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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 1:55 PM PST on December 21, 2014

Expires 5:00 PM EST on December 23, 2014


... High wind watch in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday
afternoon...

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a high wind
watch... which is in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday
afternoon.

* Winds... north to northeast winds 20 to 30 mph... with gusts to 60
mph. Local gusts to 75 mph.

* Location... strongest gusts below the Cajon Pass... in the Santa
mountains and foothills... below the Banning pass... .and below Cuyamaca.

* Timing... the strongest winds will develop late Monday night and Tuesday
morning. A secondary... but weaker period of winds will occur
Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

* Impacts... broken tree limbs... debris on roadways... and dangerous
travel conditions for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.




Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 12:55 PM PST on December 21, 2014

Expires 1:00 PM EST on December 23, 2014


... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Tuesday
morning...

* surf... 4 to 7 feet along exposed west-facing beaches through
this afternoon. 2 to 5 feet elsewhere. Surf beginning to lower
this afternoon.

* Locations... highest surf along exposed west-facing beaches...
especially north of Newport Beach in Orange County and south
of del Mar in San Diego County.

* Timing... surf peaking this afternoon... then slowly lowering
through Tuesday. Minor tidal overflow each morning and strong
rip currents through Tuesday.

* Tides... high tides around 7 feet between about 7 am and 9 am
each day.

* Impacts... elevated surf and strong rip currents will result in
dangerous swimming conditions. Minor flooding of low-lying
areas along the beach is possible... including beach parking
lots.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.



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