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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
303 PM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THE EVENING...

.PERSISTENT MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY STRONG ONSHORE FLOW AND
ELEVATED SWELLS WILL MAINTAIN A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH
THE EVENING ALONG GULF-FACING BEACHES.

TXZ242-243-245-247-270500-
/O.CON.KCRP.RP.S.0009.000000T0000Z-150527T0500Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
303 PM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS LATE EVENING

* IMPACTS...WILL POSE A HAZARD TO EVEN EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS
  ESPECIALLY NEAR JETTIES AND PIERS.

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.

&&

$$

CB



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