Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
450 PM PDT TUE MAY 31 2016

...STRONG RIP CURRENTS WITH ELEVATED SURF ACROSS SOUTH FACING
BEACHES THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTHERLY SWELL GENERATED FROM A STORM COMPLEX
SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR HAS ARRIVED...RESULTING IN THE IMMEDIATE
ISSUANCE OF THIS BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT. STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND
SNEAKER WAVES WILL BE LIKELY THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...ALONG WITH
POTENTIAL MINOR BEACH EROSION AND HARBOR WALKWAY FLOODING BY
THURSDAY EVENING AS HIGH TIDES CONTINUE TO INCREASE.

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VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
450 PM PDT TUE MAY 31 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS WILL
  BECOME WIDESPREAD AS A LONG PERIOD SOUTH SWELL BUILDS INTO THE
  COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. ELEVATED SURF OF 4 TO 6
  FEET WILL BE COMMON ACROSS SOUTH FACING BEACHES THROUGH THURSDAY
  EVENING...WITH LOCAL SETS UP TO 8 FEET ACROSS EXPOSED BEACHES.
  BEACHES OF PARTICULAR CONCERN ARE FROM PORT HUENEME TO MALIBU
  AS WELL AS SANTA MONICA AND AREAS NEAR LONG BEACH.

* TIDES...HIGH TIDES WILL BE INCREASING EACH EVENING...REACHING
  6.5 FEET BY THURSDAY EVENING ACROSS LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
  COUNTIES.

* IMPACTS...THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF OCEAN DROWNING. RIP
  CURRENTS CAN PULL SWIMMERS AND SURFERS OUT TO SEA. SNEAKER WAVES
  CAN SUDDENLY WASH PEOPLE OFF OF BEACHES AND ROCK JETTIES. THE
  COMBINATION OF ELEVATED SURF AND HIGH TIDES COULD GENERATE MINOR
  BEACH EROSION AND MINOR FLOODING OF HARBOR WALKWAYS BY THURSDAY
  EVENING...POSSIBLY PERSISTING INTO FRIDAY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS TO BEACH AND
SURF ZONE SAFETY ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. CAUTION SHOULD BE
USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER. STAY NEAR OCCUPIED LIFEGUARD
TOWERS AND NEVER SWIM ALONE. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE SHORE.

&&

$$

GOMBERG/MUNROE


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