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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
729 PM PDT FRI JUL 1 2016

...JUST A REMINDER THAT RIP CURRENTS CAN DEVELOP QUICKLY EVEN WHEN
THE WAVES ARE SMALL AND HYPOTHERMIA CAN ALSO SET IN QUICKLY WITH
CURRENT SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO MID 50S...

WAVES ARE EXPECTED TO BE SMALL THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND...HOWEVER...RIP
CURRENTS CAN FORM QUICKLY ESPECIALLY ON GENTLY SLOPING SANDY
BEACHES. ADDITIONALLY...SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES AT THE BEACHES
REMAIN IN THE LOW TO MID 50S. HYPOTHERMIA CAN SET IN QUICKLY WHEN
WATER TEMPERATURES ARE THIS COLD. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND KEEP THIS
INFORMATION IN MIND WHEN VISITING THE BEACHES THIS HOLIDAY
WEEKEND. ALSO ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-021230-
/O.NEW.KMTR.BH.S.0013.160702T0229Z-160705T0300Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
729 PM PDT FRI JUL 1 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS AND COLD WATER TEMPERATURES...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* HAZARDS...RIP CURRENTS WHICH COULD BE STRONG AT TIMES AND COLD
  WATER TEMPERATURES WHICH COULD LEAD QUICKLY TO HYPOTHERMIA.

* TIMING...THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

* LOCATION...THE ENTIRE COAST FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH ALONG THE
  BIG SUR COAST.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS CAN PULL EVEN THE BEST SWIMMER
  AWAY FROM THE BEACH AND OUT TO SEA. COLD WATER TEMPERATURES CAN
  QUICKLY RESULT IN HYPOTHERMIA.

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.

&&

$$




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