Beach Hazards

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
133 PM PDT SAT OCT 19 2013

…A LONG PERIOD NORTHWEST SWELL IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT THE
COAST LATE SUNDAY EVENING…

.A LONG PERIOD NORTHWEST SWELL WILL ARRIVE TO THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
CALIFORNIA COAST LATE SUNDAY EVENING. THIS SWELL WILL RESULT IN SNEAKER
WAVES…LARGE SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS.

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SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY…INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
133 PM PDT SAT OCT 19 2013

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS
ISSUED A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR SNEAKER WAVES…STRONG RIP
CURRENTS AND LARGE SURF…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATION…THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST STRETCHING
FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH TO SOUTHERN MONTEREY COUNTY.

* TIMING…THE SWELL TRAIN WILL ARRIVE LATE SUNDAY EVENING AND
WILL PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…SNEAKER WAVES WHICH ARE CAPABLE OF WASHING PEOPLE INTO
THE SEA FROM BEACHES AND ROCKS…STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE
SURF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT
MEANS THAT POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS MAY EXIST ON SPECIFIC
BEACHES. THESE HAZARDS MAY INCLUDE LARGE SHORE BREAK…STRONG RIP
CURRENTS AND POSSIBLY SNEAKER WAVES. ALL OF WHICH COULD BE LIFE
THREATENING. FISHERMEN SHOULD AVOID FISHING FROM ROCKS AND JETTIES.
BE SURE TO ALWAYS KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE OCEAN.

~ by bigsurkate on October 19, 2013.

One Response to “Beach Hazards”

  1. Wowsa. Powerful nature en route.

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