Galveston Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 7:43 PM CDT Oct. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement in effect through Saturday evening...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
beach hazards statement for elevated water levels and a high risk
of rip currents, which is in effect through Saturday evening.

* Hazards... elevated tide and water levels. High risk of rip
currents and longshore currents.

* Timing... through 9 PM CDT Saturday.

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

* Potential impacts... strong rip currents will cause hazardous
swimming conditions at area beaches. Elevated tide levels could
cause minor flooding around the times of high tide in low lying
areas including Highway 87 and Highway 124 on the Bolivar
Peninsula, the Blue Water Highway and beach drive in 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.