San Luis Obispo County Central Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Surf Warning, Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory
Issued: 4:54 AM PST Jan. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory now in effect until 2 PM PST Thursday...
... High surf warning in effect from 2 PM Thursday to 9 PM PST
Friday...
... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 11 PM Thursday to 9 PM
PST Friday...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
high surf warning, which is in effect from 2 PM Thursday to 9 PM
PST Friday. A coastal flood advisory has also been issued. This
coastal flood advisory is in effect from 11 PM Thursday to 9 PM
PST Friday.

* Surf... breaking waves of 8 to 12 feet will continue through
Thursday morning. Surf will increase rapidly late Thursday
morning, reaching 18 to 22 feet with sets to 25 feet Thursday
afternoon. The surf will begin to subside late Friday but high
surf condition may persist into Saturday morning.

* Coastal flooding... high tides of 6 to 6.5 feet at 6 am Thursday
and 6.5 to 7 feet at 7 am Friday will coincide with the building
surf. Minor coastal flooding is possible Thursday, with
moderate coastal flooding and significant beach erosion likely
on Friday. In addition, there is a risk of breaking waves across
the Morro Bay Harbor entrance.

* Impacts... there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
breaking waves can cause injury... wash people off beaches and
rocks... and capsize small boats near shore. Moderate coastal
flooding is possible over low-lying coastal areas including
beaches, beach parking lots and Harbor walkways, and with
vulnerable coastal roadways during the highest surf and tides.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught
in a rip current, relax and float. Don't swim against the
current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If
unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.

A high surf warning indicates that dangerous... battering waves
will pound the shoreline. This will result in life-threatening
conditions. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current,
relax and float. Don't swim against the current. If able, swim in
a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face
the shore and call or wave for help.

A coastal flood advisory indicates that surf and tides will
combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.







High Surf Warning, Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory
Issued: 4:54 AM PST Jan. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory now in effect until 2 PM PST Thursday...
... High surf warning in effect from 2 PM Thursday to 9 PM PST
Friday...
... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 11 PM Thursday to 9 PM
PST Friday...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
high surf warning, which is in effect from 2 PM Thursday to 9 PM
PST Friday. A coastal flood advisory has also been issued. This
coastal flood advisory is in effect from 11 PM Thursday to 9 PM
PST Friday.

* Surf... breaking waves of 8 to 12 feet will continue through
Thursday morning. Surf will increase rapidly late Thursday
morning, reaching 18 to 22 feet with sets to 25 feet Thursday
afternoon. The surf will begin to subside late Friday but high
surf condition may persist into Saturday morning.

* Coastal flooding... high tides of 6 to 6.5 feet at 6 am Thursday
and 6.5 to 7 feet at 7 am Friday will coincide with the building
surf. Minor coastal flooding is possible Thursday, with
moderate coastal flooding and significant beach erosion likely
on Friday. In addition, there is a risk of breaking waves across
the Morro Bay Harbor entrance.

* Impacts... there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
breaking waves can cause injury... wash people off beaches and
rocks... and capsize small boats near shore. Moderate coastal
flooding is possible over low-lying coastal areas including
beaches, beach parking lots and Harbor walkways, and with
vulnerable coastal roadways during the highest surf and tides.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught
in a rip current, relax and float. Don't swim against the
current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If
unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.

A high surf warning indicates that dangerous... battering waves
will pound the shoreline. This will result in life-threatening
conditions. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current,
relax and float. Don't swim against the current. If able, swim in
a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face
the shore and call or wave for help.

A coastal flood advisory indicates that surf and tides will
combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.