584  
WHUS44 KHGX 231200  
CFWHGX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  
700 AM CDT SAT JUN 23 2018  
   
..HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY
 
 
.STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES WILL  
CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. BEACHGOERS SHOULD MAKE SURE TO SWIM  
NEAR A LIFEGUARD IF ENTERING THE WATER.  
 
TXZ436>438-240100-  
/O.NEW.KHGX.RP.S.0020.180623T1200Z-180624T0100Z/  
BRAZORIA ISLANDS-GALVESTON ISLAND AND BOLIVAR PENINSULA-  
MATAGORDA ISLANDS-  
700 AM CDT SAT JUN 23 2018  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A  
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS  
EVENING.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS AT GULF-FACING  
BEACHES, ESPECIALLY NEAR PIERS, JETTIES, AND ROCK GROINS.  
 
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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