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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
553 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HAZARDOUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST TODAY...

.A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
TODAY...BETWEEN BAFFIN BAY AND THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL.

TXZ242-243-245-247-282300-
/O.CON.KCRP.RP.S.0003.000000T0000Z-140829T0000Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
553 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

...RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

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

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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
600 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-290000-
SEVIER-HOWARD-LITTLE RIVER-HEMPSTEAD-NEVADA-MILLER-LAFAYETTE-
COLUMBIA-UNION AR-CADDO-BOSSIER-WEBSTER-CLAIBORNE-LINCOLN-
UNION LA-DE SOTO-RED RIVER-BIENVILLE-JACKSON-OUACHITA-SABINE LA-
NATCHITOCHES-WINN-GRANT-CALDWELL-LA SALLE-MCCURTAIN-BOWIE-
FRANKLIN-TITUS-CAMP-MORRIS-CASS-WOOD-UPSHUR-MARION-SMITH-GREGG-
HARRISON-CHEROKEE-RUSK-PANOLA-NACOGDOCHES-SHELBY-ANGELINA-
SAN AUGUSTINE-SABINE TX-
600 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
ARKANSAS...SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS...NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...EAST TEXAS AND
NORTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY...BUT
OTHERWISE NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

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

INCREASING CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ON
FRIDAY THROUGH THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND...AS AN UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH ACCOMPANIED BY A WEAK COLD FRONT APPROACH THE REGION FROM
THE NORTHWEST.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL...AMATEUR RADIO
OPERATORS AND STORM SPOTTERS WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

$$

19

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 CORPUS CHRISTI TX
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ230-235-250-255-270-275-291015-
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-
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
TODAY 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 THROUGH SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ450-452-455-470-472-475-291115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST
GULF OF MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE
COASTAL WATERS...TAPERING OFF THIS EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE MARINE AREA...
ESPECIALLY ON SATURDAY. WINDS AND SEAS WILL BE HIGHER IN THE
STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME LESS NUMEROUS ON SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ430-432-435-LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-
216-259>262-291115-
SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-VERNON-RAPIDES-AVOYELLES-
BEAUREGARD-ALLEN-EVANGELINE-ST. LANDRY-CALCASIEU-JEFFERSON DAVIS-
ACADIA-LAFAYETTE-UPPER ST. MARTIN-VERMILION-IBERIA-ST. MARY-
LOWER ST. MARTIN-WEST CAMERON-EAST CAMERON-TYLER-HARDIN-JEFFERSON-
ORANGE-NORTHERN JASPER-NORTHERN NEWTON-SOUTHERN JASPER-
SOUTHERN NEWTON-
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST
GULF OF MEXICO...CENTRAL LOUISIANA...SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...WEST CENTRAL LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY...
ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS. RAINFALL MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY BECOME MORE NUMEROUS ON SATURDAY.
THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL WHICH COULD LEAD TO
MINOR FLOODING IN LOW-LYING AND URBAN AREAS...ESPECIALLY ON SATURDAY.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME LESS NUMEROUS ON SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

TXZ229>234-239>247-291015-
LA SALLE-MCMULLEN-LIVE OAK-BEE-GOLIAD-VICTORIA-WEBB-DUVAL-
JIM WELLS-KLEBERG-NUECES-SAN PATRICIO-ARANSAS-REFUGIO-CALHOUN-
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
TODAY MAINLY OVER THE COASTAL BEND AND COASTAL PLAINS. LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINFALL MAY DEVELOP WITH SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS.

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

.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 MODERATE 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 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.

$$


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
509 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ230-235-250-255-270-275-TXZ242>247-281230-
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-KLEBERG-NUECES-SAN PATRICIO-ARANSAS-REFUGIO-CALHOUN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KINGSVILLE...CORPUS CHRISTI...
PORTLAND...INGLESIDE...ARANSAS PASS...SINTON...MATHIS...
ROCKPORT...REFUGIO...WOODSBORO...PORT LAVACA
509 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 730 AM CDT...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE OVER THE
NEARSHORE AND OFFSHORE GULF WATERS. SOME OF THIS ACTIVITY MAY
APPROACH THE COAST THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING. LIGHT TO MODERATE
RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THIS ACTIVITY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL
BE AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO A QUARTER
OF AN INCH.

$$

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
430 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ430-432-435-450-452-455-470-472-475-LAZ052>054-073-074-TXZ215-
281200-
SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-VERMILION-IBERIA-ST. MARY-WEST CAMERON-EAST CAMERON-
JEFFERSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ABBEVILLE...KAPLAN...NEW IBERIA...
MORGAN CITY...FRANKLIN...PATTERSON...BERWICK...BAYOU VISTA...
HACKBERRY...HOLLY BEACH...CAMERON...GRAND CHENIER...BEAUMONT...
PORT ARTHUR
430 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 7 AM...WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE
COASTAL WATERS WILL MOVE NORTHWEST AT 10 KNOTS. A FEW SHOWERS WILL
CROSS INTO THE COASTAL MARSHES.

$$

SWEENEY

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