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High Surf Advisory
Issued: 9:28 PM PST Jan. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 am PST Thursday...

* surf and timing... high surf of 10 to 14 feet at beaches along
the central coast will build to 14 to 18 feet with local sets up
to 20 feet through Tuesday. Surf will subside to 10 to 14 feet
through Wednesday night.

* Outlook... the surf will diminish some Wednesday night into
Thursday morning, with another large, long period swell likely
moving into the waters Thursday afternoon. Even larger surf,
with the potential for damaging surf up to 20 feet or higher,
will continue late Thursday through Friday, with high surf
slowly diminishing through next Sunday.

* Impacts... large, powerful, and dangerous waves with strong
currents will create an increased risk in drownings. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
rip currents. Damaging breaking waves are possible near the
entrance of the Morro Bay Harbor. Local flooding of low lying
beach parking lots will be possible with the high surf.

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.





High Surf Advisory
Issued: 9:28 PM PST Jan. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 am PST Thursday...

* surf and timing... high surf of 10 to 14 feet at beaches along
the central coast will build to 14 to 18 feet with local sets up
to 20 feet through Tuesday. Surf will subside to 10 to 14 feet
through Wednesday night.

* Outlook... the surf will diminish some Wednesday night into
Thursday morning, with another large, long period swell likely
moving into the waters Thursday afternoon. Even larger surf,
with the potential for damaging surf up to 20 feet or higher,
will continue late Thursday through Friday, with high surf
slowly diminishing through next Sunday.

* Impacts... large, powerful, and dangerous waves with strong
currents will create an increased risk in drownings. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
rip currents. Damaging breaking waves are possible near the
entrance of the Morro Bay Harbor. Local flooding of low lying
beach parking lots will be possible with the high surf.

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.





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