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FZUS54 KCRP 161053

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
553 AM CDT Tue Oct 16 2018

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

553 AM CDT Tue Oct 16 2018

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              52                    52
Sea Water Temperature:        78                    78
Water Level:                  1.71 ft msl           1.77 ft msl
Wind:                         NW 18 mph             N 16 mph


                              Today                 Wednesday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 59                  59 / 66

Sky         Morning:          Cloudy                Cloudy
            Afternoon:        Cloudy                Cloudy
            Evening:          Cloudy                Cloudy

Weather     Morning:          Showers / Tstms       rain
            Afternoon:        Showers               rain
            Evening:          rain                  rain

Precip Chc  Morning:          40%                   60%
            Afternoon:        50%                   60%
            Evening:          40%                   80%

Wind        Morning:          N 20-24 mph           N 21-25 mph
            Afternoon:        N 21-25 mph           N 20-24 mph
            Evening:          N 21-26 mph           N 23-26 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               Low                   None

UV Index:                     Low                   Moderate

Sig Wave Height:*             4 feet                5 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        6 seconds             7 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     Low : 259 PM          High: 1240 AM
                                                    Low : 409 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...A cool and wet pattern will remain over the
coastal areas through the week, although temperatures will slowly
modify from the lower to mid 60s on Thursday to the mid 70s for
Friday and Saturday. A coastal trough will keep a moderate to
strong northerly flow Wednesday night through Thursday night,
resulting in scattered to numerous showers. The potential for
coastal flooding will develop once again either Thursday or
Friday, as moderate to possibly strong easterly winds develop. A
cold front on Saturday will bring a return to a moderate to strong
northerly flow.

* 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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