Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
154 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...HIGH ASTRONOMICAL TIDES AND ELEVATED SURF TO CREATE STRONG RIP
CURRENTS AND MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW...

.A LONG PERIOD WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL GENERATE ELEVATED SURF
ALONG EXPOSED WEST FACING BEACHES IN SAN DIEGO AND ORANGE
COUNTIES THIS WEEKEND THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. ASTRONOMICAL HIGH
TIDES ABOVE 7 FEET EACH MORNING...COMBINED WITH THE ELEVATED
SURF...MAY CAUSE MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW IN LOW-LYING BEACH AREAS.
STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE THROUGH THE PERIOD.
CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

CAZ042-043-211000-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0029.000000T0000Z-141223T1800Z/
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
154 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

* SURF...4 TO 7 FEET AT EXPOSED WEST-FACING BEACHES THROUGH
  EARLY SUNDAY. ISOLATED SETS TO 8 FEET POSSIBLE BETWEEN LA JOLLA
  AND POINT LOMA. 3 TO 5 FEET ELSEWHERE.

* LOCATIONS...HIGHEST SURF ALONG EXPOSED WEST-FACING BEACHES...
  ESPECIALLY NORTH OF NEWPORT BEACH IN ORANGE COUNTY AND SOUTH
  OF DEL MAR IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

* TIMING...SURF PEAKING TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING...THEN SLOWLY
  LOWERING SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY. MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW
  SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY MORNINGS. STRONG RIP CURRENTS TODAY
  THROUGH TUESDAY.

* TIDES...HIGH TIDES AROUND 7 FEET BETWEEN ABOUT 7 AM AND 9 AM
  EACH DAY.

* IMPACTS...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN
  DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. MINOR FLOODING OF LOW-LYING
  AREAS ALONG THE BEACH IS POSSIBLE...INCLUDING BEACH PARKING
  LOTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS STRONG
RIP CURRENTS...ELEVATED SURF HEIGHTS...MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW...OR
LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE AT LOCAL BEACHES. OBEY POSTED WARNING
SIGNS AND FLAGS AND TALK TO A LIFEGUARD BEFORE SWIMMING. USE
CAUTION WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER AND ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

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JJT

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