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Weather Alerts for San Francisco

Issued by the National Weather Service

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
SAN FRANCISCO

Areas Affected:
Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore - Northern Monterey Bay - San Francisco - San Francisco Peninsula Coast - Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast
Effective: Tue, 3/19 4:00am Updated: Tue, 3/19 1:20pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 3/19 11:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...INCREASED RISK OF SNEAKER WAVES TODAY..
.A long period westerly swell will arrive today bringing an
increase risk of sneaker waves through this evening. Expect long
lulls between the largest sets. Beachgoers should use caution
along area beaches. The risk of sneaker waves will decrease as the
period decreases tonight.
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...
* HAZARDS...Increased risk of sneaker waves on northern and
central California beaches.
* TIMING...Tuesday 4 AM to 11 PM.
* 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...Monastery Beach and Marina
State Beach.
* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...Steep beaches will have a higher risk of
sneaker wave activity with greater wave run-up onto beaches
than normally expected. Unsuspecting beach-goers may be
suddenly pulled out to sea. Never turn your back to the ocean!

Information:
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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