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
848 PM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG GULF-FACING BEACHES THROUGH
EARLY MORNING...

.THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW AND LONG PERIOD SWELLS
WILL RESULT IN A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK CONDITION THROUGH THE EARLY
MORNING HOURS. THE RIP CURRENT RISK ON SUNDAY MAY ALSO BE
HIGH...IF THESE LONG-PERIOD SWELLS DO NOT DECREASE AS PREVIOUSLY
THOUGHT.

TXZ242-243-245-247-290900-
/O.EXT.KCRP.RP.S.0010.000000T0000Z-160529T0900Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
848 PM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT SUNDAY...

* TIMING...THROUGH 4 AM SUNDAY...AND POSSIBLY INTO THE REMAINDER
  OF SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN ADVERSE 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.

&&

$$

GW



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