... Coastal Flood Advisory now in effect until 7 PM CDT Saturday...
... High rip current risk now in effect through Saturday evening...
* coastal flooding... water levels around 2 feet above mean sea
level at times of high tide.
* Timing... water levels along the Gulf will be the highest several
hours before and after high tide... mainly Friday morning into
early Friday afternoon and again Saturday afternoon.
* Impacts... include but are not limited to... when water levels
reach 1 and 3/4 feet above mean sea level... two thirds of the
beach are under water. At 2 feet above mean sea level...
several beach access roads become flooded. Minor flooding
along area beaches may occur. Steady periods of water at the
dunes may occur. Water may flood portions of Laguna shores
drive in Flour Bluff. North Beach may experience minor
flooding. Rip currents will lead to dangerous conditions for
even experienced swimmers.
A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.
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 and the beach
patrol. Pay attention to flags and posted signs.
If you become caught in a rip current... do not panic. Remain calm
and begin to swim parallel to shore. Once you are away from the
force of the rip current... begin to swim back to the beach. Do
not attempt to swim directly against a rip current. Even a strong
swimmer can become exhausted quickly.
... Record high minimum temperature tied at Corpus Christi
A record high minimum temperature of 76 degrees occurred at Corpus
Christi yesterday. This ties the record of 76 degrees set in 2002.