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NWS reports Coastal Flood Advisory south of Port Aransas

Advisory will be in place until 7 a.m. Sunday
Coastal Flood Advisory in place until 7 a.m. Sunday
Posted at 11:23 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 00:34:08-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coastal Flood Advisory issued by the National Weather Service is in effect until 7 a.m. Sunday south of Port Aransas.

Minor coastal flooding, with approximately 1 foot inundation, is expected along the beaches south of Port Aransas near the time of high tide early Sunday morning.

Tides are currently around 1 foot above astronomical tide, and expect tide levels to peak around 2.2 feet Mean Sea Level (or 1.2 feet inundation) near the time of high tide at Bob Hall Pier.

The advisory was issued at 10:08 p.m. Saturday

If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth. Take necessary actions to protect flood-prone property.

Poor driving conditions are expected as water reaches the dunes, mainly near times of high tide. Some beach access roads will be impassible. High water levels may also approach low areas along the intracoastal waterways and bays. Coastal flood impacts are dependent upon waves as well as tide level. High waves can increase the severity of impacts.

High tide times are expected at Port Aransas at 3 a.m. Sunday and at 3:05 a.m. at Bob Hall Pier, according to the NWS.