San Francisco, CA

2:52 PM PDT on July 22, 2018 (GMT -0700)
North Mission (Valencia and Market) | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Beach Hazard Statement

Elev 62 ft 37.77 °N, 122.42 °W | Updated 2 minutes ago

Clear
Clear
68.6 °F
Feels Like 68.6 °F
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1
Wind Variable Wind from SW
Gusts 11.0 mph

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 30.08 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 1000 ft
Dew Point 59 °F
Humidity 71%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:05 AM 8:26 PM
Waxing Gibbous, 79% visible
METAR KSFO 222056Z 29017KT 10SM FEW010 22/13 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP185 T02170133 58005 $
Pressure 30.08 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 1000 ft
Dew Point 59 °F
Humidity 71%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:05 AM 8:26 PM
Waxing Gibbous, 79% visible
METAR KSFO 222056Z 29017KT 10SM FEW010 22/13 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP185 T02170133 58005 $

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 2:15 PM PDT Jul. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect from Monday morning
through Wednesday morning...

* waves and surf... forerunners 2 to 3 feet at 20 to 21 seconds
Monday morning. Southerly swell will increase to 4 feet late
Monday with a period of 17 to 20 seconds. Breaking waves of 7
to 9 feet will be possible at favored locations.

* Hazards... increased risk of rip currents and sneaker waves,
stronger longshore current at west facing beaches, and
somewhat larger breaking waves at south facing coasts.

* Timing... forerunners will arrive Monday morning before swell
heights increase late in the day and remain elevated through
Wednesday morning.

* Location... south facing beaches along the central coast from
Sonoma County to Monterey County including but not limited to
Stinson and Santa Cruz Beach.

* Potential impacts... increased risk of sneaker waves and rip
currents at these beaches. Unsuspecting beach-goers may
suddenly be pulled out to sea. Never turn your back to the
ocean!

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazard statement for rip currents means that conditions
are present to support a heightened risk of strong rip currents.
Rip currents are typically more frequent and stronger in the
vicinity of jetties... inlets... and piers. Swimmers caught in a
rip current should swim parallel to the coast to escape the rip
current before trying to swim for shore. Swimmers should always
swim near a lifeguard.

A beach hazard statement for sneaker waves means that conditions
are present to support a heightened risk of unsuspecting beach
goers being swept into the sea by a wave. People walking along
the beach should never turn their back to the sea. Fisherman
should avoid fishing from rocks or jetties.

A beach hazard statement for longshore currents means that
conditions are present to support strong currents which parallel
the coast. Strong longshore currents can quickly carry swimmers
down shore away from their original Point of entry. Longshore
currents can feed into rip currents which may carry a swimmer
quickly out to sea. Swimmers caught in a longshore current should
swim towards shore for safety. In contrast, swimmers caught in a
rip current should swim parallel to the coast to escape the rip
current before trying to swim for shore. Always swim near a
lifeguard.