675  
WHUS44 KBRO 290158 AAA  
CFWBRO  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...UPDATED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX  
858 PM CDT WED MAR 28 2018  
 
...HIGH SURF TO IMPACT THE SHORELINE CREATING TIDAL OVERWASH AND  
A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TONIGHT...  
 
.A LARGE LONG PERIOD SWELL TRAIN CONTINUES TO BE DIRECTED TOWARDS  
THE LOWER TEXAS COAST. THE SWELLS WILL RESULT IN HIGH WAVES IN  
THE SURF ZONE ESPECIALLY NEAR THE SOUTH PADRE ISLAND JETTIES. THE  
WAVE TO PEAK AROUND MIDNIGHT AT HIGH TIDE PRODUCING WATER RUNNING  
UP TO THE EDGE OF THE DUNES.  
 
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KENEDY-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-  
858 PM CDT WED MAR 28 2018  
   
..HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CDT THURSDAY
 
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CDT THURSDAY
 
   
..MINOR COASTAL FLOODING THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING
 
 
* COASTAL FLOODING...HIGH TIDE OCCURS AT AROUND MIDNIGHT WITH  
MAXIMUM OVERWASH OF WATERS A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF 12 AM.  
WATER RUN UP TO THE FACE OF DUNES IS POSSIBLE.  
 
* WAVES AND SURF...6 TO 10 FEET.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH 2 AM THURSDAY MORNING.  
 
* IMPACTS...LARGE WAVES BREAKING NEAR THE SHORELINE WITH SOME WAVE  
WASHING OVER PORTIONS OF THE SOUTH PADRE ISLAND JETTIES. SOME  
OVERWASH OF TIDES DURING HIGH TIDE SENDING WATER NEAR THE DUNE  
LINE. DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT, WALKING COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS,  
AND BEACH CHAIRS, UMBRELLAS, AND TRASH CANS MAY BE IMPACTED BY  
THE RUN UP OF WATER. STRONG AND POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING RIP  
CURRENTS AND LARGE SURF ARE LIKELY ALONG AREA BEACHES. RIP  
CURRENTS AND POUNDING ROUGH CAN BE HAZARDOUS AND LIFE  
THREATENING TO EVEN EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN  
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND  
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.  
 
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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