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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
133 PM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY THROUGH MONDAY...

.MODERATE TO STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL PERSIST OFFSHORE THE
LOWER TEXAS COAST TODAY. AS A RESULT THE SEAS WILL BUILD OFFSHORE
THE LOWER TEXAS COAST AND WILL REMAIN HIGH THROUGH THE REST OF
THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AS THE STRONG SOUTHEAST WIND PREVAILS
ACROSS THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO. THIS WILL RESULT IN FREQUENT
RIP CURRENTS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE LOWER TEXAS COAST.

TXZ251-256-257-250300-
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KENEDY-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
133 PM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED TODAY AND
  CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS WILL DEVELOP
  AT AREA BEACHES...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE JETTIES.

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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