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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
342 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

...COLD FRONT TO INCREASE RIP CURRENT RISK TODAY...

.A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE LOWER TEXAS COAST TODAY
TRAILED BY STRONG NORTH WINDS. THOSE WINDS WILL INCREASE WAVE
HEIGHT AND SWELL AND LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS BY LATE
THURSDAY MORNING PERSISTING THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY EVENING.

TXZ251-256-257-261645-
/O.NEW.KBRO.RP.S.0002.150326T1500Z-150327T0700Z/
KENEDY-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
342 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* TIMING...FROM MID TO LATE MORNING THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
  EVENING

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED THE
  GULF FACING BEACHES OF THE LOWER TEXAS COAST.

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.

&&

$$

JGG


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