...Rip current risk remains in effect through late Wednesday night... ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 10 PM this evening to noon CDT Wednesday...
The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a coastal Flood Advisory for Nueces and Kleberg counties...which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to noon CDT Wednesday.
* Coastal flooding...an increase in long period swell combined with high tide and east to southeast wind will lead to minor tidal overflow along Gulf facing beaches...and possibly portions of North Beach. Water levels are expected to reach around 2.0 feet above mean sea level tonight...mainly along Gulf beaches from Port Aransas and points south.
* Timing...rip current threat through Wednesday evening. Coastal flooding threat from 10 PM tonight through midday Wednesday.
* Impacts...dangerous rip currents will continue to occur along the Gulf facing beaches of the middle Texas coast. Both the strength and frequency of these rip currents will result in surf that is dangerous for swimmers...especially around jetties and piers. Minor tidal overflow may result in water reaching the dunes in some locations...making driving along area beaches hazardous at times.
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.
A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.