Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
1248 PM PST TUE FEB 9 2016

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-100400-
/O.CON.KMTR.BH.S.0003.000000T0000Z-160210T0400Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
1248 PM PST TUE FEB 9 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST THIS
EVENING...

* WAVES... WEST TO NORTHWEST SWELL 7 TO 8 FEET AT 13 TO 15
  SECONDS. OFFSHORE WINDS WILL ALLOW FOR LARGER WAVES.

* HAZARDS... INCREASED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE
  BREAK.

* TIMING... NOW THROUGH 8PM TUESDAY.

* LOCATION...COASTLINE FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH THROUGH MONTEREY
  COUNTY.

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.

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