Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 181157

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
557 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

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

557 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              M                     55
Sea Water Temperature:        M                     61
Water Level:                  M                     0.04 ft msl
Wind:                         M                     N 8 mph

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


                              Today                 Tuesday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 67                  66 / 72

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

Weather     Morning:          Showers               Showers / Tstms
            Afternoon:        Showers / Tstms       Showers
            Evening:          Showers / Tstms       Showers

Precip Chc  Morning:          50%                   20%
            Afternoon:        40%                   20%
            Evening:          20%                   20%

Wind        Morning:          NE 8-10 mph           S 12-15 mph
            Afternoon:        NE 8-10 mph           S 12-17 mph
            Evening:          SE 8-12 mph           SW 6-13 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               Low                   Low

UV Index:                     Low                   Moderate

Sig Wave Height:*             2 feet                3 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        6 seconds             6 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     Low : 829 AM          Low : 901 AM
                              High: 542 PM          High: 620 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...

Weak north winds will develop on Wednesday, with highs in the upper
60s to lower 70s and lows in the lower 60s Wednesday night.  Onshore
flow will return Thursday, with highs in the low to mid 70s and lows
in the upper 60s.  A cold front will move through the region on
Friday, bringing moderate to strong offshore flow during the day on
Friday along with scattered showers.  Friday will be slightly
cooler, with highs around 70s and lows in the lower to mid 50s.

* 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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