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 BAY AREA
803 AM PST WED DEC 24 2014

...OCCASIONALLY LARGE SURF EXPECTED TODAY PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN
VISITING BEACHES...

.AN APPROACHING STORM IS GENERATING POWERFUL LONG PERIOD SWELL THAT
WILL IMPACT REGIONAL BEACHES TODAY. IN ADDITION...THE TIDAL CYCLE
WILL REMAIN EXAGGERATED WHICH WILL RESULT IN HIGHER HIGH TIDES.
EXPECT UNPREDICTABLE SNEAKER WAVES...RIP CURRENTS...AND LIMITED
ACCESS TO NARROW BEACHES AND COVES TODAY. PEOPLE VISITING BEACHES
TODAY ARE URGED TO REMAIN VIGILANT OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS. LARGE
SNEAKER WAVES CAN APPEAR AT ANY TIME SO DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK TO
THE OCEAN IF YOU ARE NEAR THE WATER.

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-250200-
/O.NEW.KMTR.BH.S.0018.141224T1603Z-141225T0200Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
803 AM PST WED DEC 24 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS
ISSUED A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR SNEAKER WAVES... WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING.

* LOCATION... COASTLINE FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH THROUGH MONTEREY
  COUNTY. IN PARTICULAR STEEP WEST FACING BEACHES...INCLUDING BUT
  NOT LIMITED TO...OCEAN BEACH...MONTARA STATE BEACH AND CARMEL
  RIVER BEACH.

* TIMING... NOW THROUGH AN HOUR AFTER SUNSET.

* IMPACTS... SNEAKER WAVES. RIP CURRENTS. A POTENTIAL FOR PEOPLE
  TO LOSE ENTRY AND EXIT TO NARROW BEACHES AND COVES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
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...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS.

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