Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
535 AM CST SUN FEB 26 2017

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

TXZ242-243-262345-
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535 AM CST SUN FEB 26 2017

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              68                    66
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        67                    66
WATER LEVEL:                  0.61 FT MSL           0.56 FT MSL
WIND:                         E 13 MPH              E 13 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 MONDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 74                  69 / 75

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

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

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          20%                   10%
            AFTERNOON:        30%                   10%
            EVENING:          20%                   10%

WIND        MORNING:          SE 12-18 MPH          S 10-14 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SE 17-22 MPH          SE 10-15 MPH
            EVENING:          S 16-18 MPH           SE 14-17 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            MODERATE              LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  NONE

UV INDEX:                     HIGH                  VERY HIGH

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             4 FEET                3 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        6 SECONDS             6 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 839 AM          HIGH: 208 AM
                              HIGH: 423 PM          LOW : 922 AM
                              LOW : 940 PM          HIGH: 438 PM
                                                    LOW : 1007 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...WARM CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.
A COLD FRONT WILL THEN MOVE ACROSS THE SURF ZONE ON WEDNESDAY,
BRINGING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TO THE
AREA. MODERATE TO STRONG NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL OCCUR BEHIND THE
FRONT WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. MUCH COOLER AIR WILL THEN
ARRIVE ON THURSDAY WITH HIGHS ONLY IN THE 60S.

* 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.

$$

TE/TB


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