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FZUS54 KCRP 231125

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
525 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

.For the beaches from Malaquite Beach to Port Aransas...

525 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              61                    60
Sea Water Temperature:        61                    63
Water Level:                  -0.35 ft msl          -0.16 ft msl
Wind:                         E 12 mph              E 5 mph

Note: Port Aransas observation is from inside the ship channel until
Port Aransas jetty observation site is back online.


                              Today                 Saturday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 71                  68 / 73

Sky         Morning:          Mostly cloudy         Mostly cloudy
            Afternoon:        Partly cloudy         Mostly cloudy
            Evening:          Mostly cloudy         Cloudy

Weather     Morning:          None                  Showers / Tstms
            Afternoon:        None                  None
            Evening:          None                  Showers / Tstms

Precip Chc  Morning:          10%                   20%
            Afternoon:        10%                   10%
            Evening:          10%                   20%

Wind        Morning:          SE 9-14 mph           S 16-21 mph
            Afternoon:        SE 12-15 mph          S 15-20 mph
            Evening:          SE 13-16 mph          S 3-16 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Moderate              Low

Lightning Risk:               None                  Low

UV Index:                     Very High             High

Sig Wave Height:*             3 feet                4 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        8 seconds             7 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...A frontal boundary will move into South
Texas overnight Saturday night, then push through on Sunday,
bringing cooler temperatures and providing a focus for showers and
a few thunderstorms late Saturday night and Sunday. A weak to
moderate northerly flow is expected on Sunday, as a coastal trough
remains over the Rio Grande Valley. Drier air will move into the
area Sunday night, ending the chances for rain. High pressure
moves east on Monday, bringing moisture back to the area and
resulting in a slight chance for light rain Monday night and
Tuesday morning. Warmer temperatures are expected on Tuesday with
a weak to moderate onshore flow.

* A moderate risk of rip currents means wind and/or wave conditions
  support stronger and/or more frequent rip currents.  Research has
  shown rip currents are typically more frequent and stronger in the
  vicinity of jetties, inlets, and piers.

* 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 of northeasterly
  winds exist.

* Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, remain calm.
  Don`t 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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