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Coastal Flood Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement, High Surf Advisory

Statement as of 5:23 AM CDT on September 02, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on September 03, 2014


... Coastal Flood Watch in effect through Wednesday evening...
... High rip current risk now in effect through Wednesday
evening...
... High surf advisory remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon
to 7 PM CDT Wednesday...

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a coastal
Flood Watch... which is in effect through Wednesday evening.

* Coastal flooding... some minor coastal flooding or tidal overflow
will be possible along the deep south Texas beaches through late
Wednesday particularly during high tides. High tide on South
Padre Island occurred at 1212 am this morning. The next low tide
is expected at 318 PM today while the next high tide will occur
at 130 am Wednesday morning.

* Waves and surf... Gulf seas along the Lower Texas coastline will
build to 6 to 9 feet later today and will persist in this range
through Wednesday. The high surf conditions today and Wednesday
will create potentially deadly swimming conditions along the
Lower Texas coastline.

* Timing... the hazardous marine conditions will start on the local
beaches later this afternoon and this evening and will persist
through at least Wednesday afternoon as large swells moving away
from the center of Dolly impact the Lower Texas coast.

* Impacts... elevated swells from Tropical Storm Dolly will result
in frequent life threatening rip currents through Wednesday.
Rough surf will make swimming hazardous. The high surf will
also produce minor to moderate beach erosion... especially to
dunes. Any personal property left on the beach... such as
umbrellas or chairs... may be damaged by the large waves.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

A high surf advisory is issued when dangerous water action is
expected along the coast. This includes rough or high surf...
large breaking waves... rip currents... and strong undertow. High
surf is defined generally to be head high or greater on an average
man... about 6 feet or more.

Beach goers are urged to heed flag warnings.

A coastal Flood Watch is issued for the possibility of substantial
tidal flooding generally within the next 24 to 48 hours... defined
as tides 5 feet or greater above mean lower low water on the beach
front and more than 3.5 feet above mean lower low water for Bay
communities.



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