High Surf Advisory In Effect Saturday Until 9 p.m.

The warning issued by the National Weather Service this morning warns that those visiting area beaches should use "extra caution."

The National Weather Service (NWS) to issue a high surf advisory this morning for the San Mateo County Coast. The advisory is  currently scheduled to be in effect until 9 p.m. tonight.

Large west-northwesterly swells are projected to be between 14 - 17 ft., with periods of 13 to 15 seconds between wave peaks, according to the NWS. The advisory states that the swells greater than 15 ft. "will create a dangerous near shore environment," and that area beaches should experience rip currents in the surf zone, along with localized beach erosion. Minor coastal flooding might also occur.

Those working on cleaning up damage caused by the recent tsunami are advised by the NWS to stay aware of local forecasts during this time period and "take the appropriate precautions."

Other areas included in the advisory are the Point Reyes National Seashore, Northern and Southern Monterey Bay, and the Big Sur Coast.


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