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Last Map Update: Wed, Oct. 27, 2021 at 11:58:21 am PDT

National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area, CANational Weather Service San Joaquin Valley, CANational Weather Service Las Vegas, NV
National Weather Service Honolulu, HIZoom
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National Weather Service NWS Phoenix
National Weather Service Honolulu, HINational Weather Service San Diego, CANational Weather Service San Diego, CA

A large northwest to west swell is bringing high surf to area beaches and it will continue Wednesday morning. Many beaches will see advisory level surf. The Central Coast will see surf between 12 and 17 feet. In this area, some coastal damage will be possible due to the large, powerful surf. Surf expected for the Ventura County coast will range between 8 and 12 feet, and for the LA County Coast between 6 and 10 feet. West-facing beaches of the Santa Barbara South Coast will see surf between 4 and 7 feet. Impacts include frequent, strong rip currents and large, powerful breaking waves on west to northwest facing beaches. Dangerous sneaker waves will also be possible, which means that suddenly much larger waves will wash over jetties or previously dry beaches. Swimmers and inexperienced surfers should stay out of the water. Never turn your back to the ocean!
Strong offshore pressure gradient trends have helped to bring gusty NW to N winds to portions of the mountains and foothills early this afternoon where gusts were generally in the 25 to 35 mph range. The gusty winds will continue in these areas through the rest of the day. There should also be breezy to gusty NW to N winds for many other parts of the forecast area this afternoon as well. Winds will turn more NE for Wed night into Thu morning, with the strongest winds possibly to advisory levels over the wind-prone areas of Ventura and L.A. Counties. Weaker NE winds are expected Thu night into Fri morning as gradients trend onshore.

 

 

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