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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
1112 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

...STRONG RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE ALONG SOUTH FACING BEACHES THROUGH
EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...


CAZ505-529-181200-
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COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
1112 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS
ISSUED A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS WHICH IS
IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* 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 THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS...INCREASED RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

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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