Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
547 AM CDT TUE MAY 23 2017

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

TXZ242-243-232300-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
547 AM CDT TUE MAY 23 2017

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              76                    73
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        81                    80
WATER LEVEL:                  1.37 FT MSL           1.33 FT MSL
WIND:                         N 17 MPH              N 18 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 WEDNESDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 81                  70 / 80

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

WEATHER     MORNING:          SHOWERS / TSTMS       NONE
            AFTERNOON:        SHOWERS / TSTMS       NONE
            EVENING:          SHOWERS / TSTMS       NONE

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          30%                   6%
            AFTERNOON:        30%                   6%
            EVENING:          50%                   0%

WIND        MORNING:          NE 6-14 MPH           N 9-17 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        NE 9-14 MPH           NE 8-10 MPH
            EVENING:          NE 8-17 MPH           SE 9-14 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            MODERATE              LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               MODERATE              LOW

UV INDEX:                     EXTREME               EXTREME

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             3 FEET                3 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             6 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 833 AM          HIGH: 410 AM
                              HIGH: 1226 PM         LOW : 1006 AM
                              LOW : 801 PM          HIGH: 1217 PM
                                                    LOW : 839 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...

SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT RAPIDLY EAST ON THURSDAY, BRINGING
A RETURN TO ONSHORE FLOW, WARMER TEMPERATURES AND HIGHER HUMIDITY
THROUGH THE WEEKEND.


* 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 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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