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Coastal Flood Advisory from 9PM PST SUN until 9AM PST TUE

bulletin remains in effect until 9:00 am Tuesday for Santa Barbara County Central Coast, CA

.HIGH SURF CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE CENTRAL COAST THIS WEEKEND. A MUCH LARGER AND LONG PERIOD WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL LIKELY BRING VERY LARGE AND DAMAGING SURF TO THE CENTRAL COAST LATE SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. SOME OF THIS LONG PERIOD SWELL ENERGY WILL LIKELY BRING HIGH SURF CONDITIONS TO WEST FACING BEACHES OF LOS ANGELES, VENTURA, AND SOUTHERN SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES MONDAY INTO TUESDAY BUT IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS SIGNIFICANT AS THE CENTRAL COAST.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST SUNDAY... ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM SUNDAY TO 9 AM PST TUESDAY... ...HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM SUNDAY TO 9 AM PST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM SUNDAY TO 9 AM PST TUESDAY.

* SURF...SURF WILL CONTINUE AT 8 TO 12 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT. THE HIGH SURF WILL LIKELY DIMINISH SOME ON SUNDAY MORNING, BEFORE INCREASING ONCE AGAIN LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. VERY LARGE AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING SURF WILL BE LIKELY LATE SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING, LIKELY PEAKING LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY. BREAKERS BETWEEN 18 AND 25 FEET WILL BE COMMON ACROSS WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES, WITH LOCAL SETS UP TO 30 FEET POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AREAS WILL BE LIKELY DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY MORNINGS WHEN PEAK TIDES AROUND 5.5 FEET ARE EXPECTED BETWEEN 530 AND 630 AM EACH MORNING. WATER COULD SPILL INTO NORMALLY DRY BEACHES, BEACH PARKING LOTS AND HARBOR WALKWAYS.

* IMPACTS...THE HIGH SURF WILL CONTINUE TO BRING A THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND BREAKING WAVES THAT CAN SUDDENLY OVERTOP ROCKS AND JETTIES. FROM LATE SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING, THERE WILL BE MORE SIGNIFICANT AND NUMEROUS IMPACTS WITH THE VERY LARGE AND DAMAGING SURF EXPECTED, INCLUDING FREQUENT AND VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND SNEAKER WAVES, ALONG WITH A THREAT OF SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION AND POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO PIERS AND COASTAL STRUCTURES. THE VERY LARGE SURF AND VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL BRING EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS TO UNEXPERIENCED SWIMMERS AND SURFERS, WITH POWERFUL WAVES BATTERING ROCKS AND JETTIES. IN ADDITION, LARGE BREAKING WAVES CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE MORRO BAY HARBOR ENTRANCE, POTENTIALLY CAPSIZING SMALL BOATS.

* TIDES...PEAK HIGH TIDE ON MONDAY WILL BE 5.4 FEET AROUND 550 AM, THEN 5.7 FEET AROUND 620 AM TUESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

A HIGH SURF WARNING INDICATES THAT DANGEROUS...BATTERING WAVES ARE EXPECTED TO POUND THE SHORELINE, BRINGING POTENTIALLY DAMAGING AND LIFE- THREATENING CONDITIONS. IT IS ADVISED THAT PEOPLE REMAIN AWAY FROM THE SHORELINE FROM SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY, ESPECIALLY STAYING OFF ROCKS AND JETTIES. 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.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

Areas of morning fog, then some sun. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s.

Today

65° 44°

Areas of morning fog, then some sun. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s.

Humidity:74%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:NNW at 9 mph
Chance of Rain:10%
UV Index:3 Moderate
Sunrise:07:02:10 AM
Sunset:04:51:43 PM
DayPrecipTemp
Areas of morning fog, then some sun. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s.Sat
10%65° 44°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the low 50s.Sun
10%65° 53°
Clouds giving way to sun . Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s.Mon
20%64° 46°
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the upper 40s.Tue
10%66° 47°
Mainly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 40s.Wed
0%74° 46°
Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 40s.Thu
0%72° 48°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 40s.Fri
10%68° 47°


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