High Surf Advisory

Just in from the NWS in Eureka:

…LARGE WAVES WILL IMPACT THE NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA BEACHES THU…

.HIGH AMPLITUDE WAVES WILL BUILD AT AREA BEACHES BEGINNING
OVERNIGHT AND PEAKING THURSDAY. WAVES WILL SUBSIDE SLOWLY THROUGH
THU NIGHT.

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM PST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM PST THURSDAY.

* WAVES AND SURF…LARGE WESTERLY WAVES WILL CAUSE BREAKER HEIGHTS
OF 20 TO 25 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER BREAKERS ARE POSSIBLE.

* TIMING…THE HIGH SURF WILL BEGIN TO IMPACT THE COAST EARLY
THURSDAY MORNING. THE SURF WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE INTO MIDDAY
THURSDAY. SURF WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE THU EVENING INTO FRI.

* IMPACTS…THIS HIGH SURF WILL MAKE FOR UNSAFE BEACHES…ROCKS…

AND JETTIES. WAVE SPEED AND WAVE RUN UP DISTANCE WILL BE
GREATER THAN NORMAL AND LIKELY CAUSE INCREASED BEACH EROSION.
PEOPLE SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION NEAR THE BEACHES AND STAY OFF
THE ROCKS AND JETTIES DURING THIS PERIOD.

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