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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
200 PM PDT THU MAR 26 2015

...OUTLOOK FOR ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS ALONG SOUTH
FACING BEACHES OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA FRIDAY THROUGH THE
WEEKEND...

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SWELL WILL BEGIN TO MOVE INTO
THE COASTAL WATERS ON FRIDAY. THIS WILL BRING RISING SURF AND AN
INCREASING RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND SNEAKER WAVES TO AREA
BEACHES FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE LARGEST SURF IS EXPECTED
ALONG SOUTHERLY FACING BEACHES LATE FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...AND
ELEVATED SURF MAY PERSIST THROUGH MONDAY. RIP CURRENTS WILL
LIKELY BE MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER THAN USUAL...AND THERE WILL
BE STRONG LONG-SHORE CURRENTS AS WELL. SNEAKER WAVES ARE MOST
LIKELY EARLY IN THE EVENT AS THE LONGER PERIOD SWELLS ARRIVE.
BEACH GOERS MAY SEE LULLS IN WAVE ACTIVITY BROKEN BY MUCH LARGER
WAVES THAT APPEAR SUDDENLY. AVOID WALKING ON ROCKS OR JETTIES
NEAR THE WATERS EDGE AND NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON THE OCEAN.

CAZ039>041-087-549-550-270500-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0006.150327T1200Z-150329T2300Z/
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
SAN MIGUEL AND SANTA ROSA ISLANDS-SANTA CRUZ AND ANACAPA ISLANDS-
200 PM PDT THU MAR 26 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* HAZARDS AND TIMING...SURF WILL BUILD TO 3 TO 6 FEET BY FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON ON SOUTH FACING BEACHES AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE
  WEEKEND. FREQUENT STRONG RIP CURRENTS...STRONG LONG-SHORE
  CURRENTS AND SNEAKER WAVES WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME.
  THE ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS MAY PERSIST THROUGH
  MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...ELEVATED SURF WILL BRING STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND
  LONG-SHORE CURRENTS TO AREA BEACHES...ALONG WITH A RISK OF
  SNEAKER WAVES. LONG PERIOD SWELL ALSO CAUSES MORE POWERFUL
  SURF AND A POTENTIAL FOR MINOR BEACH EROSION DURING TIMES OF
  HIGH TIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS TO BEACH AND
SURF ZONE SAFETY ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. CAUTION SHOULD BE
USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER. STAY NEAR OCCUPIED LIFEGUARD
TOWERS AND NEVER SWIM ALONE. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE SHORE.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
600 AM PDT THU MAR 26 2015

CAZ034>041-044>046-051>054-059-087-088-547-548-271300-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-SANTA YNEZ VALLEY-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-CUYAMA VALLEY-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
ANTELOPE VALLEY-CATALINA ISLAND-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-
600 AM PDT THU MAR 26 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA.

.DAY ONE... TODAY AND TONIGHT

THERE WILL BE AN ELEVATED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IN THE SURF ZONE
TODAY AND TONIGHT.

* HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK......SEE FZUS56 KLOX - SRFLOX FOR DETAILS *

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN... FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

THERE WILL BE AN ELEVATED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IN THE SURF ZONE
THROUGH SUNDAY.

* HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK......SEE FZUS56 KLOX - SRFLOX FOR DETAILS *

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

RORKE






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