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

Watches & Warnings

High Surf Warning, Coastal Flood Advisory
Issued: 10:21 PM PST Jan. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High surf warning remains in effect until 9 PM PST Friday...
... Coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PST
Friday...

* surf... very large damaging waves 20 to 26 feet tonight. The
surf will begin to subside late Friday but high surf condition
may persist into Saturday morning. The highest surf will be on
west and northwest facing beaches.

* Coastal flooding... high tides of 6.5 to 7 feet at 7 am Friday
will coincide with the building surf. Moderate coastal
flooding and significant beach erosion is likely on Friday. In
addition, there is a risk of breaking waves across the Morro
Bay Harbor entrance.

* Impacts... there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
breaking waves can cause injury... wash people off beaches and
rocks... and capsize small boats near shore. Moderate coastal
flooding is possible over low-lying coastal areas including
beaches, beach parking lots and Harbor walkways, and with
vulnerable coastal roadways during the highest surf and tides.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal flood advisory indicates that surf and tides will
combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

A high surf warning indicates that dangerous... battering waves
will pound the shoreline. This will result in life-threatening
conditions. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current,
relax and float. Don't swim against the current. If able, swim in
a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face
the shore and call or wave for help.






High Surf Warning, Coastal Flood Advisory
Issued: 10:21 PM PST Jan. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High surf warning remains in effect until 9 PM PST Friday...
... Coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PST
Friday...

* surf... very large damaging waves 20 to 26 feet tonight. The
surf will begin to subside late Friday but high surf condition
may persist into Saturday morning. The highest surf will be on
west and northwest facing beaches.

* Coastal flooding... high tides of 6.5 to 7 feet at 7 am Friday
will coincide with the building surf. Moderate coastal
flooding and significant beach erosion is likely on Friday. In
addition, there is a risk of breaking waves across the Morro
Bay Harbor entrance.

* Impacts... there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
breaking waves can cause injury... wash people off beaches and
rocks... and capsize small boats near shore. Moderate coastal
flooding is possible over low-lying coastal areas including
beaches, beach parking lots and Harbor walkways, and with
vulnerable coastal roadways during the highest surf and tides.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal flood advisory indicates that surf and tides will
combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

A high surf warning indicates that dangerous... battering waves
will pound the shoreline. This will result in life-threatening
conditions. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current,
relax and float. Don't swim against the current. If able, swim in
a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face
the shore and call or wave for help.