Spring Break Beach Weather + Beach Bacteria Levels

Woot!  Spring break is here. While the week is starting out cold and dreary, it promises to end with sunshine and 75º. Here’s the forecast for Galveston according to weather.com.

Galveston Spring Break Weather Forecast:

DAY

DESCRIPTION HIGH / LOW PRECIP WIND HUMIDITY
TODAY

MAR 13

Partly Cloudy
67°53°
0%
N 18 mph 69%
TUE

MAR 14

Sunny
64°59°
0%
NNE 14 mph 51%
WED

MAR 15

Mostly Sunny
69°62°
10%
E 16 mph 68%
THU

MAR 16

AM Showers
70°67°
40%
SE 18 mph 79%
FRI

MAR 17

Mostly Sunny
74°66°
10%
SSE 16 mph 77%
SAT

MAR 18

Mostly Sunny
75°66°
20%
SSE 10 mph 82%
SUN

MAR 19

Sunny
74°66°
10%
SSE 11 mph 73%

Corpus Christi promises slightly warmer weather if you’re up for a drive.

Corpus Christi Spring Break Weather Forecast:

DAY

DESCRIPTION HIGH / LOW PRECIP WIND HUMIDITY
TODAY

MAR 13

Cloudy
68°53°
10%
NNE 13 mph 74%
TUE

MAR 14

Sunny
73°60°
0%
ENE 12 mph 54%
WED

MAR 15

Mostly Sunny
76°66°
10%
ESE 17 mph 72%
THU

MAR 16

Mostly Sunny/Wind
76°67°
10%
SE 20 mph 77%
FRI

MAR 17

Partly Cloudy/Wind
77°67°
10%
SSE 20 mph 78%
SAT

MAR 18

Mostly Sunny
79°65°
20%
SE 15 mph 78%
SUN

MAR 19

Partly Cloudy
79°66°
10%
SE 16 mph 79%
MON

MAR 20

Partly Cloudy
81°69°
10%
SSE 19 mph 75%

But with warmer weather comes happy bacteria. Texas Beach Watch has alerted us that several beaches are testing dangerously high for fecal bacteria, although the information has yet to be posted on their website.  Such bacteria can result in dangerous infections if it enters the body through even the smallest scratch or hang-nail.  Be sure to avoid the following beaches, particularly if you’re diabetic, have a weak immune system, or you’re pregnant or have young children with you:

HIGH FECAL BACERTIA COUNT:

  • Cole Park, Corpus Christi
  • Ropes Park, Corpus Christi

MEDIUM FECAL BACTERIA COUNT:

  • Sea Rim State West Park
  • East Beach / Apfell Park #2 and #4, Galveston Island
  • Stewart Beach #2, Galveston Island
  • Galveston Island State Park #2
  • San Luis Pass near Toll Bridge, Galveston Island
  • County Road 257K, Follets Island
  • Sargent COC Park
  • Jetty Park #1, #2, #3, Matagorda Peninsula
  • Palacios Pavilion West, Matagorda Bay
  • Port Aransas #4
  • North Beach Gulden, Corpus Christi
  • North Beach Gulfspray, Corpus Christi
  • North Beach Coastal, Corpus Christi
  • Corpus Christi Marina North
  • McGee Beach #1 and #2, Corpus Christi
  • Emerald Beach, Corpus Christi
  • Cole Park #6, Corpus Christi

We will continue to update this list as the week progresses so you and the kids can enjoy a safe and fun Spring Break weekend.

Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, designing websites, working from home, baking, and publishing The Pink Armadillo.