Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 141140

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
540 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

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

540 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              60                    59
Sea Water Temperature:        63                    64
Water Level:                  -0.85 ft msl          -0.66 ft msl
Wind:                         NE 2 mph              N 0 mph

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


                              Today                 Friday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 68                  54 / 56

Sky         Morning:          Mostly cloudy         Cloudy
            Afternoon:        Cloudy                Mostly cloudy
            Evening:          Cloudy                Cloudy

Weather     Morning:          None                  Showers
            Afternoon:        rain                  Showers
            Evening:          Showers               rain

Precip Chc  Morning:          5%                    70%
            Afternoon:        15%                   60%
            Evening:          40%                   30%

Wind        Morning:          S 0-6 mph             N 22-30 mph
            Afternoon:        E 1-9 mph             N 15-23 mph
            Evening:          NE 9-17 mph           N 10-16 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               None                  None

UV Index:                     Moderate              Low

Sig Wave Height:*             1 foot                7 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        7 seconds             5 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     Low : 615 AM          Low : 649 AM
                              High: 243 PM          High: 334 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...

Scattered to numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms are
expected Saturday and Saturday night, with a few lingering showers
Sunday. Another round of isolated to scattered showers are expected
Monday and Tuesday as a weak cold front moves through the area.
Highs along the surf zone will generally be in the 60s and lows in
the 50s through the weekend into early next week.

* 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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