Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 211018

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
518 AM CDT Sat Oct 21 2017

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

518 AM CDT Sat Oct 21 2017


5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              80                    80
Sea Water Temperature:        80                    79
Water Level:                  1.68 ft msl           M
Wind:                         SSE 12 mph            SSE 7 mph

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


                              Today                 Sunday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 83                  78 / 83

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

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

Precip Chc  Morning:          10%                   30%
            Afternoon:        10%                   20%
            Evening:          5%                    5%

Wind        Morning:          S 9-13 mph            W 6-10 mph
            Afternoon:        SE 12-15 mph          N 10-21 mph
            Evening:          SE 14-17 mph          N 18-23 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Moderate              Low

Lightning Risk:               None                  None

UV Index:                     High                  High

Sig Wave Height:*             3 feet                3 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        8 seconds             7 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     Low : 1011 AM         Low : 1043 AM
                              High: 628 PM          High: 726 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...A weak to moderate northerly flow is
expected Monday with winds increasing again late Tuesday as
another front moves through. Cool and dry conditions are expected
Monday through Wednesday. North winds Wednesday morning will
become weak onshore during the afternoon.

* A moderate risk of rip currents means wind and/or wave conditions
  support stronger and/or more frequent rip currents.  Research has
  shown rip currents are typically more frequent and stronger in the
  vicinity of jetties, inlets, and piers.

* 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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