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Type COASTAL FLOOD WARNING, WATCH, OR STATEMENT

Coastal Flood Warning, Watch, or Statement

Issued By NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
Issuing Time Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:48:00 PDT
Broadcast Time Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:48:00 PDT
Valid Until Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:15:00 PDT
Brief Description COASTAL FLOOD WARNING, WATCH, OR STATEMENT
Detailed Description URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE ...LONG PERIOD SWELLS ARRIVING TONIGHT WITH LARGER SWELLS ARRIVING MONDAY AND TUESDAY... A PACIFIC STORM IN THE GULF OF ALASKA HAS GENERATED LARGE WEST TO NORTHWEST SWELLS THAT ARE HEADED TOWARDS THE CALIFORNIA COAST. THE FIRST SET OF SWELLS WILL ARRIVE TONIGHT WITH SWELL PERIOD BECOMING 18 TO 20 SECONDS WHILE SWELL HEIGHT WILL REMAIN 4 TO 6 FEET. SWELL HEIGHT WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT AND BECOME 11 TO 13 FEET MONDAY AND TUESDAY WITH SWELL PERIOD 14 TO 16 SECONDS. THIS WILL RESULT IN LARGE BREAKERS ALONG THE BEACHES WITH AN INCREASED RISK OF SNEAKER WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS. SAN FRANCISCO- COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE- SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY- SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST- 848 PM PDT SUN OCT 19 2014 ...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM PDT MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING... LOCATION...COASTLINE FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH THROUGH MONTEREY COUNTY. IN PARTICULAR WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES... INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO...OCEAN BEACH...MONTARA STATE BEACH...HALFMOON BAY STATE BEACH...MANRESA STATE BEACH AND MARINA STATE BEACH. TIMING...LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKERS WITH INCREASED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AND SNEAKER WAVES. 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. 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. 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. [EAS ACTIVATION]
       
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