Monday, October 21, 2013

High-surf advisory along the coast through Tuesday

 San Jose Mercury News Central Coast/Nels Johnson, Marin Independent Journal, 10/21/13.  "Big surf expected along Bay Area coast as official warns of 'sneaker waves'"

High waves, possible "sneaker waves"
"A high-surf advisory was posted for the Marin coast Monday by federal forecasters who warned beach visitors about rogue "sneaker waves."

Ten-foot combers were predicted for some coastal areas from Santa Cruz to Sonoma, and an occasional "sneaker wave is possible," federal forecaster Steve Anderson said.  Such big waves suddenly rise from the surf and can sweep beachcombers out to sea, the National Weather Service official noted.

There's always a danger of people getting hit by a big wave," he said. High surf can be expected through Tuesday as a low pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska moves through the region. No wind or rain is expected."

Note:  Sneaker wave photograph from Getty Images, The weather channel, Associated Press, "Sneaker waves prove deadly in California," 1/28/13. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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