Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 221144

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
544 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

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

544 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              85                    52
Sea Water Temperature:        64                    65
Water Level:                  0.12 ft msl           0.16 ft msl
Wind:                         N 9 mph               N 7 mph

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


                              Today                 Friday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 59                  58 / 72

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

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

Precip Chc  Morning:          30%                   10%
            Afternoon:        20%                   10%
            Evening:          20%                   10%

Wind        Morning:          N 12-14 mph           SE 8-13 mph
            Afternoon:        N 9-13 mph            SE 13-14 mph
            Evening:          N 7-10 mph            SE 15-17 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               None                  None

UV Index:                     Moderate              Moderate

Sig Wave Height:*             3 feet                3 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        8 seconds             7 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...
Breezy south flow may occur Saturday before another cold front
pushes across the area Saturday Night into Sunday, with northeast
flow occurring Sunday into early next work week. A mix of sun and
clouds can be expected Friday and Saturday with cloudier conditions
occurring Sunday and early next work week. A few showers may occur
along area beaches Saturday Night and 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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