Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
1125 AM PDT SUN AUG 30 2015

....INCREASED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG WEST FACING BEACHES
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

A LONG PERIOD WESTERLY SWELL TRAIN ALONG WITH LOCALLY GENERATED
WAVES ARE IMPACTING THE COAST TODAY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL PROMOTE
PERIODS OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS AT THE BEACHES TODAY...ESPECIALLY
ON WESTERLY FACING BEACHES. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE THIS
AFTERNOON WHICH SHOULD DISRUPT THE RIP CURRENT ACTIVITY.

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-310400-
/O.CON.KMTR.BH.S.0006.000000T0000Z-150831T0400Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
1125 AM PDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

* LOCATION... ALL BEACHES ALONG THE COAST FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH
  INTO MONTEREY COUNTY...LONG SANDY WEST FACING BEACHES CAN BE
  ESPECIALLY PRONE TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS TODAY.

* TIMING...THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY THROUGH 9PM THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS... EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE
  BREAK.

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.

&&

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