Matagorda Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:48 AM CDT Oct. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 7 PM CDT this

* hazards... strong rip currents and elevated tide levels

* timing... through 7 PM CDT today

* location... Gulf-facing beaches between the Matagorda Ship
Channel and High Island

* potential impacts... strong rip currents will cause hazardous
conditions for people going into the water. Elevated tide
levels could cause minor flooding during the times of high
tide in low lying areas including Highway 87 on the Bolivar
Peninsula and the Blue Water Highway near Surfside.

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.