Palacios, TX

4:50 PM CDT on August 17, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Green Acres | | Change Station

Elev 14 ft 28.72 °N, 96.22 °W | Updated 21 seconds ago

Clear
Clear
89.2 °F
Feels Like 112 °F
N
3.8
Wind Variable Wind from SE
Gusts 4.9 mph

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 30.01 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Heat Index 112 °F
Dew Point 83 °F
Humidity 82%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:55 AM 8:01 PM
Waning Crescent, 19% visible
METAR KPSX 172053Z AUTO 17011KT 10SM CLR 32/24 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP160 T03170244 58016
Pressure 30.01 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Heat Index 112 °F
Dew Point 83 °F
Humidity 82%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:55 AM 8:01 PM
Waning Crescent, 19% visible
METAR KPSX 172053Z AUTO 17011KT 10SM CLR 32/24 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP160 T03170244 58016

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Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:03 AM CDT Aug. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk in effect through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
high rip current risk, which is in effect through this evening.

* Timing... through this evening.

* Impacts... strong and potentially life threatening rip currents
are possible along Gulf-facing beaches of the Upper Texas coast.

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.




Heat Advisory
Issued: 3:02 PM CDT Aug. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...

* event... heat index values between 104 and 110 degrees across
the advisory area.

* Timing... this afternoon.

* Impact... prolonged exposure to the heat and/or exertion
outdoors without proper hydration and other precautionary
actions may result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency - call 911.

Each year... a number of fatalities occur nationwide due to
children accidentally being left in vehicles during the Summer
months. In the past dozen years... 500 children have died due to
hyperthermia after being left in or gaining access to cars. Never
leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle not even for a
minute. Remember... beat the heat... check the backseat.