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

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
550 PM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

...VERY LARGE LONG PERIOD SOUTHWESTERLY SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO
RESULT IN STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE BREAK ALONG SOUTH
FACING BEACHES THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

CAZ505-529-181200-
/O.CON.KMTR.BH.S.0007.000000T0000Z-140918T1200Z/
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
550 PM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT
THURSDAY...

* LOCATION...COASTAL SECTIONS OF MARIN AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES.
  IN PARTICULAR SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES...INCLUDING
  BUT NOT LIMITED TO...STINSON BEACH...SANTA CRUZ BOARDWALK
  BEACH AND TWIN LAKES BEACH.

* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE BREAK
  DUE TO SOUTHWESTERLY SWELL AS HIGH AS 6 TO 8 FEET EVERY 16
  SECONDS THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

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.

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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