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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
315 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED...

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG GULF FACING BEACHES TODAY...

.PERSISTENT ONSHORE FLOW WILL MAINTAIN LARGE SWELLS WITH LONG
PERIODS THAT WILL IMPACT THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST. A HIGH RISK OF
RIP CURRENTS WILL EXIST ALONG GULF FACING BEACHES TODAY. TIDE
LEVELS CONTINUE TO RUN AROUND A FOOT ABOVE EXPECTED. TIDE LEVELS
ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW 2 FEET MEAN SEA LEVEL AROUND THE TIME
OF HIGH TIDE THIS AFTERNOON. THE COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY HAS BEEN
CANCELLED.

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KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
315 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS CANCELLED THE
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY.

* TIMING...WATER LEVELS ALONG THE GULF WILL BE THE HIGHEST SEVERAL
  HOURS BEFORE AND AFTER HIGH TIDE.

* IMPACTS...INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...WHEN WATER LEVELS
  REACH 1 AND 3/4 FEET ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL...TWO THIRDS OF THE
  BEACH ARE UNDER WATER. RIP CURRENTS WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS
  CONDITIONS FOR EVEN EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS.

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.

&&

$$

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SAN PATRICIO-REFUGIO-
315 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS CANCELLED THE
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY.

BAY LEVELS CONTINUE TO BE AROUND A FOOT TO A FOOT AND A QUARTER
ABOVE NORMAL. BAY LEVELS WILL REMAIN BELOW THE 2 FEET MEAN SEA
LEVEL CRITERIA FOR COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY.

$$

TMT


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