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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
348 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-182100-
Austin-Brazoria-Brazos-Burleson-Chambers-Colorado-Fort Bend-
Galveston-Grimes-Harris-Houston-Jackson-Liberty-Madison-Matagorda-
Montgomery-Polk-San Jacinto-Trinity-Walker-Waller-Washington-
Wharton-
348 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas..

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Heat index values are already ranging between 104 to 109 this
afternoon. Please use caution when working outside and drink
plenty of water. Seek immediate medical attention if you suspect
that you or someone else is experiencing heat illness.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Heat index values of 103 to 107 are expected each afternoon from
Friday through the weekend. Please use caution when working
outside and drink plenty of water. Seek immediate medical
attention if you suspect that you or someone else is experiencing
heat illness.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activity is not expected at this time.

$$



Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1003 AM CDT THU AUG 17 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.STRONG AND POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG GULF-FACING BEACHES OF THE UPPER TEXAS COAST.

TXZ214-236>238-172315-
/O.NEW.KHGX.RP.S.0014.170817T1503Z-170818T0500Z/
BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-MATAGORDA-
1003 AM CDT THU AUG 17 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG AND POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
  ARE POSSIBLE ALONG GULF-FACING BEACHES OF THE UPPER TEXAS COAST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.

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...BEACH PATROL...FLAGS
AND SIGNS. SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...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 THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM
DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

$$



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