Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
324 AM CDT WED MAY 6 2015

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

.SUSTAINED MODERATE SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH HIGH SWELL
PERIODS TO MAINTAIN A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY. LONG PERIOD
SWELLS WILL DIMINISH THIS EVENING AS WINDS CONTINUE TO RELAX
SLIGHTLY. HOWEVER...THE RIP CURRENT RISK WILL REMAIN AT MODERATE
LEVELS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY.

TXZ242-243-245-247-062100-
/O.EXT.KCRP.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-150507T0300Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
324 AM CDT WED MAY 6 2015

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

* TIMING...TODAY AND THIS EVENING.

* 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


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