Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 121131

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
531 AM CST Tue Dec 12 2017

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

531 AM CST Tue Dec 12 2017

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              52                    54
Sea Water Temperature:        62                    58
Water Level:                  -0.94 ft msl          -0.71 ft msl
Wind:                         W 7 mph               W 3 mph

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


                              Today                 Wednesday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 66                  51 / 65

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

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

Precip Chc  Morning:          0%                    0%
            Afternoon:        0%                    0%
            Evening:          0%                    5%

Wind        Morning:          N 10-21 mph           N 2-8 mph
            Afternoon:        N 15-20 mph           SW 2-6 mph
            Evening:          N 12-15 mph           S 3-9 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               None                  None

UV Index:                     Moderate              Moderate

Sig Wave Height:*             3 feet                1 foot

Dominant Wave Period:*        5 seconds             5 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     High: 1219 PM         Low : 542 AM
                              Low : 458 PM          High: 141 PM
                              High: 1006 PM         Low : 642 PM
                                                    High: 1005 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...A cold front will move across the surf zone
Thursday evening. Cooler and drier conditions expected after
frontal passage. Moderate offshore flow expected Thursday night
through early Friday. However, increasing onshore flow expected
Saturday as an upper level disturbance approaches the Southern

* 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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