Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
231 AM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...LONG PERIOD NORTHWEST SWELL BRINGS THREAT OF BEACH HAZARDS ON
TUESDAY...

.VERY LONG PERIOD FORERUNNER WAVES ARE ARRIVING BEFORE THE
PREDAWN HOURS ON TUESDAY MORNING. THE SWELL HEIGHTS WILL INCREASE
THROUGH THE DAY AND WILL BRING THE THREAT OF BEACH HAZARDS
PRIMARILY TO WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES ALONG THE CENTRAL
COAST INTO TUESDAY EVENING. HAZARDS INCLUDE AN INCREASED RISK OF
RIP CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES...AND LARGE SHORE BREAKS.

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-282215-
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SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
231 AM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM PDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR LARGE SHORE BREAKS...INCREASED RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS...AND INCREASED CHANCE OF SNEAKER WAVES...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 7 AM PDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...LARGE SHORE BREAKS...RIP CURRENTS...AND SNEAKER WAVES.

* TIMING...TUESDAY SUNRISE TO SUNSET.

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

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...LARGE SHORE BREAKS COULD INJURE BEACHGOERS.
  SNEAKER WAVES COULD KNOCK UNSUSPECTING PEOPLE INTO THE COLD...
  TURBULENT OCEAN. RIP CURRENTS COULD PULL PEOPLE OUT TO SEA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT MEANS THE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS
CONDITIONS MAY EXIST ON SPECIFIC BEACHES. THESE HAZARDS MAY
INCLUDE LARGE SHORE BREAK...STRONG RIP CURRENTS...AND POSSIBLY
SNEAKER WAVES. ALL OF WHICH COULD BE LIFE THREATENING. BE SURE TO
ALWAYS KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE OCEAN.

&&

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