CA WFO SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Friday, November 25, 2022

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BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service San Francisco CA

357 AM PST Thu Nov 24 2022

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM PST THIS

MORNING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Increased risk of sneaker waves and strong rip currents

expected, especially for northwest facing beaches.

* WHERE...San Francisco, Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes

National Seashore, San Francisco Peninsula Coast and Southern

Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast.

* WHEN...From 10 AM PST this morning through late tonight.

* IMPACTS...Large, unexpected waves can run-up far onto the

beach without warning, sweeping people into the sea from

rocks, jetties, and beaches. These waves can also move large

objects such as logs, crushing anyone caught underneath.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Long period northwest swell arrives early

Thursday morning, with periods of around 19 to 21 seconds.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Don't be fooled by an ocean that looks calm. There can be

30 minutes of small waves before a sneaker wave strikes. Avoid

rocks and jetties. Avoid steep beaches. Stay much farther back

from the water and never turn your back on the ocean. Do not

leave pets or children unattended near the water..

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