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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 2:27 PM PDT on March 27, 2015

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on March 29, 2015


... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Sunday
afternoon...

* hazards and timing... surf will range from 2 to 4 feet along
exposed west and southwest shores today. Surf is expected to
build to 3 to 5 feet along exposed west facing shores tonight
through Saturday night while surf along exposed southwest shores
ranges from 2 to 4 feet occasional 5 feet. Frequent strong rip
currents... strong long- shore currents are likely this weekend.

* Tides... the lower high tide is expected to occur each evening
with the higher high tide occurring each early morning through
Sunday.

* Impacts... elevated surf will bring strong rip currents and
long-shore currents to area beaches... along with a risk of
sneaker waves. Long period swell also causes more powerful
surf and a potential for minor beach erosion during times of
high tide.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats to beach and
surf zone safety are expected or occurring. Caution should be
used when in or near the water. Stay near occupied lifeguard
towers and never swim alone. If caught in a rip current... swim
parallel to the shore.





Record Report

Statement as of 5:40 PM PDT on March 26, 2015


... Preliminary record high temperatures today across southwestern
California...

... Record number of 90-degree days in March extended today for
downtown Los Angeles...

a record high temperature of 77 degrees was set at Sandberg CA
today. This broke the old record of 75 set in 1988.

A record high temperature of 91 degrees was set at Paso Robles
Airport CA today. This broke the old record of 88 set in 1988.

With a high of 92 degrees today at downtown Los Angeles... there
have now been five days in March with highs of 90 or more at this
climate station... extending the monthly record for 90-degree days.
The previous March record was three days of 90 degrees or more set
in March 1997... March 1988 and March 1934.


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