Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
437 AM CDT FRI MAY 27 2016

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE LOWER TEXAS COAST TODAY
THROUGH SATURDAY...

.THE COMBINATION OF WIND DRIVEN WAVES AND LONG PERIOD SWELLS
OFFSHORE THE LOWER TEXAS COAST WILL INCREASE THE THREAT OF RIP
CURRENTS IN THE SURF AT AREA BEACHES ALONG THE LOWER TEXAS COAST
TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

TXZ251-256-257-271745-
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KENEDY-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
437 AM CDT FRI MAY 27 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...THIS MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WILL BRING LARGE NUMBERS OF
  PEOPLE TO SOUTH PADRE ISLAND BEGINNING TODAY AS VERY WARM
  TEMPERATURES PREVAIL ACROSS THE AREA. THE RIP CURRENT HAZARDWILL
  BE DANGEROUS FOR POOR SWIMMERS WHO ARE NOT EQUIPPED TO ENTER THE
  WATER AND SAFELY NAVIGATE STRONG RIP CURRENTS IN THE SURF
  OFFSHORE.

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...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

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CASTILLO



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