Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
443 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

...FOR THE BEACHES OF SOUTH PADRE ISLAND AND BOCA CHICA...

TXZ251-256-257-GMZ130-182300
-KENEDY-CAMERON-WILLACY-
443 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY...

RIP CURRENT RISK:      MODERATE RISK. SURF ZONE CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE
                       DEVELOPMENT OF LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS. REMEMBER TO SWIM
                       NEAR A LIFEGUARD AND WITH A NON-INFLATABLE FLOTATION DEVICE,
                       SUCH AS A LIFE JACKET OR BOOGIE BOARD.

LIGHTNING RISK:       MODERATE RISK.

ULTRAVIOLET INDEX:     HIGH. WEAR A WIDE-BRIMMED HAT AND SUNGLASSES, AND
                       USE SUNSCREEN OF SPF 15 OR HIGHER. SEEK SHADE DURING THEM MIDDAY
                       HOURS OF 10 AM TO 4 PM.

WEATHER:               CLOUDY. 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TEMPERATURES:          HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.

WIND:                  EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

WAVE HEIGHTS:          1 TO 3 FEET.

SURF TEMPERATURE:      74 DEGREES.

BAY TEMPERATURE:       75 DEGREES.

TIDES:                 A HIGH AT 4 14 AM. A LOW AT 10 15 AM.
                       A MINOR HIGH AT 1 59 PM. A LOW AT 9 23 PM.

OUTLOOK:               MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY DUE TO A STRONG EASTERLY
                       SWELL. WINDS WILL BE LIGHT TO MODERATE THROUGH THE WEEKEND
                       AHEAD OF OUR NEXT COLD FRONT, WHICH WILL ARRIVE EARLY NEXT WEEK.
                       THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL LIKELY REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH
                       THIS TIME. ALSO, UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT
                       WEEK WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EACH DAY.


TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RIP CURRENT SAFETY, VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE RIP CURRENT WEBSITE AT WWW.RIPCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV.

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BIRCHFIELD


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