Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 211040

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
540 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

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

540 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              M                     71
Sea Water Temperature:        71                    70
Water Level:                  M                     0.49 ft msl
Wind:                         SE 17 mph             SE 6 mph


                              Today                 Sunday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 76                  68 / 76

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

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

Precip Chc  Morning:          20%                   10%
            Afternoon:        10%                   0%
            Evening:          10%                   5%

Wind        Morning:          SE 13-20 mph          NW 6-21 mph
            Afternoon:        SE 16-21 mph          N 12-20 mph
            Evening:          SE 14-21 mph          NE 10-13 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Moderate              Low

Lightning Risk:               None                  Low

UV Index:                     Moderate              Very High

Sig Wave Height:*             5 feet                3 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        6 seconds             6 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...Partly cloudy skies will be common across
the surf zone through the middle part of the week. Onshore winds
will resume by Tuesday, but a cold front front will be approach
the area Wednesday evening. High temperatures will generally be in
the middle to upper 70s through Wednesday.

* 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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