Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
546 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

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

TXZ242-243-090000-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
546 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              59                    56
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        64                    63
WATER LEVEL:                  0.59 FT MSL           0.58 FT MSL
WIND:                         N 26 MPH              N 30 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 FRIDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 57                  45 / 53

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

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

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          40%                   10%
            AFTERNOON:        35%                   10%
            EVENING:          20%                   10%

WIND        MORNING:          N 25-32 MPH           N 16-23 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        N 28-32 MPH           N 14-16 MPH
            EVENING:          N 25-31 MPH           NE 10-14 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  NONE

UV INDEX:                     LOW                   LOW

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             6 FEET                5 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        6 SECONDS             9 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     HIGH: 1052 AM         LOW : 510 AM
                              LOW : 319 PM          HIGH: 1239 PM
                              HIGH: 946 PM          LOW : 503 PM
                                                    HIGH: 954 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...A MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP ON
SATURDAY...AND CONTINUE ON SUNDAY...AS A COASTAL TROUGH DEVELOPS.
WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ON SATURDAY, WITH A CHANCE FOR
SOME LIGHT RAIN OR SHOWERS THROUGH SUNDAY. ONSHORE FLOW WILL
WEAKEN ON MONDAY AS A FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHES THE COAST BUT
REMAINS JUST NORTH OF THE GULF.


* 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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