Weather Alerts for South Salinas Valley

Issued by the National Weather Service

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
SOUTH SALINAS VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore - Northern Monterey Bay - San Francisco - San Fransisco Peninsula Coast - Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast
Effective: Tue 7:51 pm Updated: Tue 11:05 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed 3:00 am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...LARGE LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL CONTINUE THROOUGH TONIGHT...
A PACIFIC STORM IN THE GULF OF ALASKA HAS GENERATED LARGE WEST TO
NORTHWEST SWELLS THAT WILL CONTINUE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS TODAY
WITH SWELL HEIGHTS OF 11 TO 13 FEET AT 12 TO 14 SECONDS EXPECTED.
THIS WILL RESULT IN LARGE BREAKERS ALONG THE BEACHES WITH AN
INCREASED RISK OF SNEAKER WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS. SWELLS ARE
FORECAST TO DECREASE TONIGHT.
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT
WEDNESDAY...
* 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...HALF MOON BAY STATE BEACH...MANRESA STATE BEACH AND
MARINA STATE BEACH.
* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT.
* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKERS WITH INCREASED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
AND SNEAKER WAVES.

Information:
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.