SEVERE WEATHER

  • Ventura
  • High Surf Advisory

    Ventura, CA

    636 PM PDT MON OCT 20 2014

    ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 9 PM PDT TUESDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
    HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 9 PM PDT
    TUESDAY.

    * SURF AND TIMING...SURF OF 4 TO 7 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS TO 8 FEET
    WILL AFFECT WEST TO NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES EARLY TUESDAY
    MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

    * IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SWIMMING AND SURF CONDITIONS AND A HIGH
    RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. SNEAKER WAVES...WHICH ARE MUCH LARGER
    WAVES THAT CAN SUDDENLY INUNDATE JETTIES... ROCKS...AND
    BEACHES NEAR THE WATERS EDGE...CAN PRESENT A LIFE-THREATENING
    HAZARD.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
    THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
    EROSION.

    REMEMBER...IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE
    UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THE POWERFUL CURRENT. ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
    LIFEGUARD.



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Most of Southern California will be seeing mild conditions for most of the next week. Fritz Coleman has the week's forecast on the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20th, 2014.
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