Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
945 AM CDT WED MAY 17 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK AND ELEVATED TIDES...

.STRONG ONSHORE WINDS HAVE CAUSED AN INCREASE IN WATER LEVELS AND
SURF ALONG AREA BEACHES. THE COMBINATION OF THE TWO WILL PRODUCE
A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK. SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD AND AWAY FROM
STRUCTURES SUCH AS JETTIES AND PIERS. WAVE RUN UP MAY ALSO PUSH
WATER TO THE HIGHWAY 87 AND 124 INTERSECTION ON THE BOLIVAR
PENINSULA AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.

TXZ214-237-238-172200-
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BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-
945 AM CDT WED MAY 17 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS, ELEVATED TIDE LEVELS AND SURF.

* TIMING...THROUGH MID AFTERNOON GRADUALLY IMPROVING IN THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS.

* LOCATION...UPPER TEXAS COASTLINE.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS AT AREA
  BEACHES. WATER MAY APPROACH THE HIGHWAY 87 AND 124
  INTERSECTION AROUND HIGH TIDE EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES AND OTHER HAZARDS
CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION
SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

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