Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
327 PM CDT SAT OCT 21 2017

...ELEVATED TIDE LEVELS AND HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH
SATURDAY...

.PERSISTENT EASTERLY WINDS HAVE PRODUCED ELEVATED WATERS LEVELS
ACROSS THE UPPER TEXAS COAST. LOW-LYING ROADS ALONG THE BEACH
COULD SEE SOME OVERWASH OR MINOR FLOODING AROUND TIMES OF HIGH
TIDE THROUGH TONIGHT. IN ADDITION, EXPECT A HIGH RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES. SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

TXZ214-236>238-220200-
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BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-MATAGORDA-
327 PM CDT SAT OCT 21 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...ELEVATED TIDE AND WATER LEVELS. HIGH RISK OF RIP
  CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS.

* TIMING...THROUGH 9 PM CDT SATURDAY.

* LOCATION...GULF FACING BEACHES BETWEEN THE MATAGORDA SHIP
  CHANNEL AND HIGH ISLAND .

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS
  SWIMMING CONDITIONS AT AREA BEACHES. ELEVATED TIDE LEVELS
  COULD CAUSE MINOR FLOODING AROUND THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE IN
  LOW LYING AREAS INCLUDING HIGHWAY 87 AND HIGHWAY 124 ON THE
  BOLIVAR PENINSULA, THE BLUE WATER HIGHWAY AND BEACH DRIVE IN
  SURFSIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES AND OTHER HAZARDS
CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION
SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

&&

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