Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
423 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

...For the Beaches of South Padre Island and Boca Chica...

423 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

...Dense Fog Advisory In Effect Until 10 AM This Morning...
...Moderate Risk of Rip Currents Today...

Rip Current Risk:      Moderate risk. Life threatening rip currents are
                       possible in the surf zone. Remember to swim near
                       a lifeguard, if possible, and with a non-inflatable
                       flotation device, such as a life jacket or boogie

Lightning Risk:       None.

Ultraviolet Index:     Moderate. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses,
                       and use sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher. Seek shade
                       during the midday hours of 10 am to 4 pm.

Weather:               Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly
                       cloudy. Widespread dense fog in the morning.
                       Visibility one quarter mile or less at times this

Temperatures:          Low 70s.

Wind:                  Becoming south 15 to 20 mph.

Wave Heights:          3 to 5 feet.

Surf Temperature:      50 degrees.

Bay Temperature:       49 degrees.

Tides:                 A low at 10 24 am. A high at 7 11 pm.

Outlook:               The risk for rip currents will likely remain
                       elevated through the week with elevated wave
                       heights. A weak front Sunday night will bring
                       the next chance of isolated showers. A trough
                       of low pressure develops off the lower Texas
                       Gulf coast by Wednesday with additional chances
                       of showers into Friday. Temperatures warm into
                       Sunday before dipping back into the mid and
                       upper 60s for majority of the week.

To learn more about rip current safety, visit the National Weather
Service rip current website at


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