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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
148 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...HIGH ASTRONOMICAL TIDES AND ELEVATED SURF TO CREATE STRONG RIP
CURRENTS AND MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW THROUGH TUESDAY...

.A LONG PERIOD WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE ELEVATED SURF
ALONG EXPOSED WEST FACING BEACHES IN SAN DIEGO AND ORANGE
COUNTIES TODAY. ASTRONOMICAL HIGH TIDES ABOVE 7 FEET EACH
MORNING...COMBINED WITH THE ELEVATED SURF...MAY CAUSE MINOR TIDAL
OVERFLOW IN LOW-LYING BEACH AREAS THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. STRONG
RIP CURRENTS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE THROUGH THE PERIOD.

CAZ042-043-231000-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0029.000000T0000Z-141223T1800Z/
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
148 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

* SURF...3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SETS TO 6 FEET POSSIBLE THROUGH
  THIS AFTERNOON.

* LOCATIONS...HIGHEST SURF ALONG EXPOSED WEST-FACING BEACHES...
  ESPECIALLY NORTH OF NEWPORT BEACH IN ORANGE COUNTY AND SOUTH
  OF DEL MAR IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

* TIMING...SURF SLOWLY LOWERING THROUGH TUESDAY. MINOR TIDAL
  OVERFLOW EACH MORNING AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS THROUGH TUESDAY.

* TIDES...HIGH TIDES AROUND 7 FEET BETWEEN ABOUT 8 AM AND 9 AM
  EACH DAY.

* IMPACTS...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN
  DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. MINOR FLOODING OF LOW-LYING
  AREAS ALONG THE BEACH IS POSSIBLE...INCLUDING BEACH PARKING
  LOTS.

* OUTLOOK...ANOTHER LONG PERIOD WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL ARRIVING
  WEDNESDAY WILL LIKELY CONTINUE ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP
  CURRENTS INTO FRIDAY. LOWERING MORNING HIGH TIDES WILL
  DIMINISH THE RISK OF TIDAL OVERFLOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS STRONG
RIP CURRENTS...ELEVATED SURF HEIGHTS...MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW...OR
LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE AT LOCAL BEACHES. OBEY POSTED WARNING
SIGNS AND FLAGS AND TALK TO A LIFEGUARD BEFORE SWIMMING. USE
CAUTION WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER AND ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

&&

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JJT

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