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Weather Alerts for San Francisco   (CAC075)

icn  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT
SAN FRANCISCO   (CAC075)

Effective: Sat, Feb 25, 2017 02:21pm PST Severity: Moderate
Updated: Sat, Feb 25, 2017 02:21pm PST Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, Feb 26, 2017 08:00pm PST Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore; San Francisco; San Fransisco Peninsula Coast
 
Alert:
...LONG PERIOD SWELL BRINGS THREAT OF SNEAKER WAVES...
.A LONG PERIOD SWELL ARRIVING SUNDAY MORNING WILL BRING MODERATE
RISK OF SNEAKER WAVES TO NORTH BAY AND BAY AREA COASTAL BEACHES.
ARRIVAL OF THE LONG PERIOD SWELL WILL COINCIDE WITH RAPIDLY
RISING TIDE ON SUNDAY MORNING. WEST FACING AND STEEP SLOPED
BEACHES WILL BE AT GREATEST RISK. THE THREAT SHOULD ABATE IN THE
AFTERNOON AS THE TIDE DROPS AND AS THE LONG PERIOD TRANSITIONS TO
A SHORTER PERIOD.
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR SNEAKER WAVES, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM EARLY
SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.
* HAZARDS...SNEAKER WAVES.
* TIMING...EARLY SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. PEAK
THREAT WILL BE MID TO LATE SUNDAY MORNING.
* LOCATION...WEST FACING BEACHES FROM ANO NUEVO NORTHWARD.
* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...PEOPLE BEING PULLING INTO A COLD TURBULENT
OCEAN...UNWILLINGLY.
Instructions:
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 OCEAN. FISHERMAN SHOULD
AVOID FISHING FROM ROCKS OR JETTIES.