Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
848 PM PDT SUN OCT 19 2014

...LONG PERIOD SWELLS ARRIVING TONIGHT WITH LARGER SWELLS
ARRIVING MONDAY AND TUESDAY...

A PACIFIC STORM IN THE GULF OF ALASKA HAS GENERATED LARGE WEST TO
NORTHWEST SWELLS THAT ARE HEADED TOWARDS THE CALIFORNIA COAST.
THE FIRST SET OF SWELLS WILL ARRIVE TONIGHT WITH SWELL PERIOD
BECOMING 18 TO 20 SECONDS WHILE SWELL HEIGHT WILL REMAIN 4 TO
6 FEET. SWELL HEIGHT WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT AND BECOME 11 TO
13 FEET MONDAY AND TUESDAY WITH SWELL PERIOD 14 TO 16 SECONDS.
THIS WILL RESULT IN LARGE BREAKERS ALONG THE BEACHES WITH AN
INCREASED RISK OF SNEAKER WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS.

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-202015-
/O.CON.KMTR.BH.S.0012.141020T1000Z-141022T0400Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
848 PM PDT SUN OCT 19 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM PDT MONDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

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

* TIMING...LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKERS WITH INCREASED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
  AND SNEAKER WAVES.

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.

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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