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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
518 PM PDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...THUNDERSTORMS WITH LIGHTNING AT SAN DIEGO COUNTY BEACHES THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND ELEVATED SURF THROUGH THURSDAY...

.A LONG-PERIOD SOUTH-SOUTHWEST SWELL PRODUCED BY A SOUTHERN
HEMISPHERE STORM WILL PRODUCE ELEVATED SURF...AND STRONG RIP AND
LONGSHORE CURRENTS AT THE ORANGE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTY BEACHES
THROUGH THURSDAY. HIGHEST SURF WILL BE ALONG SOUTHWEST FACING
BEACHES. THE SWELL WILL GRADUALLY LOWER FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND.

CAZ042-043-170830-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0021.000000T0000Z-140919T0300Z/
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
518 PM PDT TUE SEP 16 2014

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

* LIGHTNING...THUNDERSTORMS MOVING WEST OVER THE BEACHES OF SAN
  DIEGO COUNTY WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DANGEROUS CLOUD TO
  GROUND LIGHTNING. THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE WEST AFTER 6 PM.

* WAVES AND SURF...4 TO 6 FEET ALONG SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES. 2
  TO 4 FEET ELSEWHERE.

* RIP CURRENTS...WIDESPREAD DANGEROUS RIP AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...THE ELEVATED SURF...STRONG RIP CURRENTS...AND
  LONGSHORE CURRENTS WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS SWIMMING
  CONDITIONS... ESPECIALLY FOR INEXPERIENCED SWIMMERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS 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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