Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 171040

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
540 AM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

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

540 AM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              67                    65
Sea Water Temperature:        78                    77
Water Level:                  1.58 ft msl           0.97 ft msl
Wind:                         N 10 mph              N 8 mph

Note: Port Aransas observation is from inside the ship channel until
Port Aransas jetty observation site is back online.


                              Today                 Wednesday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 78                  70 / 82

Sky         Morning:          Clear                 Clear
            Afternoon:        Clear                 Mostly sunny
            Evening:          Clear                 Mostly clear

Weather     Morning:          None                  None
            Afternoon:        None                  None
            Evening:          None                  None

Precip Chc  Morning:          0%                    5%
            Afternoon:        0%                    5%
            Evening:          0%                    5%

Wind        Morning:          N 12-16 mph           NE 5-8 mph
            Afternoon:        NE 10-13 mph          E 7-12 mph
            Evening:          NE 7-12 mph           E 10-13 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               None                  None

UV Index:                     High                  Very High

Sig Wave Height:*             3 feet                2 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        7 seconds             7 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     Low : 817 AM          High: 236 AM
                              High: 221 PM          Low : 843 AM
                              Low : 842 PM          High: 331 PM
                                                    Low : 942 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...Isolated to scattered showers or
thunderstorms will be possible between Thursday and Saturday.
Warmer and more humid conditions are also expected as onshore flow
persists. Highs will be in the lower to mid 80s. Overnight lows
will be in the 70s.

* 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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