Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FZUS54 KCRP 161051

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
551 AM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

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

551 AM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              83                    84
Sea Water Temperature:        86                    86
Water Level:                  M                     0.71 ft msl
Wind:                         SE 15 mph             S 14 mph


                              Today                 Thursday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 89                  83 / 89

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

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

Precip Chc  Morning:          20%                   10%
            Afternoon:        20%                   10%
            Evening:          5%                    5%

Wind        Morning:          S 17-20 mph           S 15-18 mph
            Afternoon:        S 17-20 mph           SE 15-18 mph
            Evening:          SE 20-21 mph          SE 16-18 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               Low                   None

UV Index:                     Extreme               Extreme

Sig Wave Height:*             4 feet                4 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        6 seconds             6 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     Low : 510 PM          High: 243 AM
                                                    Low : 610 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...Warm to hot and humid Friday through Sunday,
with lows in the lower 80s and highs in the upper 80s to near 90.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms may occur over the surf zone
and farther offshore Saturday and Sunday. A weak to moderate
onshore flow is expected during the period.

* 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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