Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
1010 PM PDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE BREAK EXPECTED AT
SOUTHERLY FACING BEACHES ON SUNDAY...

.A SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE STORM HAS GENERATED A LARGE LONG PERIOD
SOUTHERLY SWELL WHICH IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE CENTRAL COAST
SUNDAY MORNING. ALTHOUGH THE WAVES WILL BE RELATIVELY SMALL ONCE
THEY DO ARRIVE...THE POWERFUL NATURE OF LONG PERIOD WAVES WILL
RESULT IN EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE BREAK
ON SOME SOUTHERLY FACING BEACHES ALONG THE MARIN AND SANTA CRUZ
COASTLINE.

CAZ505-529-031800-
/O.CON.KMTR.BH.S.0003.150503T1500Z-150504T0400Z/
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
1010 PM PDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM PDT SUNDAY
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* LOCATION...STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED ON SOUTHERLY
  FACING BEACHES SUCH AS STINSON BEACH...TWIN LAKES STATE BEACH
  AND THE SANTA CRUZ BOARD WALK BEACH. LARGE SHORE BREAK WILL BE
  POSSIBLE AT TWIN LAKES STATE BEACH AND THE SANTA CRUZ
  BOARDWALK BEACH.

* TIMING...SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE
  BREAK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT
MEANS THAT POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS MAY EXIST ON SPECIFIC
BEACHES. THESE HAZARDS MAY INCLUDE LARGE SHORE BREAK AND STRONG
RIP CURRENTS. BE SURE TO ALWAYS KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE OCEAN AND
SWIM NEAR A LIFE GUARD.

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.

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