A moderate to occasionally strong onshore flow is expected
tonight into Wednesday. This will lead to increasing swells that
will impact the beaches of the Middle Texas coast. Swells with
long periods will maintain a high risk for rip currents tonight
into Wednesday. With elevated astronomical tides combined with the
moderate to occasionally strong onshore flow and building swells,
minor tidal overflow is expected for the beaches of the Middle
Texas coast Wednesday morning.
The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a
Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect from 4 AM to 1 PM CDT
* COASTAL FLOODING…Water levels at the time of high tide will
be near 1.0 foot of inundation (2 feet above mean sea level)
for Gulf-facing beaches.
* Timing…High risk for rip currents tonight through Wednesday
evening, with coastal flooding from early Wednesday morning
until around noon.
* IMPACTS…Strong rip currents are expected along gulf-facing
beaches, especially near piers and jetties. These rip currents
can become life-threatening to anyone entering the surf. Poor
driving conditions are expected as water reaches the dunes,
mainly during high tide cycle. Some beach access roads will be
Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don’t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.
A Coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.