Weather Alerts for Galveston

Issued by the National Weather Service

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement

Areas Affected:
Matagorda Islands - Brazoria Islands - Galveston Island - Bolivar Peninsula
Effective: Fri, 5/24 3:54am Updated: Fri, 5/24 5:50am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 5/24 9:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

* WHAT...High risk of rip currents and above normal surf. Water
levels around 1 foot above normal.

* WHERE...Gulf-facing beaches, including the Matagorda
Peninsula, Brazoria County beaches, Galveston Island and the
Bolivar Peninsula.

* WHEN...Through this evening.

If at the beach, swim near a lifeguard and away from rocks,
jetties and piers. In addition, don't swim at the eastern or
western tips of Galveston Island. Tidal currents and rip currents
are always dangerous there. If caught in a rip current, do not
panic and swim parallel to the shore.