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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
920 PM CST FRI FEB 27 2015

...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT...

.STRONG NORTHEAST FLOW WILL CONTINUE TO BECOME MORE EASTERLY THIS
OVERNIGHT. THE STRONG NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS...COMBINED WITH AN
INCREASE IN SWELLS...WILL RESULT IN A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
ALONG GULF FACING BEACHES. THE GREATEST THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS
WILL BE FROM SAINT JOSEPH ISLAND SOUTHWARD TO THE PADRE ISLAND
NATIONAL SEASHORE.

TXZ242-243-245-281200-
/O.CON.KCRP.RP.S.0002.000000T0000Z-150228T1200Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-
920 PM CST FRI FEB 27 2015

...RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY...

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT.

* 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.

&&

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