Beach driving conditions have been rough due to high tides. The county is working on the top of the beach so most vehicles should be able to make it onto the beach Saturday Morning. There is a forecast for strong rip currents through Saturday. Please be especially careful when in the water and do not swim anywhere near the jetties.

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1028 AM CDT FRI MAY 26 2017

…POTENTIAL FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND ELEVATED TIDES THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT…

.A MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL PRODUCE STRONG RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES TODAY
AND AGAIN SATURDAY. THE ROUGH SURF AND POTENTIAL RIP CURRENTS WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS
SWIMMING CONDITIONS THROUGH SATURDAY. SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD AND AWAY FROM STRUCTURES
SUCH AS JETTIES AND PIERS. THE STRONG ONSHORE WIND HAS ALSO PRODUCED ELEVATED TIDES
AND MINOR COASTAL FLOODING COULD BE POSSIBLE AT HIGH TIDE NEAR THE HIGHWAY 87 AND 124
INTERSECTION EARLY SATURDAY AND POSSIBLY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

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1028 AM CDT FRI MAY 26 2017

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS AND ELEVATED TIDES, WHICH IS IN
EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* HAZARDS…STRONG RIP CURRENTS, ELEVATED TIDES AND ROUGH SURF.

* TIMING…THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* LOCATION…UPPER TEXAS COASTLINE.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS AT AREA BEACHES AND MINOR
COASTAL FLOODING ALONG THE BOLIVAR PENINSULA AT HIGH TIDE.

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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