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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
506 PM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

...EASTERLY SWELLS CREATING RIP CURRENT AND MINOR TIDAL OVERWASH
THIS WEEKEND...

.PERSISTENT EAST TO SOUTHEAST FLOW BETWEEN HIGH PRESSURE IN THE
EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTH TEXAS WILL
CONTINUE TO PRODUCE ABOVE AVERAGE TIDES AND DANGEROUS LONGSHORE
AND RIP CURRENTS TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

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KENEDY-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
506 PM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

...MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...

* COASTAL FLOODING...TIDES WILL CONTINUE TO RUN MORE THAN A FOOT
  ABOVE PREDICTED LEVELS THIS WEEKEND ON THE LOWER TEXAS COAST. AT
  TIMES OF HIGH TIDE...FROM LATE SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON...WATER WILL REACH THE DUNES AT UNIMPROVED
  PUBLIC BEACHES ON SOUTH PADRE ISLAND NORTH THROUGH KENEDY
  COUNTY.

* RIP CURRENTS...LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO BRING
  DANGEROUS LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS TO ALL BEACHES TONIGHT...
  WITH A STRAIGHT RIP CURRENT THREAT SUNDAY AS SWELLS BECOME MORE
  PERPENDICULAR TO THE BEACH.

* TIMING...TIDAL RUN UP: 10 AM THROUGH 3 PM SUNDAY. RIP AND
  LONGSHORE CURRENTS: TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...FOR TIDAL RUN UP AND OVERWASH: WATER INTO THE DUNES
  FROM BEACH ACCESS 4 NORTHWARD WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT TO
  IMPOSSIBLE AT AND AROUND TIMES OF HIGH TIDE SUNDAY. FOR RIP
  CURRENTS: HOT AND GENERALLY SUNNY WEATHER THIS WEEKEND WILL
  BRING LARGE CROWDS TO SOUTH PADRE ISLAND AND INCREASE THE DANGER
  FOR POOR SWIMMERS WHO ARE NOT EQUIPPED TO ENTER THE WATER
  SAFELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP AND LONGSHORE 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.

POOR SWIMMERS SHOULD REMAIN IN WATER TO KNEE HEIGHT...AND AVERAGE
SWIMMERS TO WAIST HEIGHT. ALL OTHER SWIMMERS SHOULD ENTER THE
WATER WITH A FLOTATION DEVICE SUCH AS A LIFE VEST...BOOGIE
BOARD...OR KICK BOARD WITH A SAFETY ROPE.

&&

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CASTILLO



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