Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
543 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

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

TXZ242-243-202345-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
543 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              64                    63
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        64                    64
WATER LEVEL:                  -0.06 FT MSL          -0.16 FT MSL
WIND:                         NW 0 MPH              S 5 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 SATURDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 71                  62 / 77

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

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

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          20%                   5%
            AFTERNOON:        30%                   5%
            EVENING:          10%                   5%

WIND        MORNING:          SE 3-8 MPH            SW 7-9 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SE 6-9 MPH            SW 5-9 MPH
            EVENING:          S 5-8 MPH             SW 10-16 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               LOW                   NONE

UV INDEX:                     MODERATE              HIGH

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             2 FEET                2 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        7 SECONDS             7 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     HIGH: 1222 PM         LOW : 419 AM
                              LOW : 345 PM          HIGH: 141 PM
                              HIGH: 722 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...
A COLD FRONT SATURDAY NIGHT WILL BRING VERY STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW AND
MUCH DRIER CONDITIONS TO THE AREA SUNDAY. DRY WITH A WEAKER ONSHORE
WIND CAN BE EXPECTED MONDAY. WARMER WITH A MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW
EXPECTED TUESDAY.

* 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.

$$

GW/TE


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