Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
551 AM CDT TUE AUG 23 2016

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

TXZ242-243-232315-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
551 AM CDT TUE AUG 23 2016

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              84                    83
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        86                    85
WATER LEVEL:                  0.51 FT MSL           0.57 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 18 MPH             SE 17 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 WEDNESDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 88                  81 / 87

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

WEATHER     MORNING:          SHOWERS               NONE
            AFTERNOON:        SHOWERS               NONE
            EVENING:          NONE                  NONE

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          10%                   5%
            AFTERNOON:        10%                   5%
            EVENING:          0%                    10%

WIND        MORNING:          S 10-16 MPH           S 12-15 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SE 13-16 MPH          SE 13-16 MPH
            EVENING:          SE 14-16 MPH          SE 13-16 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  NONE

UV INDEX:                     EXTREME               EXTREME

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             3 FEET                3 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        6 SECONDS             6 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     HIGH: 621 AM          LOW : 226 AM
                              LOW : 149 PM          HIGH: 616 AM
                              HIGH: 1001 PM         LOW : 248 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...A GENERAL WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW
WILL BECOME MORE EASTERLY BY SATURDAY. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL RETURN THURSDAY AND CONTINUE INTO
THE WEEKEND. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 80S.


* 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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