Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
536 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

TXZ242-243-242245-
KLEBERG-NUECES-
536 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

5 AM OBSERVATIONS:

                              BOB HALL PIER         PORT ARANSAS
AIR TEMPERATURE:              71                    71
SEA WATER TEMPERATURE:        71                    70
WATER LEVEL:                  -0.48 FT MSL          -0.34 FT MSL
WIND:                         SE 22 MPH             SE 24 MPH


FORECAST:

                              TODAY                 SATURDAY

MIN/MAX TEMP:                 / 77                  70 / 77

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

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

PRECIP CHC  MORNING:          10%                   5%
            AFTERNOON:        30%                   5%
            EVENING:          10%                   5%

WIND        MORNING:          S 16-23 MPH           W 7-14 MPH
            AFTERNOON:        S 20-22 MPH           SE 6-12 MPH
            EVENING:          S 15-22 MPH           SE 12-14 MPH

RIP CURRENT RISK:*            LOW                   LOW

LIGHTNING RISK:               MODERATE              NONE

UV INDEX:                     VERY HIGH             VERY HIGH

SIG WAVE HEIGHT:*             5 FEET                4 FEET

DOMINANT WAVE PERIOD:*        8 SECONDS             8 SECONDS

PORT ARANSAS JETTY TIDES:     LOW : 701 AM          HIGH: 1216 AM
                              HIGH: 308 PM          LOW : 751 AM
                              LOW : 849 PM          HIGH: 328 PM
                                                    LOW : 856 PM


.OUTLOOK (DAYS 3-5)...
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN TO MODERATE LEVELS ON SUNDAY WITH
MODERATE ONSHORE WINDS LIKELY AT TIMES THROUGH NEXT WEEK.  AFTERNOON
HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S WITH LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S.


* 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.

* SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
  DONT 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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