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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
556 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY AND TONIGHT ALONG GULF-FACING
BEACHES...

.SUSTAINED MODERATE SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH INCREASING
SWELL PERIODS AND HEIGHTS TO PRODUCE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
TODAY AND TONIGHT.

TXZ242-243-245-052115-
/O.CON.KCRP.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-150506T1100Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-
556 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* TIMING...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...WILL POSE A HAZARD TO EVEN EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS...
  ESPECIALLY NEAR 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.

&&

$$

GW

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
556 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY AND TONIGHT ALONG GULF-FACING
BEACHES...

.SUSTAINED MODERATE SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH INCREASING
SWELL PERIODS AND HEIGHTS TO PRODUCE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
TODAY AND TONIGHT.

TXZ247-052115-
/O.EXA.KCRP.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-150506T1100Z/
CALHOUN-
556 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS ISSUED A HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* TIMING...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...WILL POSE A HAZARD TO EVEN EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS...
  ESPECIALLY NEAR 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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
519 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

GMZ230-235-250-255-270-275-TXZ229>234-239>247-061100-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-LA SALLE-MCMULLEN-LIVE OAK-BEE-GOLIAD-VICTORIA-WEBB-DUVAL-
JIM WELLS-KLEBERG-NUECES-SAN PATRICIO-ARANSAS-REFUGIO-CALHOUN-
519 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG GULF-FACING TEXAS
BEACHES TODAY AND TONIGHT. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR NON-SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED ALONG GULF FACING BEACHES
WEDNESDAY.

ISOLATED TO AT TIMES SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE
POSSIBLE NEARLY EVERY DAY THROUGH MONDAY....ESPECIALLY DURING THE
LATE NIGHT/MORNING HOURS ALONG THE COAST AND AFTERNOON/EARLY
EVENING HOURS INLAND. AN ISOLATED STRONG STORM MAY OCCUR AT TIMES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

GW/TE

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
450 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

GMZ330-335-350-355-370-375-061000-
GALVESTON BAY-MATAGORDA BAY-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
450 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SOUTHERLY WINDS HAVE INCREASED WITH BUILDING SEAS. SMALL CRAFT
EXERCISE CAUTION ARE IN EFFECT TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL APPROACH STRONG LEVELS AND PERSIST FOR MUCH
OF THE WEEK. LOOK FOR PERIODS OF SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTIONS
THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
404 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

TXZ248>257-060915-
ZAPATA-JIM HOGG-BROOKS-KENEDY-STARR-HIDALGO-INLAND WILLACY-
INLAND CAMERON-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
404 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF DEEP SOUTH
TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES OF
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND AND BOCA CHICA BEACH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

AN ELEVATED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS LIKELY AT THE BEACHES OF SOUTH
PADRE ISLAND AND AT BOCA CHICA BEACH THROUGH THE ENTIRE FORECAST
PERIOD DUE TO ROUGH SWELLS APPROACHING FROM THE EAST-SOUTHEAST.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

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