Weather Alerts for SAN DIEGO COASTS

Issued by the National Weather Service

Wind Advisory  WIND ADVISORY   Wind Advisory
SAN DIEGO COASTS

Areas Affected:
Orange County Coastal - Orange County Inland - San Bernardino and Riverside County Valleys-The Inland Empire - San Diego County Coastal Areas - San Diego County Inland Valleys
Effective: Sun, 2/17 2:00pm Updated: Sun, 2/17 1:28pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 2/17 10:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WIND ADVISORY FOR THE LOWER DESERTS...COAST AND VALLEYS...
.Breezy conditions will develop this afternoon as colder air
overspreads Southern CA. The strongest winds will occur along the
immediate coast in the late afternoon and evening and across the
lower deserts. Winds will gradually weaken tonight.
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING...
* Winds...West to northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 35
mph.
* Timing...This afternoon and evening.
* Location...Coastal areas and valleys, strongest along the
immediate coast.
* Impacts...Wet soil from recent heavy rains may result in weak
or shallow rooted trees being uprooted during the time of
strongest winds.

Information:
A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
SAN DIEGO COASTS

Areas Affected:
Orange County Coastal - San Diego County Coastal Areas
Effective: Sun, 2/17 1:53am Updated: Sun, 2/17 1:28pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 2/17 4:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS TODAY...
.A west-northwest swell from 290 degrees will bring elevated surf
and strong rip currents. The highest surf today will be in
southern San Diego County.
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...
* Surf...3 to 6 feet with sets to 7 feet in San Diego County south
of Del Mar.
* Timing...Through 4 PM today.
* Impacts...Strong rip currents and risk of drowning with
dangerous swimming conditions.

Information:
A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as strong
rip currents...elevated surf heights...minor tidal overflow...or
lightning are possible at local beaches. Obey posted warning
signs and flags and talk to a lifeguard before swimming. Use
caution when in or near the water and always swim near a
lifeguard.