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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1244 AM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...HAZARDOUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR THE GULF FACING BEACHES OF THE
MIDDLE TEXAS COAST. SUSTAINED MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
WILL COMBINE WITH LONG PERIOD SWELLS TO INCREASE THE RISK FOR
DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.


TXZ242>245-247-021600-
/O.EXT.KCRP.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-140904T0600Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-SAN PATRICIO-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
1244 AM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE 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...ESPECIALLY AROUND
  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.

&&

$$

TMT







Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
502 PM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

TXZ229>234-239>247-022215-
LA SALLE-MCMULLEN-LIVE OAK-BEE-GOLIAD-VICTORIA-WEBB-DUVAL-
JIM WELLS-KLEBERG-NUECES-SAN PATRICIO-ARANSAS-REFUGIO-CALHOUN-
502 PM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH TEXAS AND THE MIDDLE
TEXAS COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE COASTAL PLAINS
THIS AFTERNOON.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR GULF FACING BEACHES THROUGH
THIS EVENING.

HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 109 ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON FOR
MUCH OF THE COASTAL PLAINS AND EASTERN BRUSH COUNTRY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

THERE WILL BE CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS DAILY...WITH THE HIGHEST
CHANCE BEING TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL MAY
ACCOMPANY ANY OF THE SLOWER MOVING STORMS.

INCREASING SWELLS WITH HIGHER PERIODS WILL IMPACT THE BEACHES OF
THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL LEAD TO A
HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR THE GULF FACING BEACHES BOTH DAYS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$



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