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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 8:44 PM PDT on October 16, 2017

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on October 21, 2017

... Beach hazards statement in effect from Friday morning through
Friday evening...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
beach hazards statement for possible high surf, which is in
effect from Friday morning through Friday evening.

* Hazards... possible high surf 14 to 20 feet could develop by
Friday morning and continuing through late Saturday evening. A
strong storm in the Gulf of Alaska will generate large swells
with a long period. These swells are expected to reach the
central coast by Friday morning. At this point, the peak of the
largest surf could occur Friday evening through early Saturday
morning. Surf will likely begin to decrease by Saturday
afternoon but should still remain above 10 feet through
Saturday evening.

* Impacts... large powerful waves and strong currents could create
a risk of ocean drowning. Sneaker waves can suddenly overrun
previously dry beaches and jetties. Flooding of low lying beach
parking lots, Harbor walkways, and campgrounds could be

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.

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Alaska - Winter Weather Advisory
Arizona - Public Information Statement
California - Air Quality Alert , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Frost Advisory
Florida - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Coastal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Georgia - Lake Wind Advisory
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory
Idaho - Wind Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Indiana - Special Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning
Kentucky - Frost Advisory , Special Statement
Louisiana - Storm Surge Warning, Tropical Storm Warning , Record Report
Maryland - Frost Advisory
Massachusetts - Frost Advisory
Michigan - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Minnesota - Flood Warning
Missouri - Flood Warning
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Warning
Nebraska - Fire Weather Warning
Nevada - Record Report
New Jersey - Frost Advisory
New Mexico -
New York - Freeze Warning , Frost Advisory
North Carolina - Beach Hazard Statement , Special Statement
Ohio - Frost Advisory , Special Statement
Pennsylvania - Frost Advisory
Puerto Rico - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Rhode Island - Frost Advisory
South Carolina - Lake Wind Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement
Tennessee - Special Statement
Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Statement , Record Report
Utah - Record Report
Vermont - Freeze Warning , Frost Advisory
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Virginia - Freeze Warning , Frost Advisory , Special Statement
Washington - Wind Advisory
West Virginia - Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning
Wisconsin -
Wyoming - Fire Weather Warning
- Small Craft Advisory

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