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California, Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast

Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 1:54 PM PST on February 06, 2016

Expires 6:00 PM EST on February 07, 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.




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Arizona - Lake Wind Advisory
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
California - Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, High Wind Watch , High Wind Watch , Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Beach Hazard Statement
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement , Lake Wind Advisory
Georgia - Flood Warning
Hawaii - High Wind Warning
Idaho - Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Wind Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Kansas - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Special Statement
Massachusetts - Coastal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Minnesota - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Blizzard Warning
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Montana - High Wind Warning
Nebraska - High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory , Special Statement
Nevada - Lake Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
New Hampshire - Special Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Special Statement
North Dakota - High Wind Warning , Blizzard Warning
Rhode Island - Winter Storm Watch
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory
South Dakota - High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Air Quality Alert
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement
Virginia - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory , Special Statement
Wisconsin - Winter Weather Advisory
Wyoming - High Wind Warning
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