Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
559 AM CDT FRI APR 28 2017

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

TXZ242-243-282300-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
559 AM CDT FRI APR 28 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS
MORNING...

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              76                    76
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        76                    76
WATER LEVEL:                  1.75 FT MSL           1.7 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 18 MPH             SE 17 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 SATURDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 82                  78 / 83

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

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

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          5%                    5%
            AFTERNOON:        5%                    5%
            EVENING:          5%                    20%

WIND        MORNING:          S 14-18 MPH           SE 24-28 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        S 18-22 MPH           S 23-26 MPH
            EVENING:          SE 22-24 MPH          S 23-26 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               NONE                  NONE

UV INDEX:                     EXTREME               EXTREME

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             5 FEET                6 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             7 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     HIGH: 700 AM          HIGH: 811 AM
                              LOW : 1112 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...

A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE SURF ZONE LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY
ACCOMPANY THE FRONT. COOLER AND DRIER AIR WILL QUICKLY FILTER INTO
THE AREA BEHIND THE FRONT SUNDAY. ONSHORE FLOW WILL RESUME ON MONDAY.

* 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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