Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Eureka, CA

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
356 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

CAZ001-002-190000-
/O.NEW.KEKA.SU.Y.0006.141219T2200Z-141221T0200Z/
REDWOOD COAST-MENDOCINO COAST-
356 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO 6 PM PST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO 6 PM PST
SATURDAY.

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES 22 TO 25 FEET ALONG WEST AND
  NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...SURF RAPIDLY BUILDING FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY
  NIGHT. LARGE SURF WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

* 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. THESE LARGE WAVES CAN BE ERRATIC
  AND UNPREDICTABLE. USE EXTRA CAUTION NEAR THE SURF ZONE AS THESE
  LARGE WAVES WILL BE CAPABLE OF SWEEPING PEOPLE INTO THE FRIGID
  AND TURBULENT OCEAN WATERS. MARINERS TRAVERSING THE BAR ARE
  URGED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION ESPECIALLY DURING MAX EBB
  WHICH IS PREDICTED TO OCCUR AROUND 1 PM...OR STAY IN PORT UNTIL
  THE THREAT SUBSIDES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

&&

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RPA


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