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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
316 PM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...HAZARDOUS RIP CURRENTS OCCURRING ALONG THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST...

.LONG PERIOD SWELLS HAVE REACHED THE COAST AT THE SOUTH PACKERY
CHANNEL BEACH IN NUECES COUNTY. THIS CONDITION HAS CONTRIBUTED TO
HIGH RIP CURRENT ACTIVITY. ADDITIONAL RIP CURRENTS MAY OCCUR ALONG
THE REMAINDER OF THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST...BETWEEN BAFFIN BAY AND
THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL...FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.

TXZ242>245-247-230500-
/O.NEW.KCRP.RP.S.0002.140822T2016Z-140823T0500Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-SAN PATRICIO-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
316 PM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS ISSUED A RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT.

* 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.

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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