Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Eureka, CA

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
306 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

CAZ001-002-191130-
/O.CON.KEKA.SU.Y.0006.141219T2200Z-141221T0200Z/
REDWOOD COAST-MENDOCINO COAST-
306 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO 6 PM
PST SATURDAY...

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES 22 TO 25 FEET ALONG WEST AND
  NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...SURF RAPIDLY BUILDING FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY
  NIGHT. LARGE SURF WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES ALONG THE COAST WILL LEAD TO
  INCREASED WAVE RUN-UP ON BEACHES WITH WAVES TOPPING AND
  WASHING OVER LARGE ROCKS AND JETTIES. THESE LARGE WAVES CAN BE
  ERRATIC AND UNPREDICTABLE. USE EXTRA CAUTION NEAR THE SURF
  ZONE AS THESE LARGE WAVES WILL BE CAPABLE OF SWEEPING PEOPLE
  INTO THE FRIGID AND TURBULENT OCEAN WATERS. MARINERS
  TRAVERSING THE BAR ARE URGED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION
  ESPECIALLY DURING MAX EBB WHICH IS PREDICTED TO OCCUR AROUND 1
  PM...OR STAY IN PORT UNTIL THE THREAT SUBSIDES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

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