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Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KLOX
Issued 10/19/2014 5:46 PM US/Pacific.
Valid through 10/22/2014 11:00 AM US/Pacific.
whus46 klox 210136
san luis obispo county central coast-
santa barbara county central coast-
636 pm pdt mon oct 20 2014
...high surf advisory remains in effect until 11 am pdt
* surf and timing...surf of 10 to 12 feet with local sets to 14
feet will affect west to northwest facing beaches this evening
through wednesday morning. 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
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
Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KMTR
Issued 10/18/2014 7:57 PM US/Pacific.
Valid through 10/22/2014 3:00 AM US/Pacific.
whus46 kmtr 210404
urgent - immediate broadcast requested
coastal hazard message
national weather service san francisco bay area
904 pm pdt mon oct 20 2014
...large long period swells tonight and tuesday...
a pacific storm in the gulf of alaska has generated large west to
northwest swells that will continue to increase over the coastal
waters tonight and tuesday with swell heights of 11 to 13 feet
at 14 to 16 seconds expected. this will result in large breakers
along the beaches with an increased risk of sneaker waves and rip
coastal north bay...including point reyes national seashore-
san francisco peninsula coast-northern monterey bay-
southern monterey bay and big sur coast-
904 pm pdt mon oct 20 2014
...beach hazards statement remains in effect through late tuesday
* 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...half moon bay state beach...manresa state beach and
marina state beach.
* timing...through tuesday night.
* impacts...large breakers with increased risk of rip currents
and sneaker waves.
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...