Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
932 AM PDT THU AUG 21 2014

...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND ELEVATED SURF EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTH
FACING BEACHES FOR LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH THIS
WEEKEND...

.TROPICAL STORM LOWELL WHICH WAS AROUND 1000 MILES SSW OF LOS
ANGELES THIS MORNING WILL BEGIN TO SEND INCREASING SWELLS AND
SURF TO SOUTH FACING BEACHES ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH
THIS WEEKEND. EXPECT A SOUTHERLY SWELL TO INCREASE TO 4 FEET
TODAY WITH A MODERATE 12 SECOND PERIOD. THIS WILL GENERATE STRONG
RIP CURRENTS ALONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES AS WELL AS
LONG SHORE CURRENTS. BY FRIDAY NIGHT SWELLS ARE EXPECTED TO
INCREASE TO 5 FEET WHERE SURF 5 TO 7 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS TO
8 FEET COULD BE POSSIBLE. THERE WILL BE A CHANCE THAT THE BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT MIGHT NEED TO BE UPGRADED TO A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING FOR SOUTH FACING
BEACHES...INCLUDING ZUMA...MALIBU...CABRILLO BEACHES AS WELL AS
SOUTH FACING BEACHES ACROSS SOUTHERN VENTURA COUNTY.

CAZ040-041-087-220045-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0014.000000T0000Z-140825T0000Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA ISLAND-
932 AM PDT THU AUG 21 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

* HAZARDS...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK DUE TO ELEVATED SURF AND
  MODERATE PERIOD SWELLS.

* TIMING...MID MORNING TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATION...SOUTH FACING BEACHES WILL BE THE MOST AFFECTED
  INCLUDING ZUMA...MALIBU...CABRILLO BEACHES AS WELL AS SOUTHERN
  VENTURA COUNTY BEACHES INCLUDING POINT MUGU AREA. THERE WILL
  ALSO BE LONG SHORE CURRENTS THAT COULD AFFECT WEST FACING
  BEACHES AS WELL.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS WILL
  CREATE DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY FOR
  INEXPERIENCED SWIMMERS.

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.

&&

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