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Beach Hazards Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
154 PM PST SAT FEB 6 2016


CAZ006-505-509-529-530-072300-
/O.CON.KMTR.BH.S.0001.000000T0000Z-160207T2300Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
154 PM PST SAT FEB 6 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

* WAVES...WESTERLY SWELL OF 7 TO 10 FEET WITH A PERIOD OF 12 TO
  14 SECONDS. OFFSHORE WINDS WILL PROMOTE LARGE SHORE BREAKS.

* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

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

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...INCREASED LIKELIHOOD FOR RIP CURRENTS AND
  POSSIBLY LARGE SHORE BREAK AS A MODERATE PERIOD WESTERLY SWELL
  CONTINUES TO IMPACT IN THE AREA.

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.

VISITORS CHECKING OUT AREA BEACHES MAY BE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE
POWER OF THE PACIFIC. IT IS DANGEROUS TO TURN YOUR BACK TO THE
WATERS... PLEASE ALWAYS KEEP AN EYE ON THE SEA WHILE VISITING THE
BEACH.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
325 PM PST SAT FEB 6 2016

CAZ034>041-044>046-051>054-059-087-088-547-548-071400-
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-
325 PM PST SAT FEB 6 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA.

.DAY ONE... TODAY AND TONIGHT

SANTA ANA WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN TONIGHT.

* WIND ADVISORY..............SEE WWUS76 KLOX - NPWLOX FOR DETAILS *

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN... SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

SANTA ANA CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK...WITH
THE STRONGEST WINDS HIGHEST FIRE DANGER SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

* HIGH WIND WATCH............SEE WWUS76 KLOX - NPWLOX FOR DETAILS *

* FIRE WEATHER WATCH.........SEE WWUS86 KLOX - RFWLOX FOR DETAILS *

* WIND ADVISORY..............SEE WWUS76 KLOX - NPWLOX FOR DETAILS *

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$

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