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Beach Hazard Statement

Status

New Event Expired

Start Time

Mon 01/15/2018 04:00 PM EST

End Time

Wed 01/17/2018 01:00 PM EST

Significance

Statement

Impacts

Low impact

Full Alert Message

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA 210 PM PST Sat Jan 13 2018 CAZ041-087-140615- /O.NEW.KLOX.BH.S.0002.180115T2100Z-180117T1800Z/ Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles- Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands- 210 PM PST Sat Jan 13 2018 ...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING... The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a Beach Hazards Statement for an outlook for high surf, which is in effect from Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning. * What...A long period westerly swell will likely bring high surf to the beaches of Ventura county this week. * When...Surf will Build Monday afternoon and continue through Wednesday afternoon. * Where...West facing beaches. * Possible Impacts...Large, powerful waves with strong currents will create an increased risk of drowning. Sneaker waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and jetties. There will also be a high risk of life-threatening rip currents. * Outlook...High Surf Advisories are very likely from Monday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when threats such as rip currents...longshore currents...sneaker waves and other hazards create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. 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. &&