Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
553 AM CDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

TXZ242-243-292300-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
553 AM CDT FRI AUG 29 2014

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              80                    79
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        85                    84
WATER LEVEL:                  1.33 FT MSL           1.47 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 12 MPH             SE 22 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 SATURDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 87                  80 / 87

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

WEATHER     MORNING:          SHOWERS / TSTMS       SHOWERS / TSTMS
            AFTERNOON:        SHOWERS / TSTMS       SHOWERS / TSTMS
            EVENING:          SHOWERS / TSTMS       SHOWERS / TSTMS

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          65%                   40%
            AFTERNOON:        50%                   30%
            EVENING:          30%                   25%

WIND        MORNING:          SE 13-17 MPH          S 7-10 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SE 15-17 MPH          SE 7-13 MPH
            EVENING:          SE 13-17 MPH          SE 14-17 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            HIGH                  LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               MODERATE              MODERATE

UV INDEX:                     VERY HIGH             VERY HIGH

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             4 FEET                3 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        8 SECONDS             6 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 1153 AM         LOW : 1218 AM
                              HIGH: 701 PM          HIGH: 518 AM
                                                    LOW : 1236 PM
                                                    HIGH: 834 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...RAIN CHANCES WILL CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND.
A WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW IS EXPECTED THROUGH NEXT
WEEK...WHICH MAY KEEP ELEVATED RIP CURRENT RISKS THROUGH NEXT WEEK
AS WELL.


* A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK MEANS THE SURF IS DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS
  OF SWIMMERS. EVEN THOSE USING SURF OR BOOGIE BOARDS ARE URGED TO
  USE EXTREME CAUTION. RIP CURRENTS ARE LIFE-THREATENING TO ANYONE
  ENTERING THE SURF.

* 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.

* WAVE HEIGHT AND PERIOD FORECASTS ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF DEEP OCEAN
  WAVES OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS...NOT SURF CONDITIONS.

$$

PZ/TB





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