Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
553 AM CDT MON MAR 27 2017

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

TXZ242-243-272300-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
553 AM CDT MON MAR 27 2017

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              72                    71
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        74                    73
WATER LEVEL:                  0.57 FT MSL           0.6 FT MSL
WIND:                         E 7 MPH               E 8 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 TUESDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 78                  72 / 77

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

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

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

WIND        MORNING:          S 9-12 MPH            SE 13-18 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SE 12-15 MPH          SE 18-22 MPH
            EVENING:          SE 13-16 MPH          SE 21-24 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   MODERATE

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  NONE

UV INDEX:                     VERY HIGH             VERY HIGH

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             3 FEET                3 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             7 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 932 AM          HIGH: 404 AM
                              HIGH: 357 PM          LOW : 1025 AM
                              LOW : 942 PM          HIGH: 406 PM
                                                    LOW : 1015 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...
MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW TUESDAY WILL BECOME STRONG ON WEDNESDAY.
AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL BE IN THE UPPER 70S TO NEAR 80 WITH LOWS IN THE
UPPER 60S.  THERE IS A CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS ON WEDNESDAY. A WEAK
OFFSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED BEHIND A FRONT ON THURSDAY. MODERATE TO
STRONG ONSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED AGAIN BY NEXT WEEKEND WITH ANOTHER
CHANCE FOR RAIN.

* 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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