San Luis Obispo County Central Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Surf Warning
Issued: 7:24 PM PST Jan. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf warning remains in effect until 9 PM PST Saturday...

* surf and timing... surf of 12 to 18 feet with local sets to 20
feet will continue through Saturday, and then subside to 7 to 10
feet by Sunday. The highest surf will be on west to northwest
facing beaches.

* Impacts... very large, dangerous and damaging waves with strong
currents will create an increased risk of drownings. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
rip currents. There is an increased threat of beach erosion
and local flooding of low lying areas such as beach parking
lots. Dangerous breaking waves are expected in and around
Morro Bay Harbor.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf warning indicates that dangerous, battering waves
will pound the shoreline. This will result in life-threatening
conditions.





High Surf Warning
Issued: 7:24 PM PST Jan. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf warning remains in effect until 9 PM PST Saturday...

* surf and timing... surf of 12 to 18 feet with local sets to 20
feet will continue through Saturday, and then subside to 7 to 10
feet by Sunday. The highest surf will be on west to northwest
facing beaches.

* Impacts... very large, dangerous and damaging waves with strong
currents will create an increased risk of drownings. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
rip currents. There is an increased threat of beach erosion
and local flooding of low lying areas such as beach parking
lots. Dangerous breaking waves are expected in and around
Morro Bay Harbor.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf warning indicates that dangerous, battering waves
will pound the shoreline. This will result in life-threatening
conditions.