Surf Forecast
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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
554 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

TXZ242-243-292300-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
554 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY...

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              73                    73
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        75                    73
WATER LEVEL:                  1.49 FT MSL           1.51 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 21 MPH             SE 20 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 THURSDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 81                  65 / 76

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

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

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          30%                   5%
            AFTERNOON:        0%                    0%
            EVENING:          5%                    0%

WIND        MORNING:          S 5-21 MPH            N 16-24 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        S 1-6 MPH             N 9-17 MPH
            EVENING:          SE 5-14 MPH           NE 5-9 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            MODERATE              LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               MODERATE              NONE

UV INDEX:                     VERY HIGH             VERY HIGH

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             6 FEET                4 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        8 SECONDS             7 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 1123 AM         HIGH: 634 AM
                              HIGH: 410 PM          LOW : 1231 PM
                              LOW : 1053 PM         HIGH: 406 PM
                                                    LOW : 1138 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...INCREASING ONSHORE FLOW EXPECTED TO
COMMENCE FRIDAY AND INCREASE TO MODERATE LEVELS BY SATURDAY. WIND
WILL SUBSIDE SUNDAY. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

* 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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