Important reminder: The ocean is strong. Respect the ocean. 

This week especially, since the National Weather Service is projecting the first sizable winter storm of the year will hit Humboldt starting Tuesday bringing with it “large dangerous surf conditions from 30 to 35 feet will subsequently develop for west-northwest facing beaches.”

NWS warns that the storm could achieve “historically low pressures” for coastal Humboldt.  

“[A] multitude of weather impacts can be expected during the holiday travel period, some potentially major,” says NWS. “These include damaging winds and power outages, heavy snow on mountain passes, accumulating small hail in low elevations, extremely hazardous seas and surf, coastal flooding, widespread rain and associated rock slides in steep terrain, and extended cold that will last through at least Friday.”

Be safe and prepared out there, Humboldt.