Current Watches and Warnings
California, Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands
Beach Hazard Statement
Statement as of 3:48 AM PDT on October 09, 2015
Expires 9:00 PM EDT on October 11, 2015
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect from late tonight
through Sunday afternoon...
* hazards... elevated surf... strong rip currents... and sneaker
waves will impact area beaches tonight through Sunday.
* Timing... the moderately long period west swell will build across
the coastal waters tonight. Surf heights of 4 to 6 feet... with
local sets to 7 feet can be expected on west and southwest
facing beaches tonight and Saturday. Surf heights will decrease
by Sunday... but strong rip currents will still be a threat.
* Tides... on Saturday... a high tide around 5 feet will occur
around 845 am PDT followed by a low tide around 1 foot around
300 PM PDT.
* Location... west and southwest facing beaches will be most
impacted by wave and rip current activity.
* Potential impacts... there will be an increased risk of drowning.
Rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash people off of beaches and rock jetties.
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. Rip currents are powerful
channels of water flowing quickly away from shore... which occur
most often at low spots or breaks in The Sandbar and in the
vicinity of structures such as groins... jetties and piers. Heed
the advice of lifeguards and the beach patrol. Pay attention to
flags and posted signs. If you become caught in a rip current...
do not panic. Remain calm and begin to swim parallel to shore.
Once you are away from the force of the rip current... begin to
swim back to the beach. Do not attempt to swim directly against a
rip current. Even a strong swimmer can become exhausted quickly.
Statement as of 6:30 PM PDT on October 08, 2015
... Preliminary record high temperature set at bob Hope Airport
a record high temperature of 102 degrees was set at bob Hope
Airport (burbank) CA today. This tied the old record of 102 set in
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