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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
853 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

CAZ001-002-201300-
/O.CON.KEKA.SU.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-141221T0200Z/
REDWOOD COAST-MENDOCINO COAST-
853 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST SATURDAY...

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

* TIMING...SURF RAPIDLY BUILDING THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.
  THE LARGE SURF WILL CONTINUE INTO 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.

THE COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON.
MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AGAIN SATURDAY MORNING...AND
ANOTHER ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED AT THAT TIME.

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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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
337 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

CAZ001-002-202345-
REDWOOD COAST-MENDOCINO COAST-
337 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST SATURDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT.

HIGH SURF IS EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY. BREAKER HEIGHTS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE 20 TO 25 FEET.

HIGH ASTRONOMICAL TIDES ARE EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.
PERSISTENT SOUTHERLY WINDS ARE KEEPING TIDES 0.5 TO 1 FT ABOVE
PREDICTED LEVELS. THIS WILL LIKELY CAUSE MINOR SALT WATER FLOODING
OF LOW LYING AREAS ON THE NORTHWEST CA COAST. IN ADDITION, LARGE SURF
COINCIDING WITH THE HIGH TIDE WILL ALLOW WAVES TO PUSH MUCH
FARTHER UP BEACHES AND POTENTIALLY IMACT AREAS THAT TYPICALLY
REMAIN DRY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

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