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High Surf Warning
Issued: 12:06 PM PST Jan. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf warning remains in effect until 9 PM PST Saturday...
... High surf advisory has expired...

* surf and timing... surf is expected to build today, peaking at
15 to 20 feet this afternoon through Friday. Local sets to 25
feet are possible. High surf will slowly subside by Saturday
evening.

* Impacts... very large, dangerous and damaging waves with strong
currents will create an increased risk of drownings. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
rip currents. From this afternoon into Friday, there is an
increased threat of beach erosion and local flooding of low
lying areas such as beach parking lots. Dangerous breaking
waves are expected in and around Morro Bay Harbor.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf warning indicates that dangerous, battering waves
will pound the shoreline. This will result in life-threatening
conditions.

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.






High Surf Warning
Issued: 12:06 PM PST Jan. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf warning remains in effect until 9 PM PST Saturday...
... High surf advisory has expired...

* surf and timing... surf is expected to build today, peaking at
15 to 20 feet this afternoon through Friday. Local sets to 25
feet are possible. High surf will slowly subside by Saturday
evening.

* Impacts... very large, dangerous and damaging waves with strong
currents will create an increased risk of drownings. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
rip currents. From this afternoon into Friday, there is an
increased threat of beach erosion and local flooding of low
lying areas such as beach parking lots. Dangerous breaking
waves are expected in and around Morro Bay Harbor.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf warning indicates that dangerous, battering waves
will pound the shoreline. This will result in life-threatening
conditions.

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.






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