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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
238 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HAZARDOUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST THROUGH
FRIDAY...

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

TXZ242-243-245-247-291100-
/O.EXT.KCRP.RP.S.0003.000000T0000Z-140829T2300Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
238 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

...RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY 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 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.

&&

$$

GW


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
819 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ230-235-250-255-270-275-300130-
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-
819 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED LATE
TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING OVER THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL
WATERS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

TE

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
819 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

TXZ229>234-239>247-300130-
LA SALLE-MCMULLEN-LIVE OAK-BEE-GOLIAD-VICTORIA-WEBB-DUVAL-
JIM WELLS-KLEBERG-NUECES-SAN PATRICIO-ARANSAS-REFUGIO-CALHOUN-
819 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT
INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL MAY DEVELOP WITH SLOW
MOVING THUNDERSTORMS. EXPECTED RAINFALL TOTALS TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING WILL RANGE FROM 1/4 TO 1 INCH WITH ISOLATED 2 TO 3
INCH AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. NO SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED...ALTHOUGH A TROPICAL
FUNNEL CLOUD MAY FORM FROM TIME TO TIME.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE GULF
FACING BEACHES THROUGH TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST ACROSS SOUTH
TEXAS THROUGH SUNDAY...WITH THE GREATEST CHANCES OCCURRING THROUGH
FRIDAY. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL MAY ACCOMPANY ANY OF THE SLOWER
MOVING STORMS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL AGAIN BE POSSIBLE
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE COASTAL PLAINS.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG GULF FACING BEACHES ON
FRIDAY.

MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX VALUES FROM 105 TO 109 DEGREES WILL BE POSSIBLE
AT TIMES LATE THIS WEEK INTO NEXT WEEK AS DEEPER MOISTURE GRADUALLY
BUILDS INTO THE REGION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
320 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-291200-
MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN-
HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS-
ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL-
JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO-
FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE-
LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON-
320 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...THROUGH TONIGHT.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON GENERALLY SOUTHEAST
OF A LINE FROM LAMPASAS...TO HILLSBORO...TO EMORY.

THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL INCREASE FROM THE NORTHWEST THIS
EVENING...THEN EXPAND ACROSS ALL OF NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS
OVERNIGHT. STRONGER STORMS WILL PRODUCE GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS
AND MORE FREQUENT CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS CHANCES WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY...BEFORE GRADUALLY ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST SATURDAY
NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. SLIGHT CHANCES WILL LINGER ACROSS FAR EASTERN
NORTH TEXAS ON SUNDAY. STRONGER STORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS AND
MORE FREQUENT CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1108 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-291615-
SEVIER-HOWARD-LITTLE RIVER-HEMPSTEAD-NEVADA-MILLER-LAFAYETTE-
COLUMBIA-UNION AR-CADDO-BOSSIER-WEBSTER-CLAIBORNE-LINCOLN-
UNION LA-DE SOTO-RED RIVER-BIENVILLE-JACKSON-OUACHITA-SABINE LA-
NATCHITOCHES-WINN-GRANT-CALDWELL-LA SALLE-MCCURTAIN-BOWIE-
FRANKLIN-TITUS-CAMP-MORRIS-CASS-WOOD-UPSHUR-MARION-SMITH-GREGG-
HARRISON-CHEROKEE-RUSK-PANOLA-NACOGDOCHES-SHELBY-ANGELINA-
SAN AUGUSTINE-SABINE TX-
1108 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
ARKANSAS...SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS...NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...EAST TEXAS AND
NORTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

ISOLATED...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
TODAY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS DEEP EAST TEXAS AND ADJACENT WEST
CENTRAL LOUISIANA...BUT OTHERWISE NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS
EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

INCREASING CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ON
FRIDAY THROUGH THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND...AS AN UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH ACCOMPANIED BY A WEAK COLD FRONT APPROACH THE REGION FROM
THE NORTHWEST.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL...AMATEUR RADIO
OPERATORS AND STORM SPOTTERS WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

$$

12

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
517 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ330-335-350-355-370-375-291030-
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-
517 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION. ADVISORY FLAGS MIGHT BE
NEEDED FOR HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS. PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL GENERATE
GUSTY WINDS AND BRIEFLY HIGHER SEAS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

