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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
458 PM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

...HAZARDOUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST THROUGH
TOMORROW AFTERNOON...

.A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
THROUGH TOMORROW AFTERNOON...BETWEEN BAFFIN BAY AND THE MATAGORDA
SHIP CHANNEL. SUSTAINED MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL
COMBINE WITH LONG PERIOD SWELLS AND INCREASE THE RISK FOR
DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

TXZ242>245-247-020600-
/O.NEW.KCRP.RP.S.0004.140901T2158Z-140903T0000Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-SAN PATRICIO-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
458 PM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

...RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS ISSUED A RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH TOMORROW AFTERNOON

* 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 IS 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.

&&

$$

BLAYLOCK

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