Weather Alerts for SAN DIEGO COASTS

Issued by the National Weather Service

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
SAN DIEGO COASTS

Areas Affected:
Orange County Coastal - San Diego County Coastal Areas
Effective: Tue, 1/15 11:30am Updated: Tue, 1/15 3:58pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 1/18 4:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...PERIODS OF HIGH SURF THROUGH FRIDAY...
.Elevated to locally high surf through today with a long-period
west-northwest swell. Surf will be highest in southern San Diego
County. Surf will generally subside Wednesday into Thursday,
though brief periods of elevated surf will still be possible
during this timeframe. Building northwest swell late Thursday
into Friday will again generate high surf conditions, especially
in San Diego County, peaking Friday.
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...
* Surf...4-6 FT with local sets to 8 FT in southern San Diego
County today. 4-6 FT for Wednesday into Thursday. 5 to 8 FT with
sets to 10 FT in southern San Diego County on Friday.
* Timing...Today, subsiding somewhat Wednesday into Thursday,
then building Thursday evening and peaking Friday.
* Impacts...Strong rip currents, minor coastal flooding, and
risk of drowning with dangerous swimming conditions.

Information:
A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as strong
rip currents...elevated surf heights...minor tidal overflow...or
lightning are possible at local beaches. Obey posted warning
signs and flags and talk to a lifeguard before swimming. Use
caution when in or near the water and always swim near a
lifeguard.