Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 211055

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
555 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

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

555 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              83                    83
Sea Water Temperature:        86                    87
Water Level:                  1.07 ft msl           0.81 ft msl
Wind:                         ESE 4 mph             SE 7 mph


                              Today                 Tuesday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 88                  82 / 87

Sky         Morning:          Partly cloudy         Partly cloudy
            Afternoon:        Partly cloudy         Partly cloudy
            Evening:          Partly cloudy         Partly cloudy

Weather     Morning:          Showers / Tstms       Showers / Tstms
            Afternoon:        Showers / Tstms       Showers / Tstms
            Evening:          None                  None

Precip Chc  Morning:          30%                   30%
            Afternoon:        30%                   30%
            Evening:          10%                   10%

Wind        Morning:          SE 6-10 mph           SE 5-8 mph
            Afternoon:        E 8-13 mph            E 8-13 mph
            Evening:          SE 12-14 mph          SE 9-13 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               Moderate              Moderate

UV Index:                     Extreme               Extreme

Sig Wave Height:*             2 feet                2 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        6 seconds             6 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     Low : 1019 AM         High: 537 AM
                              High: 132 PM          Low : 1038 AM
                              Low : 943 PM          High: 254 PM
                                                    Low : 1030 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...A weak to moderate onshore flow is expected
through Thursday. Thunderstorms chances, onshore flow, swell
heights and periods, along with the risk of rip currents may
increase by Friday, as the remnants of former Tropical Storm
Harvey move into the Bay of Campeche and Gulf of Mexico. Residents
should continue to monitor the latest forecasts, since the
movement and potential development of the remnants of Harvey
remain uncertain.

* 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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