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coastal hazard message
national weather service los angeles/oxnard ca
307 am pdt mon oct 20 2014
...high surf for the central coast this evening through midday
.a large northwest swell will move into the southwestern
california coastal waters today. beaches on the central coast
will have surf of 8 to 12 feet with local sets to 14 feet this
evening through midday wednesday. the highest surf will be on west
to northwest facing beaches. in addition... there will be an
increasing risk of dangerous rip currents and minor coastal
flooding especially during the times of high tide.
san luis obispo county central coast-
santa barbara county central coast-
307 am pdt mon oct 20 2014
...high surf advisory remains in effect from 5 pm this afternoon
to 11 am pdt wednesday...
* surf and of 8 to 12 feet with local sets to 14
feet will affect west to northwest facing beaches this evening
through midday wednesday. the surf will be largest on tuesday.
* impacts...dangerous swimming and surf conditions and a high risk
of rip currents. sneaker waves...which are much larger waves
that can suddenly inundate jetties... rocks... and beaches near
the waters' edge... can present a life-threatening hazard. minor
coastal flooding will be possible during the times of high tide.
precautionary/preparedness actions...
a high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area...producing rip currents and localized beach
remember...if caught in a rip current...swim parallel to shore
until you are free of the powerful current. always swim near a
whus46 kmtr 200348
urgent - immediate broadcast requested
coastal hazard message
national weather service san francisco bay area
848 pm pdt sun oct 19 2014
...long period swells arriving tonight with larger swells
arriving monday and tuesday...
a pacific storm in the gulf of alaska has generated large west to
northwest swells that are headed towards the california coast.
the first set of swells will arrive tonight with swell period
becoming 18 to 20 seconds while swell height will remain 4 to
6 feet. swell height will increase overnight and become 11 to
13 feet monday and tuesday with swell period 14 to 16 seconds.
this will result in large breakers along the beaches with an
increased risk of sneaker waves and rip currents.
san francisco-
coastal north bay...including point reyes national seashore-
san francisco peninsula coast-northern monterey bay-
southern monterey bay and big sur coast-
848 pm pdt sun oct 19 2014
...beach hazards statement remains in effect from 3 am pdt monday
through tuesday evening...
* location...coastline from sonoma county south through monterey
county. in particular west and northwest facing beaches...
including but not limited to...ocean beach...montara state
beach...halfmoon bay state beach...manresa state beach and
marina state beach.
* timing...late sunday night through tuesday night.
* impacts...large breakers with increased risk of rip currents
and sneaker waves.
precautionary/preparedness actions...
a beach hazard statement for rip currents means that conditions
are present to support a heightened risk of strong rip currents.
rip currents are typically more frequent and stronger in the
vicinity of jetties...inlets...and piers. swimmers caught in a
rip current should swim parallel to the coast to escape the rip
current before trying to swim for shore. swimmers should always
swim near a lifeguard.
a beach hazard statement for sneaker waves means that conditions
are present to support a heightened risk of unsuspecting beach
goers being swept into the sea by a wave. people walking along
the beach should never turn their back to the sea. fisherman
should avoid fishing from rocks or jetties.
please visit the following website to share your thoughts on the
new beach hazards statement...

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