Be careful, Ventura County. Massive waves are headed your approach this week.
A excessive surf advisory has been issued and can stay in impact till 6 a.m. Thursday, when a excessive surf warning kicks in. The warning will stay in place till 10 a.m. Friday, the Nationwide Climate Service mentioned.
The warning signifies that the realm will see “dangerously massive breaking waves of 12 to 16 ft,” in addition to “harmful rip currents.” Previous to the warning, the advisory interval is more likely to see massive breaking waves of 5 to eight ft, in addition to harmful rip currents.
Whereas Tuesday and Wednesday morning could appear comparatively calm, the surf “will start to extend Wednesday afternoon,” officers mentioned.
Along with the threats posted to swimmers, beachgoers and boats, the “highly effective waves and robust rip currents will pose an distinctive threat of ocean drowning and harm to coastal
constructions like piers and jetties,” the NWS added.
“Everybody ought to stay out of the water on account of life-threatening surf situations. Keep off jetties, piers, and different water aspect infrastructure,” the company warned.
Whereas the situations in Ventura are scary, seashores in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties are even scarier, the place advisory-period waves are anticipated to be between 8 and 12 ft. Warning interval waves will soar to between 16 and 22 ft.
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