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California, Santa Barbara County Central Coast

Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory

Statement as of 11:48 AM PST on December 20, 2014

Expires 3:00 AM EST on December 22, 2014


... Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until 3 PM PST
Sunday...
... High surf advisory remains in effect until midnight PST Sunday
night...

* surf and timing... the peak of the event will occur today with 10
to 15 foot breakers. Surf will gradually subside tonight... but
is expected to remain above 10 feet through late Sunday
evening.

* Coastal flooding... minor coastal flooding is expected this
weekend... especially a few hours on either side of high tide. A
high tide of 6.4 feet will occur at Port San Luis at 831 am on
Sunday.

* Location... the highest surf will be on exposed west to northwest
facing beaches... however large surf is expected throughout the
central coast area. Coastal flooding will be most likely on low-
lying areas during the morning high tides. Strong rip currents
and long shore currents will affect all central coast beaches.

* Impacts... there is the potential for significant beach
erosion... damage to surf zone structures such as piers... minor
coastal flooding with inundation of low lying areas near the
beach... frequent and strong rip currents and long-shore
currents... and sneaker waves.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing rip currents and localized beach
erosion.

A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that the very large surf and
high tides will combine to generate flooding of low lying areas
along the shore.






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