Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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WHUS46 KMTR 082133
CFWMTR

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
133 PM PST MON FEB 8 2016

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-090400-
/O.CON.KMTR.BH.S.0002.000000T0000Z-160209T0400Z/
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 PST MON FEB 8 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST THIS
EVENING...

* WAVES...BUILDING WESTERLY SWELL TODAY OF 6 TO 8 FEET WITH A
  PERIOD OF 17 SECONDS...BECOMING 15 SECONDS THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...INCREASED RISK OF SNEAKER WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS
  THROUGH THE DAY.

* TIMING...MONDAY.

* LOCATION...COASTLINE FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH THROUGH MONTEREY
  COUNTY. IN PARTICULAR WEST FACING BEACHES...INCLUDING BUT NOT
  LIMITED TO...OCEAN BEACH...MONTARA STATE BEACH...HALF MOON BAY
  STATE BEACH...MANRESA STATE BEACH AND MARINA STATE BEACH

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.

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.

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