Beach Hazards Statement
From the National Weather Service
|STARTED:||Monday, Sept. 18 @ 2 p.m.|
|ENDED:||Monday, Sept. 18 @ 8 p.m.|
|AREAS:||Coastal Del Norte; Northern Humboldt Coast; Southwestern Humboldt|
Don’t be fooled by an ocean that looks calm. There can be 30 minutes of small waves before a sneaker wave strikes. Avoid rocks and jetties. Avoid steep beaches. Stay much farther back from the water and never turn your back on the ocean.
* WHAT…Large unexpected waves along the coast.
* WHERE…Coastal Del Norte, Northern Humboldt Coast and Southwestern Humboldt Counties.
* WHEN…From 2 PM this afternoon to 8 PM PDT this evening.. .
* IMPACTS…Large, unexpected waves can sweep across the beach without warning, sweeping people into the sea from rocks, jetties, and beaches. These waves can also move large objects such as logs, crushing anyone caught underneath.