183  
WHUS44 KHGX 170908  
CFWHGX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  
408 AM CDT MON JUN 17 2019  
 
...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND MINOR COASTAL WATER RUN UP ALONG GULF  
FACING BEACHES...  
 
.STRONG ONSHORE FLOW WILL PRODUCE STRONG RIP CURRENTS ALONG GULF  
FACING BEACHES. THIS MORE PERSISTENT FETCH WILL ALSO PUSH HIGHER  
WATER UP ONTO BOLIVAR PENINSULA BEACHES.  
 
TXZ438-171400-  
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/O.EXT.KHGX.RP.S.0018.000000T0000Z-190617T1400Z/  
GALVESTON ISLAND AND BOLIVAR PENINSULA-  
408 AM CDT MON JUN 17 2019  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS  
MORNING...  
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS  
MORNING...  
 
* HAZARDS...STRENGTHENED RIP CURRENTS AND MINOR COASTAL WAVE  
RUNUP. STRONG GUSTY WINDS WITH A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY  
THIS MORNING WILL BOOST THE WAVE RUN UP ALONG THE BEACHES INCLUDING  
INSIDE THE BAYS.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH MID MORNING.  
 
* LOCATION...GALVESTON BAY AND GALVESTON ISLAND AND BOLIVAR PENINSULA.  
 
* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.  
COASTAL WATER RUNUP MAY PLACE WATER INTO LOW LYING AREAS,  
DUNES AND MAY ACROSS SECTIONS OF HIGHWAY 87.  
 
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.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP  
CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.  
 
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.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
TXZ436-437-171400-  
/O.EXT.KHGX.RP.S.0018.000000T0000Z-190617T1400Z/  
BRAZORIA ISLANDS-MATAGORDA ISLANDS-  
408 AM CDT MON JUN 17 2019  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS  
MORNING...  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH MONDAY MID MORNING.  
 
* IMPACTS...STRONG GUSTY WINDS WITH THE STRONG THUNDERSTORMS EARLY  
THIS MORNING MAY BRIEFLY ENHANCE THE ALREADY HIGH RIP CURRENT  
RISK WITHIN 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.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP  
CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.  
 
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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