Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 171036

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
536 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

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

536 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              83                    83
Sea Water Temperature:        86                    85
Water Level:                  M                     0.88 ft msl
Wind:                         SE 17 mph             S 16 mph


                              Today                 Friday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 89                  83 / 88

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

Weather     Morning:          None                  None
            Afternoon:        None                  None
            Evening:          None                  None

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

Wind        Morning:          S 14-22 mph           S 8-12 mph
            Afternoon:        SE 14-20 mph          SE 8-15 mph
            Evening:          SE 16-20 mph          SE 14-17 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               None                  None

UV Index:                     Extreme               Extreme

Sig Wave Height:*             5 feet                3 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        6 seconds             6 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     Low : 610 PM          High: 330 AM
                                                    Low : 707 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...Warm to hot and humid Saturday through
Monday, with lows in the lower 80s and highs in the mid to upper
80s. Isolated showers and thunderstorms may occur over the surf
zone and farther offshore Saturday and Sunday. There is a greater
chance for showers and thunderstorms Monday. 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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