Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 221146

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
546 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

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

546 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              65                    64
Sea Water Temperature:        72                    71
Water Level:                  0.85 ft msl           0.94 ft msl
Wind:                         N 18 mph              N 20 mph

Note: Port Aransas observation is from inside the ship channel until
Port Aransas jetty observation site is back online.


                              Today                 Thursday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 68                  51 / 66

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

Weather     Morning:          Showers               None
            Afternoon:        None                  None
            Evening:          None                  None

Precip Chc  Morning:          20%                   0%
            Afternoon:        10%                   0%
            Evening:          0%                    0%

Wind        Morning:          N 23-29 mph           N 12-16 mph
            Afternoon:        N 17-23 mph           N 8-12 mph
            Evening:          N 17-22 mph           N 6-8 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               None                  None

UV Index:                     Moderate              Moderate

Sig Wave Height:*             5 feet                3 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        6 seconds             7 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     Low : 1027 AM         Low : 1106 AM
                              High: 802 PM          High: 842 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...Excellent marine conditions are expected
through the holiday weekend, with near to slightly below average
temperatures, relatively light winds, plenty of sunshine during
the day and no precipitation. A light onshore flow will develop on
Friday and continue on Saturday, before a weak boundary produces
a weak offshore flow for a time on Sunday.

* 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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