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FZUS54 KCRP 181023

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
523 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

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

523 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017


5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              74                    68
Sea Water Temperature:        78                    76
Water Level:                  1.39 ft msl           0.93 ft msl
Wind:                         E 2 mph               NW 5 mph

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


                              Today                 Thursday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 80                  74 / 82

Sky         Morning:          Clear                 Mostly cloudy
            Afternoon:        Mostly sunny          Mostly cloudy
            Evening:          Mostly clear          Mostly cloudy

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

Precip Chc  Morning:          5%                    40%
            Afternoon:        5%                    40%
            Evening:          5%                    30%

Wind        Morning:          NE 3-7 mph            E 7-13 mph
            Afternoon:        E 7-10 mph            E 10-17 mph
            Evening:          E 10-13 mph           E 15-17 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Moderate

Lightning Risk:               None                  Moderate

UV Index:                     Very High             Very High

Sig Wave Height:*             2 feet                4 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        7 seconds             7 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     Low : 843 AM          High: 243 AM
                              High: 331 PM          Low : 911 AM
                              Low : 942 PM          High: 433 PM
                                                    Low : 1043 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...
Isolated to scattered showers or thunderstorms will be possible
between Friday through Sunday. Warmer and more humid conditions
are also expected as onshore flow persists Friday and Saturday. A
cold front will move through on Sunday, bringing north winds and
cooler temperatures.

* 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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