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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Eureka CA
821 PM PST Wed Nov 13 2019

CAZ101-103-104-109-141230-
/O.CON.KEKA.BH.S.0010.191114T2300Z-191115T1800Z/
Coastal Del Norte-Northern Humboldt Coast-Southwestern Humboldt-
Mendocino Coast-
821 PM PST Wed Nov 13 2019

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...The highest sneaker wave risk will be from Thursday
  afternoon through Friday morning.

* IMPACTS...Larger surf at offshore breaks and an enhanced risk
  of sneaker waves on northwest California beaches. Steep
  beaches will have a higher risk of sneaker wave activity with
  greater wave run-up onto beaches. Large waves will also wash
  over jetties and rock outcroppings that may normally stay dry.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazard Statement is issued when threats such as sneaker
waves and other hazards create life-threatening conditions in the
surf zone. Caution should be used when in or near the water.

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Medford OR
208 PM PST Wed Nov 13 2019

...Sneaker Waves Possible Thursday afternoon and evening...

.Long period ocean swell will combine with other waves creating
the possibility for sneaker waves at all beaches.

ORZ021-022-141115-
/O.EXT.KMFR.BH.S.0012.191114T1800Z-191115T1200Z/
South Central Oregon Coast-Curry County Coast-
208 PM PST Wed Nov 13 2019

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

* Hazards...Elevated risk of sneaker waves.

* Timing...10 am Thursday until 10 pm Thursday.

* Locations Include...All beaches.

* Potential Impacts...Sneaker waves with high run-ups can knock
  people over and drag them out to sea. Shock and hypothermia
  can occur quickly in the cold Pacific waters. Logs and other
  debris can be lifted and floated by these waves, crushing or
  entrapping victims underneath.

* View the hazard area in detail at
  https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents...longshore currents...sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. Caution
should be used when in or near the water.

&&

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
1115 AM PST Wed Nov 13 2019

...INCREASED RISK OF SNEAKER WAVES MIDDAY THURSDAY TO MIDDAY
FRIDAY...

.A long period WNW swell will impact the coastline from Sonoma
southward through Big Sur beginning midday Thursday. Forerunner
waves will arrive earlier in the day Thursday, however, the
greatest risk of sneaker waves impacting the coast will stretch
from 1pm Thursday through Friday afternoon. These sneaker waves
are infrequent waves just powerful enough to knock unsuspecting
people visiting the coast into the ocean during otherwise
deceptively light seas.

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-141500-
/O.NEW.KMTR.BH.S.0006.191115T0000Z-191116T0000Z/
San Francisco-
Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore-
San Francisco Peninsula Coast-Northern Monterey Bay-
Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast-
1115 AM PST Wed Nov 13 2019

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a Beach
Hazards Statement for increased sneaker wave risk, which is in
effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

* TIMING...The greatest sneaker wave risk will be from Thursday
  afternoon through Friday afternoon.

* LOCATION...Entire Pacific coastline from Sonoma south to Big
  Sur.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...Larger surf at offshore breaks and an
  enhanced risk of sneaker waves on northwest California beaches.
  Steep beaches will have a higher risk of sneaker wave activity
  with greater wave run-up onto beaches. Large waves will also
  wash over jetties and rock outcroppings that may normally stay
  dry.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazard Statement for sneaker waves means that conditions
are present to support a heightened risk of unsuspecting beach
goers being swept into the sea by a wave. People walking along the
beach should never turn their back to the sea. Fisherman should
avoid fishing from rocks or jetties.

&&

$$

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