Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
000
WHUS44 KCRP 272044
CFWCRP

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
344 PM CDT SAT SEP 27 2014

...HAZARDOUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING...

...MINOR TIDAL FLOODING POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...

.A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH
THIS EVENING DUE TO A MODERATE EAST TO NORTHEAST WIND AND LONG
PERIOD SWELLS. IN ADDITION...MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE AS TIDES HEAD TOWARD HIGH TIDE EARLY THIS EVENING.

TXZ242-243-280300-
/O.CON.KCRP.CF.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-140928T0300Z/
/O.CON.KCRP.RP.S.0005.000000T0000Z-140928T0300Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-
344 PM CDT SAT SEP 27 2014

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...
...RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* COASTAL FLOODING...LONG PERIOD SWELL COMBINED WITH HIGH TIDE
  AND ONSHORE FLOW WILL LEAD TO MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW ALONG GULF
  FACING BEACHES BETWEEN BAFFIN BAY AND PORT ARANSAS. WATER
  LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO APPROACH OR EXCEED 2 FEET ABOVE MEAN
  SEA LEVEL BY EARLY EVENING.

* TIMING...MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW IS EXPECTED AS THE TIDE BEGINS TO
  RISE...PEAKING BETWEEN 7 AND 8 PM. A HIGH RIP CURRENT THREAT IS
  EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE TO OCCUR ALONG
  THE GULF FACING BEACHES OF THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST. BOTH THE
  STRENGTH AND FREQUENCY OF THESE RIP CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN
  SURF THAT IS DANGEROUS FOR SWIMMERS...ESPECIALLY AROUND
  JETTIES AND PIERS. MINOR COASTAL FLOODING MAY RESULT IN WATER
  REACHING THE DUNES IN SOME LOCATIONS...MAKING DRIVING ALONG
  AREA BEACHES DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

$$

TXZ245-247-280300-
/O.CON.KCRP.RP.S.0005.000000T0000Z-140928T0300Z/
ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
344 PM CDT SAT SEP 27 2014

...RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...RIP CURRENT THREAT IS EXPECTED THROUGH THIS EVENING.

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

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.

&&

$$







USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.