Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 171042

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
542 AM CDT Sat Mar 17 2018

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

542 AM CDT Sat Mar 17 2018

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              M                     69
Sea Water Temperature:        M                     66
Water Level:                  M                     0.39 ft msl
Wind:                         M                     S 8 mph


                              Today                 Sunday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 75                  69 / 75

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

Weather     Morning:          None                  Showers / Tstms
            Afternoon:        None                  Showers / Tstms
            Evening:          None                  None

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

Wind        Morning:          S 7-10 mph            S 0-8 mph
            Afternoon:        SE 9-14 mph           SE 3-10 mph
            Evening:          SE 12-14 mph          SE 8-14 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Moderate              Moderate

Lightning Risk:               None                  Low

UV Index:                     High                  Very High

Sig Wave Height:*             3 feet                2 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        8 seconds             9 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...

A dry cold front will push across area beaches Monday morning
with moderate to gusty northwest winds developing in its wake.
Notably cooler conditions will occur by Tuesday and continue
though the middle of next week. Mostly sunny skies are expected
for most days next work week. The rip current risk may increase by
the middle of next week as winds become more easterly and as long
period swell develops.

* A moderate risk of rip currents means wind and/or wave conditions
  support stronger and/or more frequent rip currents.  Research has
  shown rip currents are typically more frequent and stronger in the
  vicinity of jetties, inlets, and piers.

* 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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