Orange County Coastal Areas Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 3:23 AM PST on December 22, 2014

...Wind Advisory in effect from 10 PM this evening to 8 am PST Wednesday...

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 8 am PST Wednesday. The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

* Winds...areas of northeast to east winds strengthening to 20 to 30 mph late tonight through Tuesday morning with gusts to 50 mph. Isolated gusts to 60 mph. Winds gradually subsiding for Tuesday afternoon through early Wednesday morning.

* Location...along coastal mountain slopes and adjacent foothill areas. Strongest winds for the coastal foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains and the coastal slopes of the San Diego County mountains.

* Timing...the winds will strengthen beginning this evening with strongest winds for late tonight into Tuesday morning. Winds gradually subsiding for Tuesday afternoon through early Wednesday.

* Impacts...broken tree limbs...debris on roadways...and difficult travel conditions for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Current wind gust reports on the web: http://www.Wrh.NOAA.Gov/sgx/gmap/index.Php

For a detailed map of the hazard: www.Wrh.NOAA.Gov/wrh/whv/?Wfo=sgx

Beach Hazard Statement
Statement as of 1:44 AM PST on December 22, 2014

...Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Tuesday morning...

* surf...3 to 5 feet. Isolated sets to 6 feet possible this morning.

* Locations...highest surf along exposed west-facing beaches... especially north of Newport Beach in Orange County and south of del Mar in San Diego County.

* Timing...surf slowly lowering through Tuesday. Minor tidal overflow each morning and strong rip currents through Tuesday.

* Tides...high tides around 7 feet between about 8 am and 9 am each day.

* Impacts...elevated surf and strong rip currents will result in dangerous swimming conditions. Minor flooding of low-lying areas along the beach is possible...including beach parking lots.

* Outlook...another long period west-northwest swell arriving Wednesday will likely continue elevated surf and strong rip currents into Friday. Lowering morning high tides will diminish the risk of tidal overflow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as strong rip currents...elevated surf heights...minor tidal overflow...or lightning are possible at local beaches. Obey posted warning signs and flags and talk to a lifeguard before swimming. Use caution when in or near the water and always swim near a lifeguard.

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