Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 221030

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
530 AM CDT Tue Aug 22 2017

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

530 AM CDT Tue Aug 22 2017

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              82                    82
Sea Water Temperature:        86                    84
Water Level:                  1.53 ft msl           0.88 ft msl
Wind:                         SE 7 mph              SE 9 mph


                              Today                 Wednesday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 88                  81 / 88

Sky         Morning:          Partly cloudy         Partly cloudy
            Afternoon:        Partly cloudy         Partly cloudy
            Evening:          Mostly clear          Partly cloudy

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

Precip Chc  Morning:          10%                   20%
            Afternoon:        20%                   20%
            Evening:          5%                    10%

Wind        Morning:          SE 5-8 mph            NE 3-8 mph
            Afternoon:        E 7-13 mph            E 8-13 mph
            Evening:          E 9-13 mph            E 9-13 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               Low                   Low

UV Index:                     Extreme               Extreme

Sig Wave Height:*             2 feet                2 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        5 seconds             6 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     High: 537 AM          High: 556 AM
                              Low : 1038 AM         Low : 1107 AM
                              High: 254 PM          High: 411 PM
                              Low : 1030 PM         Low : 1116 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...A weak to moderate onshore flow is expected
Wednesday night, with flow becoming more northeast on Thursday.
Thunderstorms chances, seas, swell heights and periods will
increase Thursday night and Friday as Tropical Disturbance Harvey
approaches the area from the Southern Gulf of Mexico. Residents
are strongly urged to monitor the latest forecasts, since the
location and probable development of Tropical Disturbance Harvey
and its impacts remain uncertain.

* 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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