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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
1005 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES THROUGH FRIDAY...

.A DISORGANIZED AREA OF LOW PRESSURE JUST OFF THE LOWER TEXAS
COAST IS PRODUCING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER A LARGE PORTION
OF THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO. THIS ACTIVITY WILL INCREASE
TONIGHT. THIS INCREASE IN SWELL AND WAVE PERIOD WILL RESULT IN A
HIGH RISK OF LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES
CONTINUING TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.

TXZ251-256-257-291200-
/O.CON.KBRO.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-140829T2300Z/
KENEDY-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
1005 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...NOW THROUGH FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...SURF HEIGHTS OF 3 TO 6 FEET AND INCREASING PERIOD
  AND SWELL WILL RESULT IN FREQUENT LIFE THREATENING RIP
  CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
238 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HAZARDOUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST THROUGH
FRIDAY...

.A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...BETWEEN BAFFIN BAY AND THE MATAGORDA
SHIP CHANNEL. SUSTAINED MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL
COMBINE WITH LONG PERIOD SWELLS THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
INCREASING THE RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

TXZ242-243-245-247-291100-
/O.EXT.KCRP.RP.S.0003.000000T0000Z-140829T2300Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
238 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

...RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE TO OCCUR ALONG
  THE GULF FACING BEACHES OF THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST. BOTH THE
  STRENGTH AND FREQUENCY OF THESE RIP CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN SURF
  THAT IS DANGEROUS FOR SWIMMERS...ESPECIALLY AROUND JETTIES AND
  PIERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

GW


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
819 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ230-235-250-255-270-275-300130-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
819 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH TEXAS AND THE MIDDLE
TEXAS COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED LATE
TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING OVER THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL
WATERS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

TE

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
819 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

TXZ229>234-239>247-300130-
LA SALLE-MCMULLEN-LIVE OAK-BEE-GOLIAD-VICTORIA-WEBB-DUVAL-
JIM WELLS-KLEBERG-NUECES-SAN PATRICIO-ARANSAS-REFUGIO-CALHOUN-
819 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH TEXAS AND THE MIDDLE
TEXAS COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT
INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL MAY DEVELOP WITH SLOW
MOVING THUNDERSTORMS. EXPECTED RAINFALL TOTALS TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING WILL RANGE FROM 1/4 TO 1 INCH WITH ISOLATED 2 TO 3
INCH AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. NO SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED...ALTHOUGH A TROPICAL
FUNNEL CLOUD MAY FORM FROM TIME TO TIME.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE GULF
FACING BEACHES THROUGH TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST ACROSS SOUTH
TEXAS THROUGH SUNDAY...WITH THE GREATEST CHANCES OCCURRING THROUGH
FRIDAY. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL MAY ACCOMPANY ANY OF THE SLOWER
MOVING STORMS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL AGAIN BE POSSIBLE
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE COASTAL PLAINS.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG GULF FACING BEACHES ON
FRIDAY.

MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX VALUES FROM 105 TO 109 DEGREES WILL BE POSSIBLE
AT TIMES LATE THIS WEEK INTO NEXT WEEK AS DEEPER MOISTURE GRADUALLY
BUILDS INTO THE REGION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
351 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ130-132-135-150-155-170-175-292100-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE TO THE ARROYO COLORADO-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM THE ARROYO COLORADO TO 5 NM NORTH OF PORT
MANSFIELD TX-
LAGUNA MADRE FROM 5 NM NORTH OF PORT MANSFIELD TO BAFFIN BAY TX-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
351 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO AND THE
LAGUNA MADRE.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TONIGHT AND
COULD PRODUCE STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND OCCASIONAL CLOUD TO SURFACE
LIGHTNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

CONTINUE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH SATURDAY AND AGAIN
AROUND MIDWEEK COULD PRODUCE STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND OCCASIONAL
LIGHTNING FOR ALL MARINE AREAS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
351 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

TXZ248>257-292100-
ZAPATA-JIM HOGG-BROOKS-KENEDY-STARR-HIDALGO-INLAND WILLACY-
INLAND CAMERON-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
351 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR DEEP SOUTH TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES THROUGH
TONIGHT.

SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DRIFT
ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT. SOME OF THESE STORMS COULD PRODUCE
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL...WITH FLOODING OF URBAN AREAS AND POOR
DRAINAGE REGIONS. WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL IS NOT ANTICIPATED
YET.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND ISOLATED FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED
THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
517 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ330-335-350-355-370-375-291030-
GALVESTON BAY-MATAGORDA BAY-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
517 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION. ADVISORY FLAGS MIGHT BE
NEEDED FOR HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS. PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL GENERATE
GUSTY WINDS AND BRIEFLY HIGHER SEAS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

ROUGH CONDITIONS MAY CONTINUE DEPENDING ON EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
INTO THE WEEKEND. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IN THE GULF WILL LIKELY
KEEP WINDS AND SEAS ELEVATED.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
517 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-291030-
AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND-
GALVESTON-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-JACKSON-LIBERTY-MADISON-MATAGORDA-
MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON-
WHARTON-
517 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED OFFSHORE AND NEAR
THE COAST. SOME STRONGER STORMS MAY PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL WITH RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES AN HOUR.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND.
THE MAIN THREATS WILL BE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND LIGHTNING.
STREET FLOODING MAY OCCUR IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

WINDS...SEAS...AND TIDE LEVELS WILL RUN NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. THOSE HEADED TO THE BEACH
SHOULD SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD AND AWAY FROM JETTIES AND PIERS WHERE
RIP CURRENTS WILL BE STRONGER. ALSO DO NOT SWIM ALONG THE ENDS OF
GALVESTON ISLAND...THE SHIP CHANNEL ENTRANCE AND SAN LUIS PASS
WHERE TIDAL CURRENTS ARE ALWAYS DANGEROUS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
441 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

TXZ171>173-183>194-202>209-217>225-228-290945-
LLANO-BURNET-WILLIAMSON-VAL VERDE-EDWARDS-REAL-KERR-BANDERA-
GILLESPIE-KENDALL-BLANCO-HAYS-TRAVIS-BASTROP-LEE-KINNEY-UVALDE-
MEDINA-BEXAR-COMAL-GUADALUPE-CALDWELL-FAYETTE-MAVERICK-ZAVALA-
FRIO-ATASCOSA-WILSON-KARNES-GONZALES-DE WITT-LAVACA-DIMMIT-
441 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING WIND GUSTS UP TO 50
MPH AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
EAST OF INTERSTATE 35.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING WIND GUSTS
UP TO 50 MPH AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON INTO EVENING HOURS OVER AREAS
EAST OF INTESTATE 35.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

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