Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
614 AM CDT SAT SEP 24 2016

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

TXZ242-243-242315-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
614 AM CDT SAT SEP 24 2016

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              85                    84
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        87                    86
WATER LEVEL:                  1.54 FT MSL           1.66 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 16 MPH             SE 16 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 SUNDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 88                  82 / 87

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

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

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          30%                   40%
            AFTERNOON:        20%                   40%
            EVENING:          10%                   50%

WIND        MORNING:          S 10-16 MPH           SE 14-17 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SE 15-20 MPH          SE 15-18 MPH
            EVENING:          SE 16-20 MPH          SE 16-18 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               MODERATE              MODERATE

UV INDEX:                     VERY HIGH             VERY HIGH

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             3 FEET                3 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        5 SECONDS             5 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 428 PM          HIGH: 135 AM
                                                    LOW : 538 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...
SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL BE HIGH MONDAY INTO TUESDAY
BEFORE DRYING BEGINS BEHIND A COLD FRONT.  CLOUDS AND THE RAIN...AND
EVENTUALLY COOLER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT...WILL HELP KEEP TEMPERATURES
COOLER THAN WE`VE EXPERIENCED SO FAR THIS MONTH.

* 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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