Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
537 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

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

TXZ242-243-080000-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
537 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              61                    59
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        65                    64
WATER LEVEL:                  0.27 FT MSL           0.3 FT MSL
WIND:                         NE 14 MPH             NE 16 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 THURSDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 69                  55 / 59

SKY         MORNING:          MOSTLY CLOUDY         MOSTLY CLOUDY
            AFTERNOON:        MOSTLY CLOUDY         CLOUDY
            EVENING:          MOSTLY CLOUDY         CLOUDY

WEATHER     MORNING:          DRIZZLE               SHOWERS
            AFTERNOON:        RAIN                  SHOWERS
            EVENING:          SHOWERS               SHOWERS

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          10%                   30%
            AFTERNOON:        10%                   37%
            EVENING:          30%                   30%

WIND        MORNING:          NE 9-12 MPH           N 23-31 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        NE 9-12 MPH           N 28-31 MPH
            EVENING:          NE 12-14 MPH          N 23-32 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  NONE

UV INDEX:                     MODERATE              MODERATE

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             2 FEET                6 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             7 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     HIGH: 759 AM          LOW : 448 AM
                              LOW : 154 PM          HIGH: 1052 AM
                              HIGH: 932 PM          LOW : 319 PM
                                                    HIGH: 946 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...MUCH COLDER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT.
BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT. OFFSHORE
FLOW WILL WEAKEN FRIDAY, THEN BECOME ONSHORE ON SATURDAY AS A
COASTAL TROUGH DEVELOPS. WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ON
SATURDAY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE TOWARD THE COAST ON SUNDAY,
PROVIDING FOR A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES SUNDAY
NIGHT.


* 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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