Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
534 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

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

TXZ242-243-262345-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
534 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              66                    66
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        62                    60
WATER LEVEL:                  0.32 FT MSL           0.6 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 18 MPH             SE 20 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 SATURDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 71                  66 / 71

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

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

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          10%                   20%
            AFTERNOON:        10%                   30%
            EVENING:          10%                   40%

WIND        MORNING:          S 14-18 MPH           S 10-13 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SE 14-18 MPH          E 8-15 MPH
            EVENING:          SE 15-17 MPH          N 16-24 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            MODERATE              LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  LOW

UV INDEX:                     LOW                   LOW

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             5 FEET                3 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             6 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 1137 AM         LOW : 217 AM
                              HIGH: 733 PM          HIGH: 606 AM
                                                    LOW : 1228 PM
                                                    HIGH: 748 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...
RAIN CHANCES WILL CONTINUE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY BEHIND A COLD
FRONT. BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 50S WILL RETURN ON
SUNDAY. RAIN CHANCES WILL END BY MONDAY AS DRIER AIR MOVES INTO THE
REGION. THE RIP CURRENT RISK IS CURRENTLY EXPECTED TO REMAIN LOW
THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.


* A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS
  SUPPORT STRONGER AND/OR MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS.  ONLY
  EXPERIENCED SURF SWIMMERS SHOULD ENTER THE WATER. 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.

* WAVE HEIGHT AND PERIOD FORECASTS ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF DEEP OCEAN
  WAVES OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS...NOT SURF CONDITIONS.

$$

TMT/CB




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