669  
WHUS44 KHGX 212027  
CFWHGX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  
327 PM CDT SAT OCT 21 2017  
 
...ELEVATED TIDE LEVELS AND HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH  
SATURDAY...  
 
.PERSISTENT EASTERLY WINDS HAVE PRODUCED ELEVATED WATERS LEVELS  
ACROSS THE UPPER TEXAS COAST. LOW-LYING ROADS ALONG THE BEACH  
COULD SEE SOME OVERWASH OR MINOR FLOODING AROUND TIMES OF HIGH  
TIDE THROUGH TONIGHT. IN ADDITION, EXPECT A HIGH RISK OF RIP  
CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES. SWIM NEAR A  
LIFEGUARD.  
 
TXZ214-236>238-220200-  
/O.CON.KHGX.BH.S.0014.000000T0000Z-171022T0200Z/  
BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-MATAGORDA-  
327 PM CDT SAT OCT 21 2017  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS  
EVENING...  
 
* HAZARDS...ELEVATED TIDE AND WATER LEVELS. HIGH RISK OF RIP  
CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH 9 PM CDT SATURDAY.  
 
* LOCATION...GULF FACING BEACHES BETWEEN THE MATAGORDA SHIP  
CHANNEL AND HIGH ISLAND .  
 
* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS  
SWIMMING CONDITIONS AT AREA BEACHES. ELEVATED TIDE LEVELS  
COULD CAUSE MINOR FLOODING AROUND THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE IN  
LOW LYING AREAS INCLUDING HIGHWAY 87 AND HIGHWAY 124 ON THE  
BOLIVAR PENINSULA, THE BLUE WATER HIGHWAY AND BEACH DRIVE IN  
SURFSIDE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP  
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES AND OTHER HAZARDS  
CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION  
SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.  
 

 
 

 
 
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