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urgent - immediate broadcast requested
coastal hazard message
national weather service san francisco bay area
431 am pdt sat apr 19 2014

...large northwesterly swell expected sunday and sunday night...

a storm system pushing towards the british columbia coast is
generating a large northwest swell which is expected to arrive to
the northern and central california coast sunday morning. these
large waves will result in strong rip currents large surf and
possible sneaker waves.

san francisco-
coastal north bay...including point reyes national seashore-
san francisco peninsula coast-northern monterey bay-
southern monterey bay and big sur coast-
431 am pdt sat apr 19 2014

...high surf advisory remains in effect from 5 am sunday to 5 am
pdt monday...

* waves and surf...northwest swell initially 5 to 8 feet at 18
  seconds will build to 13 to 15 feet at 15 to 16 seconds sunday
  morning and afternoon.

* timing...initial forerunner waves will arrive late saturday 
  night early sunday morning. waves will build through the day 

* impacts...large surf is expected at exposed beaches such as 
  ocean beach. strong rip currents are expected along the entire 
  coast from sonoma county south into monterey county. a 
  heightened risk of sneaker waves is expected... especially on 
  steeper beaches like carmel river beach and montara state 

precautionary/preparedness actions...

a high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area...producing rip currents...sneaker waves and
localized beach erosion. please never turn your back to the ocean
and avoid climbing on and fishing from rocks and jetties.



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