3 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             7 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 1008 AM         HIGH: 447 AM
                              HIGH: 450 PM          LOW : 1058 AM
                              LOW : 1040 PM         HIGH: 457 PM
                                                    LOW : 1121 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...
MODERATE TO STRONG NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL OCCUR BEHIND A COLD
FRONT WEDNESDAY NIGHT, THEN BECOMING A MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. MUCH COOLER AIR WILL ARRIVE ON THURSDAY
WITH HIGHS ONLY IN THE 60S, THEN GRADUALLY WARMING THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.


* 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.

$$


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