Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
537 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

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

TXZ242-243-242345-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
537 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              70                    69
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        70                    70
WATER LEVEL:                  -0.18 FT MSL          -0.09 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 23 MPH             SE 20 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 SATURDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 77                  62 / 69

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

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

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

WIND        MORNING:          SW 6-15 MPH           NE 15-17 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        N 8-14 MPH            E 16-18 MPH
            EVENING:          N 9-13 MPH            E 15-18 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  NONE

UV INDEX:                     HIGH                  HIGH

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             3 FEET                4 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        6 SECONDS             6 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 717 AM          LOW : 758 AM
                              HIGH: 344 PM          HIGH: 405 PM
                              LOW : 913 PM          LOW : 920 PM
                              HIGH: 1131 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...LOW RAIN CHANCES WILL EXIST ON SUNDAY AS MOISTURE
INCREASES ACROSS THE SURF ZONE. AFTER SLIGHTLY COOLER CONDITIONS
ON SATURDAY, A WARMING TREND WILL COMMENCE ON SUNDAY AND CONTINUE
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. BREEZY SOUTHERLY TO SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL
OCCUR ON SUNDAY AND THEN AGAIN ON TUESDAY.

* 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.

$$

TE/TB



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