Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 231146

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
546 AM CST Wed Jan 23 2019

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

546 AM CST Wed Jan 23 2019

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              45                    45
Sea Water Temperature:        63                    62
Water Level:                  0.10 ft msl           0.41 ft msl
Wind:                         NW 32 mph             N 12 mph


                              Today                 Thursday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 56                  47 / 62

Sky         Morning:          Mostly cloudy         Clear
            Afternoon:        Mostly sunny          Clear
            Evening:          Clear                 Clear

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

Precip Chc  Morning:          25%                   0%
            Afternoon:        5%                    0%
            Evening:          5%                    5%

Wind        Morning:          N 25-33 mph           SE 2-7 mph
            Afternoon:        NW 15-26 mph          SE 7-9 mph
            Evening:          N 7-16 mph            SE 8-10 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               None                  None

UV Index:                     Moderate              Moderate

Sig Wave Height:*             7 feet                2 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        8 seconds             8 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     Low : 1055 AM         High: 345 AM
                                                    Low : 1149 AM
                                                    High: 619 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...High temps will range from the upper 50s to
low 60s as we head into the weekend. A weak cold front will pass
through Friday with a slight northeast wind shift expected.
Isolated to scattered showers are expected this weekend as
moisture increases ahead of another cold front.

* 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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