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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
341 PM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING...

.EASTERLY LONG PERIOD SWELL WILL MAINTAIN A HIGH RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS THROUGH THIS EVENING. THE GREATEST THREAT OF RIP
CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE FROM SAINT JOSEPH ISLAND SOUTHWARD TO
THE PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE.

TXZ242-243-245-010600-
/O.EXT.KCRP.RP.S.0002.000000T0000Z-150301T0600Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-
341 PM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

...RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS LATE THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE FORECAST 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. THESE RIP CURRENTS WILL
  BE DANGEROUS TO 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. 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 TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN
POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT
AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

$$

HART



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