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

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
523 AM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS EXPECTED AT LOCAL BEACHES THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TROPICAL STORM DOLLY WILL CONTINUE MOVING NORTHWEST TOWARDS THE
MEXICO GULF COAST. THIS STORM IS EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL CLOSE
TO LAS PESCA MEXICO LATE TUESDAY NIGHT OR EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
LARGE SWELLS WILL MOVE NORTH AND NORTHWEST FROM THE CENTER OF
DOLLY AND WILL START IMPACTING THE LOWER TEXAS COASTLINE THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THESE LARGE SWELLS WILL PERSIST ALONG THE
LOWER TEXAS COASTLINE THROUGH TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY BUT WILL START
DECREASING LATE WEDNESDAY AFTER TROPICAL STORM DOLLY MAKES
LANDFALL. THESE ELEVATED SWELLS WILL PRODUCE HIGH SURF AND A HIGH
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ON THE BEACHES OF SOUTH PADRE ISLAND AND BOCA
CHICA BEACH FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. IN ADDITION A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR
THE LOWER TEXAS COASTLINE AS MINOR COASTAL FLOODING DURING HIGH
TIDES MAY BE POSSIBLE UNTIL DOLLY MAKES LANDFALL.

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KENEDY-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
523 AM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* COASTAL FLOODING...SOME MINOR COASTAL FLOODING OR TIDAL OVERFLOW
  WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG THE DEEP SOUTH TEXAS BEACHES THROUGH LATE
  WEDNESDAY PARTICULARLY DURING HIGH TIDES. HIGH TIDE ON SOUTH
  PADRE ISLAND OCCURRED AT 1212 AM THIS MORNING. THE NEXT LOW TIDE
  IS EXPECTED AT 318 PM TODAY WHILE THE NEXT HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR
  AT 130 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* WAVES AND SURF...GULF SEAS ALONG THE LOWER TEXAS COASTLINE WILL
  BUILD TO 6 TO 9 FEET LATER TODAY AND WILL PERSIST IN THIS RANGE
  THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE HIGH SURF CONDITIONS TODAY AND WEDNESDAY
  WILL CREATE POTENTIALLY DEADLY SWIMMING CONDITIONS ALONG THE
  LOWER TEXAS COASTLINE.

* TIMING...THE HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS WILL START ON THE LOCAL
  BEACHES LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING AND WILL PERSIST
  THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AS LARGE SWELLS MOVING AWAY
  FROM THE CENTER OF DOLLY IMPACT THE LOWER TEXAS COAST.

* IMPACTS...ELEVATED SWELLS FROM TROPICAL STORM DOLLY WILL RESULT
  IN FREQUENT LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
  ROUGH SURF WILL MAKE SWIMMING HAZARDOUS. THE HIGH SURF WILL
  ALSO PRODUCE MINOR TO MODERATE BEACH EROSION...ESPECIALLY TO
  DUNES. ANY PERSONAL PROPERTY LEFT ON THE BEACH...SUCH AS
  UMBRELLAS OR CHAIRS...MAY BE DAMAGED BY THE LARGE WAVES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN DANGEROUS WATER ACTION IS
EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST. THIS INCLUDES ROUGH OR HIGH SURF...
LARGE BREAKING WAVES...RIP CURRENTS...AND STRONG UNDERTOW. HIGH
SURF IS DEFINED GENERALLY TO BE HEAD HIGH OR GREATER ON AN AVERAGE
MAN...ABOUT 6 FEET OR MORE.

BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO HEED FLAG WARNINGS.

A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF SUBSTANTIAL
TIDAL FLOODING GENERALLY WITHIN THE NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS...DEFINED
AS TIDES 5 FEET OR GREATER ABOVE MEAN LOWER LOW WATER ON THE BEACH
FRONT AND MORE THAN 3.5 FEET ABOVE MEAN LOWER LOW WATER FOR BAY
COMMUNITIES.

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SPEECE




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