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WHUS44 KHGX 021546  
CFWHGX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  
1046 AM CDT THU NOV 2 2017  
   
..STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED TODAY ALONG THE UPPER TEXAS COAST
 
 
.MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW AND ELEVATED SEAS WILL CREATE AN ELEVATED  
RIP CURRENT RISK TODAY.  
 
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/O.NEW.KHGX.RP.S.0021.171102T1546Z-171103T0000Z/  
BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-MATAGORDA-  
1046 AM CDT THU NOV 2 2017  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A  
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS  
EVENING.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS SWIMMING  
CONDITIONS AT AREA BEACHES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP  
CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.  
 
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. SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.  
 
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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