Beach Hazards Statement

From the National Weather Service
STARTED:Thursday, Nov. 24 @ 10:27 p.m.
ENDED:Friday, Nov. 25 @ 1 a.m.
SEVERITY:Moderate
URGENCY:Expected
AREAS:Coastal Del Norte; Southwestern Humboldt; Mendocino Coast

INSTRUCTIONS

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.

DESCRIPTION

* WHAT…Large unexpected waves along the coast.

* WHERE…Coastal Del Norte, Southwestern Humboldt and Mendocino Coast Counties.

* WHEN…Until 1 AM PST Friday.. .

* 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.

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