Santa Cruz

Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory:

Issued at: 9:15 PM PST on December 19, 2014, expires at: 3:00 PM PST on December 20, 2014
  • ...High surf advisory remains in effect until 3 PM PST Saturday... ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 9 am to 2 PM PST Saturday... The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay area has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 9 am to 2 PM PST Saturday.
  • Coastal flooding...coastal flooding will be a concern along the immediate coast including coastal marshes and sloughs.
  • Waves and surf...northwest swell of 15 to 18 feet with a period of 18 seconds. Occasional breakers over 25 feet will be possible.
  • Timing...Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.
  • Impacts...large breaking waves along the coast will likely produce hazardous conditions on the beach and surf zone... especially northwest facing beaches. There will also be an increased likelihood for dangerous rip currents and beach erosion. Precautionary/preparedness actions... It is extremely dangerous to fish or observe waves from exposed coastal structures or rocks during high surf conditions. Very large waves can suddenly sweep across previously dry areas. Swimming or surfing in these waves may be dangerous for anyone. A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area...producing rip currents and localized beach erosion. A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.
 

Santa Cruz

Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory:

Issued at: 9:15 PM PST on December 19, 2014, expires at: 3:00 PM PST on December 20, 2014
  • ...High surf advisory remains in effect until 3 PM PST Saturday... ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 9 am to 2 PM PST Saturday... The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay area has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 9 am to 2 PM PST Saturday.
  • Coastal flooding...coastal flooding will be a concern along the immediate coast including coastal marshes and sloughs.
  • Waves and surf...northwest swell of 15 to 18 feet with a period of 18 seconds. Occasional breakers over 25 feet will be possible.
  • Timing...Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.
  • Impacts...large breaking waves along the coast will likely produce hazardous conditions on the beach and surf zone... especially northwest facing beaches. There will also be an increased likelihood for dangerous rip currents and beach erosion. Precautionary/preparedness actions... It is extremely dangerous to fish or observe waves from exposed coastal structures or rocks during high surf conditions. Very large waves can suddenly sweep across previously dry areas. Swimming or surfing in these waves may be dangerous for anyone. A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area...producing rip currents and localized beach erosion. A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

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