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Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KLOX
Issued 3/21/2017 2:00 PM US/Pacific.
Valid through 3/23/2017 6:00 PM US/Pacific.
whus46 klox 222200
santa barbara county south coast-
300 pm pdt wed mar 22 2017
...beach hazards statement now in effect through thursday
* hazards...dangerous rip currents and sneaker waves are expected
on west facing coastal areas due to elevated and strong surf of
3 to 5 feet. the highest surf is expected on thursday.
* impacts...there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. sneaker
waves can suddenly wash people off of beaches and rock
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.