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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
121 PM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

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

.THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO STRONG ONSHORE FLOW AND LONG
PERIOD SWELLS WILL RESULT IN A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK CONDITION
TODAY ALONG GULF-FACING BEACHES.

TXZ242-243-245-247-290230-
/O.CON.KCRP.RP.S.0010.000000T0000Z-160529T0300Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
121 PM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN ADVERSE CONDITIONS FOR
  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. 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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
1241 PM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE LOWER TEXAS COAST
CONTINUES TODAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY...

.THE COMBINATION OF WIND DRIVEN WAVES AND LONG PERIOD SWELLS
OFFSHORE OF THE LOWER TEXAS COAST WILL INCREASE THE THREAT OF RIP
CURRENTS IN THE SURF AT AREA BEACHES ALONG THE LOWER TEXAS COAST
TODAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY.

TXZ251-256-257-290145-
/O.CON.KBRO.RP.S.0002.000000T0000Z-160529T1200Z/
KENEDY-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
1241 PM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

* TIMING...NOW THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WILL CONTINUE TO BRING
  LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE TO SOUTH PADRE ISLAND AS VERY WARM
  TEMPERATURES PREVAIL ACROSS THE AREA. THE RIP CURRENT HAZARD
  WILL BE DANGEROUS FOR POOR SWIMMERS WHO ARE NOT EQUIPPED TO
  ENTER THE WATER AND SAFELY NAVIGATE STRONG RIP CURRENTS IN THE
  SURF OFFSHORE.

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...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

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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