Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 231048

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
548 AM CDT Wed May 23 2018

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

548 AM CDT Wed May 23 2018

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              79                    79
Sea Water Temperature:        82                    81
Water Level:                  -0.10 ft msl          0.14 ft msl
Wind:                         E 12 mph              SE 7 mph


                              Today                 Thursday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 84                  77 / 85

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

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

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

Wind        Morning:          SE 8-10 mph           SE 5-7 mph
            Afternoon:        SE 9-14 mph           E 8-13 mph
            Evening:          SE 12-15 mph          E 9-13 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               None                  None

UV Index:                     Extreme               Extreme

Sig Wave Height:*             3 feet                2 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        6 seconds             7 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:     High: 1157 AM         Low : 532 AM
                              Low : 644 PM          High: 1212 PM
                              High: 1148 PM         Low : 700 PM

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...Generally weak onshore flow is expected
Friday through Sunday. Warm, with lows in the upper 70s and highs
in the lower to mid 80s.

* 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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