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Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KLOX
Issued 1/10/2019 9:25 PM US/Pacific.
Valid through 1/18/2019 9:00 PM US/Pacific.
whus46 klox 172210
santa barbara county south coast-
210 pm pst thu jan 17 2019
...high surf advisory remains in effect until 9 pm pst friday...
* surf...breaking waves of 5 to 8 feet will build rapidly to 8 to
12 feet tonight and friday morning. the surf will begin to
subside by friday evening but could persist into early saturday.
* tides and potential for coastal flooding...high tides at 6.5
feet at 7 am friday will coincide with the building surf. minor
coastal flooding is possible.
* impacts...there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. large
breaking waves can cause injury...wash people off beaches and
rocks...and capsize small boats near shore. minor coastal
flooding is possible over the beaches. no significant damage
a high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area...producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions. swim near a lifeguard. if caught
in a rip current, relax and float. don't swim against the
current. if able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. if
unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.
Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KMTR
Issued 1/17/2019 2:21 PM US/Pacific.
Valid through 1/18/2019 5:00 PM US/Pacific.
whus46 kmtr 172221
coastal hazard message
national weather service san francisco bay area
221 pm pst thu jan 17 2019
coastal north bay including point reyes national seashore-
san francisco peninsula coast-northern monterey bay-
southern monterey bay and big sur coast-
221 pm pst thu jan 17 2019
...high surf warning remains in effect until 5 pm pst friday...
* waves and surf...breaking waves 25 to 35 feet, with favored
locations occasionally exceeding 45 feet.
* timing...energetic waves will continue through thursday night
before gradually subsiding on friday.
* impacts...large breaking waves along the coast will lead to
increased wave run-up on beaches with waves topping and
washing over large rocks and jetties. they can easily move
large logs and other beach debris and cause localized beach
erosion. use extreme caution near the surf zone as these large
waves will be capable of sweeping people into the frigid and
turbulent ocean water. cold water shock may cause cardiac
arrest, and it also can cause an involuntary gasp reflex
causing drowning, even for a good swimmer. the surf zone will
be very dangerous due to strong currents and powerful breaking
a high surf warning indicates that dangerous, battering waves are
expected to pound the shoreline, bringing potentially damaging
and life-threatening conditions. it is advised that people remain
away from the shoreline during this event, especially staying off
rocks, jetties and beaches.