Surf Forecast
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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
557 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

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

TXZ242-243-250000-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
557 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              66                    66
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        63                    63
WATER LEVEL:                  -0.90 FT MSL          -1.07 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 20 MPH             S 20 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 WEDNESDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 74                  64 / 74

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

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

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

WIND        MORNING:          S 16-20 MPH           NW 8-20 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        S 18-21 MPH           N 13-21 MPH
            EVENING:          S 18-21 MPH           N 8-13 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  NONE

UV INDEX:                     HIGH                  MODERATE

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             4 FEET                3 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        6 SECONDS             8 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 624 AM          LOW : 702 AM
                              HIGH: 343 PM          HIGH: 413 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...COOL TEMPERATURES CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY
ALONG WITH A WEAK TO MODERATE FLOW OFFSHORE FLOW. ONSHORE FLOW
RESUMES ON FRIDAY BEFORE A COASTAL TROUGH DEVELOPS LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT AND CONTINUES ON SATURDAY. ADEQUATE MOISTURE ALONG WITH SOME
WEAK UPPER LEVEL ENERGY WILL RESULT IN A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR
SHOWERS FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY.


* 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.

$$

CB/GW



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