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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
327 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR MIDDLE TEXAS COAST
THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG GULF FACING BEACHES THROUGH
SUNDAY...

.PERSISTENT ONSHORE FLOW WILL MAINTAIN HIGH SWELLS WITH LONG
PERIODS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO THROUGH SUNDAY. THESE
HIGHER SWELLS WILL COMBINE WITH ALREADY HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDAL
LEVELS TO PROVIDE AREAS OF COASTAL FLOODING ESPECIALLY AROUND HIGH
TIDE. IN ADDITION TO THE HIGHER THAN NORMAL WATER LEVELS...A HIGH
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL EXIST ALONG GULF FACING BEACHES.

TXZ242-243-245-247-302100-
/O.EXT.KCRP.CF.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-160501T0600Z/
/O.EXT.KCRP.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-160502T0000Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
327 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT SUNDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* COASTAL FLOODING...WATER LEVELS AROUND 2 FEET ABOVE MEAN SEA
  LEVEL OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

* TIMING...WATER LEVELS ALONG THE GULF WILL BE THE HIGHEST SEVERAL
  HOURS BEFORE AND AFTER HIGH TIDE...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON INTO
  EARLY THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...WHEN WATER LEVELS
  REACH 1 AND 3/4 FEET ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL...TWO THIRDS OF THE
  BEACH ARE UNDER WATER. AT 2 FEET ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL...
  SEVERAL BEACH ACCESS ROADS BECOME FLOODED. MINOR FLOODING
  ALONG AREA BEACHES MAY OCCUR. STEADY PERIODS OF WATER AT THE
  DUNES MAY OCCUR. WATER MAY FLOOD PORTIONS OF LAGUNA SHORES
  DRIVE IN FLOUR BLUFF. NORTH BEACH MAY EXPERIENCE MINOR
  FLOODING. RIP CURRENTS WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR
  EVEN EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

$$



Coastal Flood Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
327 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR MIDDLE TEXAS COAST
THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG GULF FACING BEACHES THROUGH
SUNDAY...

.PERSISTENT ONSHORE FLOW WILL MAINTAIN HIGH SWELLS WITH LONG
PERIODS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO THROUGH SUNDAY. THESE
HIGHER SWELLS WILL COMBINE WITH ALREADY HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDAL
LEVELS TO PROVIDE AREAS OF COASTAL FLOODING ESPECIALLY AROUND HIGH
TIDE. IN ADDITION TO THE HIGHER THAN NORMAL WATER LEVELS...A HIGH
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL EXIST ALONG GULF FACING BEACHES.

TXZ242-243-245-247-302100-
/O.EXT.KCRP.CF.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-160501T0600Z/
/O.EXT.KCRP.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-160502T0000Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
327 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT SUNDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* COASTAL FLOODING...WATER LEVELS AROUND 2 FEET ABOVE MEAN SEA
  LEVEL OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

* TIMING...WATER LEVELS ALONG THE GULF WILL BE THE HIGHEST SEVERAL
  HOURS BEFORE AND AFTER HIGH TIDE...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON INTO
  EARLY THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...WHEN WATER LEVELS
  REACH 1 AND 3/4 FEET ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL...TWO THIRDS OF THE
  BEACH ARE UNDER WATER. AT 2 FEET ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL...
  SEVERAL BEACH ACCESS ROADS BECOME FLOODED. MINOR FLOODING
  ALONG AREA BEACHES MAY OCCUR. STEADY PERIODS OF WATER AT THE
  DUNES MAY OCCUR. WATER MAY FLOOD PORTIONS OF LAGUNA SHORES
  DRIVE IN FLOUR BLUFF. NORTH BEACH MAY EXPERIENCE MINOR
  FLOODING. RIP CURRENTS WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR
  EVEN EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

$$



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