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FZUS54 KCRP 191032

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
532 AM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018

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

532 AM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              M                     70
Sea Water Temperature:        72                    69
Water Level:                  1.02 ft msl           0.78 ft msl
Wind:                         S 8 mph               S 6 mph


                              Today                 Tuesday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 79                  59 / 71

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

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

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

Wind        Morning:          W 8-10 mph            N 18-22 mph
            Afternoon:        N 8-12 mph            N 12-17 mph
            Evening:          SE 5-8 mph            NE 8-10 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               None                  None

UV Index:                     Very High             Very High

Sig Wave Height:*             2 feet                3 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        6 seconds             5 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...A cool morning and mild afternoon is expected
on Wednesday, with the surface high moving east during the day.
As the high moves east, moisture and temperatures will increase
through the weekend, with breezy conditions in the afternoon and
evening near the coast Friday and Saturday. The rip current risk
may increase by Thursday as winds become more easterly and as long
period swell develops. A more southerly flow on Friday and
Saturday will slightly reduce the rip current threat for the
weekend. No significant rainfall is expected Wednesday through

* 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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