ROUGH CONDITIONS MAY CONTINUE DEPENDING ON EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
INTO THE WEEKEND. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IN THE GULF WILL LIKELY
KEEP WINDS AND SEAS ELEVATED.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
517 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-291030-
AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND-
GALVESTON-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-JACKSON-LIBERTY-MADISON-MATAGORDA-
MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON-
WHARTON-
517 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED OFFSHORE AND NEAR
THE COAST. SOME STRONGER STORMS MAY PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL WITH RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES AN HOUR.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND.
THE MAIN THREATS WILL BE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND LIGHTNING.
STREET FLOODING MAY OCCUR IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

WINDS...SEAS...AND TIDE LEVELS WILL RUN NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. THOSE HEADED TO THE BEACH
SHOULD SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD AND AWAY FROM JETTIES AND PIERS WHERE
RIP CURRENTS WILL BE STRONGER. ALSO DO NOT SWIM ALONG THE ENDS OF
GALVESTON ISLAND...THE SHIP CHANNEL ENTRANCE AND SAN LUIS PASS
WHERE TIDAL CURRENTS ARE ALWAYS DANGEROUS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ450-452-455-470-472-475-291115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST
GULF OF MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE
COASTAL WATERS...TAPERING OFF THIS EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE MARINE AREA...
ESPECIALLY ON SATURDAY. WINDS AND SEAS WILL BE HIGHER IN THE
STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME LESS NUMEROUS ON SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ430-432-435-LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-
216-259>262-291115-
SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-VERNON-RAPIDES-AVOYELLES-
BEAUREGARD-ALLEN-EVANGELINE-ST. LANDRY-CALCASIEU-JEFFERSON DAVIS-
ACADIA-LAFAYETTE-UPPER ST. MARTIN-VERMILION-IBERIA-ST. MARY-
LOWER ST. MARTIN-WEST CAMERON-EAST CAMERON-TYLER-HARDIN-JEFFERSON-
ORANGE-NORTHERN JASPER-NORTHERN NEWTON-SOUTHERN JASPER-
SOUTHERN NEWTON-
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST
GULF OF MEXICO...CENTRAL LOUISIANA...SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...WEST CENTRAL LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY...
ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS. RAINFALL MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY BECOME MORE NUMEROUS ON SATURDAY.
THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL WHICH COULD LEAD TO
MINOR FLOODING IN LOW-LYING AND URBAN AREAS...ESPECIALLY ON SATURDAY.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME LESS NUMEROUS ON SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
441 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

TXZ171>173-183>194-202>209-217>225-228-290945-
LLANO-BURNET-WILLIAMSON-VAL VERDE-EDWARDS-REAL-KERR-BANDERA-
GILLESPIE-KENDALL-BLANCO-HAYS-TRAVIS-BASTROP-LEE-KINNEY-UVALDE-
MEDINA-BEXAR-COMAL-GUADALUPE-CALDWELL-FAYETTE-MAVERICK-ZAVALA-
FRIO-ATASCOSA-WILSON-KARNES-GONZALES-DE WITT-LAVACA-DIMMIT-
441 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING WIND GUSTS UP TO 50
MPH AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
EAST OF INTERSTATE 35.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING WIND GUSTS
UP TO 50 MPH AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON INTO EVENING HOURS OVER AREAS
EAST OF INTESTATE 35.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
839 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-290530-
MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN-
HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS-
ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL-
JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-
NAVARRO-FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-
LIMESTONE-LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON-
839 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

.NOW...
A COMPLEX OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE EASTWARD ACROSS
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS TONIGHT. SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS...PRIMARILY NORTH OF INTERSTATE
20 AND WEST OF INTERSTATE 35...AND WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
GUSTY WINDS...CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...AND LOCALIZED HEAVY
RAIN.

TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO FALL INTO THE LOW 80S OVER THE NEXT
FEW HOURS WITH SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

STALLEY

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