Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
545 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

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

TXZ242-243-182345-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
545 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              68                    66
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        68                    64
WATER LEVEL:                  -0.01 FT MSL          -0.02 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 9 MPH              SE 2 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 FRIDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 73                  68 / 71

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

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

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          40%                   43%
            AFTERNOON:        40%                   20%
            EVENING:          30%                   10%

WIND        MORNING:          SE 8-9 MPH            S 10-12 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        SE 8-13 MPH           W 12-17 MPH
            EVENING:          SE 10-14 MPH          N 17-20 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               LOW                   MODERATE

UV INDEX:                     MODERATE              MODERATE

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             3 FEET                4 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        6 SECONDS             6 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 552 AM          LOW : 629 AM
                              HIGH: 252 PM          HIGH: 332 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...MODERATE NORTH WIND SATURDAY MORNING WILL
GRADUALLY TRANSITION BACK TO LIGHT TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW INTO
SUNDAY. WINDS WILL THEN BECOME SOUTHWEST TO SOUTH ON
MONDAY...INCREASING TO MODERATE TO STRONG LEVELS MONDAY NIGHT
AHEAD OF THE NEXT APPROACHING COLD FRONT. SATURDAY WILL BE
DRY...WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY. NEAR
SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES WILL EXIST OVER THE WEEKEND...WARMING TO
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL ON MONDAY.

* 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.

$$

RH/LK




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