Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 171132

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
532 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

532 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              31                    29
Sea Water Temperature:        49                    49
Water Level:                  -1.01 ft msl          -0.78 ft msl
Wind:                         N 20 mph              N 16 mph

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


                              Today                 Thursday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 40                  39 / 50

Sky         Morning:          Mostly cloudy         Cloudy
            Afternoon:        Mostly cloudy         Mostly cloudy
            Evening:          Mostly cloudy         Cloudy

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

Precip Chc  Morning:          5%                    20%
            Afternoon:        5%                    30%
            Evening:          10%                   50%

Wind        Morning:          N 17-23 mph           NE 14-16 mph
            Afternoon:        N 13-16 mph           NE 13-15 mph
            Evening:          NE 10-14 mph          NE 12-15 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               None                  None

UV Index:                     Low                   Low

Sig Wave Height:*             5 feet                3 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        7 seconds             6 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...Chances of rain will continue Friday and Friday
night before drier air moves into South Texas. A warming trend
will begin on Saturday as southerly flow develops across the area.
Warm conditions continue on Sunday in advance of the next cold
front. Chances for showers will exist on Sunday as well as the
front moves through South Texas.

* 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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