Weather Alerts for San Diego County Coastal

Issued by the National Weather Service

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL

Areas Affected:
Orange County Coastal - San Diego County Coastal Areas
Effective: Fri, 7/28 10:00am Updated: Thu, 7/27 5:33am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 8/1 1:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HURRICANE HILLARY TO SEND LARGE WAVES TO THE SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA COAST THIS WEEKEND THROUGH MONDAY...
.HURRICANE HILLARY OVER THE TROPICAL EASTERN PACIFIC IS FORECAST
TO CONTINUE ON A WEST-NORTHWEST TRACK. SWELLS FROM THIS
HURRICANE ARE FORECAST TO BUILD FRIDAY THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY AND
PEAK LATE SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY. IN ADDITION...A SMALLER BUT
LONGER PERIOD SOUTH SWELL WILL ARRIVE SATURDAY AND PEAK SUNDAY
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. THESE SWELLS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN HIGH
SURF AT LOCAL BEACHES...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE SOUTH FACING
BEACHES OF ORANGE COUNTY AND NORTHERN SAN DIEGO COUNTY. STRONG RIP
AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS WILL ALSO BE A CONCERN. THE SURF HEIGHT
WILL DEPEND ON THE STRENGTH AND TRACK OF HILLARY...WHICH IS STILL
NOT CERTAIN.
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT...
* SURF HEIGHTS...5 TO 7 FEET WITH SETS TO 8 OR 9 FEET.
* SWELLS...A MODERATE PERIOD SOUTH SWELL OF 5 FEET FROM 180 TO 190
DEGREES ALONG WITH A LONG PERIOD SOUTH SWELL OF 2 TO 3 FEET FROM
180 DEGREES.
* LOCATIONS...HIGHEST SURF LIKELY ALONG ORANGE COUNTY BEACHES AND
NORTH OF ENCINITAS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.
* TIMING...SURF FORECAST TO BUILD FRIDAY THROUGH EARLY
SATURDAY...PEAKING LATE SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...THEN
GRADUALLY LOWERING ON TUESDAY.
* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS DUE TO LARGE WAVES AND
STRONG RIP AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS. LARGE BREAKING WAVES POSSIBLY
OVER-TOPPING JETTIES.

Information:
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS AND OTHER HAZARDS ARE POSSIBLE. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED
WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.