Beach Hazards Statement
From the National Weather Service
|STARTED:||Thursday, Nov. 24 @ 10 a.m.|
|ENDED:||Friday, Nov. 25 @ 2 a.m.|
|AREAS:||Coastal Del Norte; Northern Humboldt Coast; Southwestern Humboldt; Mendocino Coast|
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…Increased risk of sneaker waves. There may be periods of smaller waves for 20 to 30 minutes between larger sets of waves.
* WHERE…Coastal Del Norte, Northern Humboldt Coast, Southwestern Humboldt and Mendocino Coast Counties.
* WHEN…From 10 AM PST Thursday through late Thursday night.. .
* IMPACTS…Large, unexpected waves can sweep across the beach without warning, sweeping people into the sea from rocks, jetties, and beaches.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Sneaker waves occur when a larger set of waves occurs moves through after up to 30 minutes of smaller waves.