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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
153 PM PDT TUE SEP 19 2017

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-201400-
/O.CON.KMTR.BH.S.0008.000000T0000Z-170922T0300Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
153 PM PDT TUE SEP 19 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

* SEAS: NORTHWEST FORERUNNERS WITH A PERIOD OF 16 TO 18 SECONDS
  ARE ARRIVING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST SWELL OF 6 TO
  10 FEET THEN POSSIBLE WITH A PERIOD OF 12 TO 16 SECONDS. THE
  LARGEST WAVE TRAINS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY. SEAS WILL DISSIPATE INTO THURSDAY.


* TIMING: NOW THROUGH 8PM THURSDAY EVENING.

* LOCATION: COASTLINE FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH THROUGH MONTEREY
  COUNTY. IN PARTICULAR WEST TO NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES...
  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO...OCEAN BEACH...MONTARA STATE
  BEACH...ASILOMAR BEACH... AND MARINA STATE BEACH.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS: INCREASED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS... SNEAKER
  WAVES... AND LOCALLY LARGE SHORE BREAK. BEACHGOERS MAY BE
  KNOCKED OVER... INJURED... OR PULLED OUT TO SEA INTO THE COLD
  RESTLESS OCEAN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT MEANS THE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS
CONDITIONS MAY EXIST ON SPECIFIC BEACHES. THESE HAZARDS MAY
INCLUDE LARGE SHORE BREAK...STRONG RIP CURRENTS...STRONG
LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND POSSIBLY SNEAKER WAVES. ALL OF WHICH COULD
BE LIFE THREATENING. BE SURE TO ALWAYS KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE
OCEAN.

&&

$$



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