Santa Barbara County Central Coast
High Surf Advisory
Statement as of 3:23 AM PDT on March 16, 2014
... High surf advisory remains in effect from 8 am this morning to
6 PM PDT Tuesday...
* surf and timing... surf between 9 and 11 feet with maximum sets
to 13 feet will develop this morning across west and
northwest facing beaches and continue to build tonight
into Monday when the highest surf between 10 and 13 feet with
maximum sets to 15 feet should occur. Surf will then slowly
diminish starting Tuesday morning.
* Impacts... high surf will create strong and dangerous rip
currents in the surf zone as well as waves that can suddenly
wash people off of beaches and rocks.
A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing rip currents and localized beach
Remember... if caught in a rip current... swim parallel to shore
until you are free of the powerful current. Always swim near a
Statement as of 3:25 PM PDT on March 15, 2014
... Preliminary record high temperature set at Santa Maria...
a record high temperature of 86 degrees was set at Santa Maria
Airport CA today. This breaks the old record of 84 set in 1939.
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