CA WFO SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Friday, November 25, 2022

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BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service San Francisco CA

1143 PM PST Thu Nov 24 2022

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 4 AM PST

FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Increased risk of sneaker waves and strong rip currents

expected, especially for northwest facing beaches.

* WHERE...San Francisco, Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes

National Seashore, San Francisco Peninsula Coast and Southern

Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast.

* WHEN...Until 4 AM PST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Large, unexpected waves can run-up far onto the beach

without warning, sweeping people into the sea from rocks,

jetties, and beaches.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Long period northwest swell will move

approach the central California coast, with periods of around

17 to 20 seconds.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Don't be fooled by an ocean that looks calm. There can be

30 minutes of small waves before a sneaker wave strikes. Avoid

rocks, jetties, and steep beaches. Stay much farther back from

the water and never turn your back on the ocean. Do not leave pets

or children unattended near the water.

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