Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
540 AM CST TUE DEC 6 2016

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

TXZ242-243-062345-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
540 AM CST TUE DEC 6 2016

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              55                    58
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        64                    63
WATER LEVEL:                  0.70 FT MSL           0.69 FT MSL
WIND:                         SW 9 MPH              SW 12 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 WEDNESDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 73                  61 / 70

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

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

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          0%                    10%
            AFTERNOON:        0%                    10%
            EVENING:          0%                    30%

WIND        MORNING:          SW 13-16 MPH          NE 9-12 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SW 1-13 MPH           NE 7-10 MPH
            EVENING:          NE 1-13 MPH           NE 7-12 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  NONE

UV INDEX:                     MODERATE              LOW

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             2 FEET                2 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             7 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 1248 PM         LOW : 454 AM
                              HIGH: 913 PM          HIGH: 759 AM
                                                    LOW : 154 PM
                                                    HIGH: 932 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...
AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WITH
STRONG TO VERY STRONG NORTH WINDS DEVELOPING BY THURSDAY MORNING.
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED...WITH OCCASIONAL
GUSTS TO GALE FORCE POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY. AREAS OF RAIN OR SHOWERS
ARE EXPECTED NEAR AND BEHIND THE FRONT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
THURSDAY. WINDS WILL DIMINISH ON FRIDAY...WITH WELL BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. ONSHORE FLOW RESUMES ON SATURDAY...WITH WARMER
TEMPERATURES BUT ALSO A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR RAIN.

* 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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