Hundreds of miles of California coastline fall under hazards warning for powerful, dangerous waves

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The advisory emphasizes that appearances can be deceiving, and even seemingly calm ocean conditions can harbor perilous sneaker waves.Photo byPaul HanaokaonUnsplash

In a recent advisory issued by the National Weather Service, coastal areas spanning Del Norte, Northern Humboldt, Southwestern Humboldt, and Mendocino Counties are under a Beach Hazards Statement from 4 AM PST Monday through late Monday night.

The primary concern highlighted in the statement is the heightened risk of sneaker waves, characterized by large, unexpected waves that can sweep across beaches without warning, posing a severe threat to those near the shoreline.

The impacted areas include Coastal Del Norte, Northern Humboldt Coast, Southwestern Humboldt, and Mendocino Coast Counties. Residents and visitors are urged to exercise extreme caution, as these sneaker waves can unexpectedly engulf people on rocks, jetties, and beaches.

Moreover, the force of these waves can move substantial objects, such as logs, potentially causing harm to anyone caught beneath them.

The advisory emphasizes that appearances can be deceiving, and even seemingly calm ocean conditions can harbor perilous sneaker waves.

The warning highlights the deceptive nature of these waves, as there can be up to 30 minutes of small waves before a sudden and powerful sneaker wave strikes. To mitigate risks, individuals are strongly advised to avoid rocky areas and jetties, stay clear of steep beaches, and maintain a significant distance from the water. Never turning one's back on the ocean is stressed as a crucial safety measure.

The affected coastal areas extend beyond the mentioned counties to include Coastal North Bay, San Francisco Peninsula Coast, Southern Monterey Bay, and Big Sur Coast.

Residents in these regions are urged to stay informed about the evolving weather conditions, adhere to safety guidelines, and take appropriate precautions to ensure their well-being in the face of this increased threat of sneaker waves.


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