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Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KLOX
Issued 1/16/2017 6:21 PM US/Pacific.
Valid through 1/23/2017 10:00 PM US/Pacific.
whus46 klox 172150
catalina and santa barbara islands-
150 pm pst tue jan 17 2017
...beach hazards statement remains in effect from thursday
morning through monday evening...
* hazards...surf of 3 to 6 feet will impact exposed west facing
beaches through this evening. surf will subside some tonight
and wednesday. another large long period west swell will bring
high surf to area beaches thursday through monday...with a
chance of much larger...damaging surf late friday through
saturday. surf of 8 to 13 feet thursday and friday will
possibly build to 15 feet or higher late friday and saturday.
the surf will begin to subside sunday into monday...but is
expected to remain above high surf thresholds.
* impacts...large...powerful and potentially damaging surf will
create dangerous ocean conditions. coastal erosion and coastal
flooding will be possible. frequent strong rip currents and
long-shore currents are expected. much larger waves may occur
without warning...which can wash people off their feet in the
surf zone or off of rocks and jetties.
a high surf outlook is issued when high surf is expected to
affect beaches in the advisory area...producing rip currents and
the potential for beach erosion.
if you do not have to be in the water...stay on the shore. stay
off rocks and jetties and away from the waters edge to avoid
being swept away by larger waves...which may occur without
warning. never turn your back to the ocean.