High surf conditions continue along the San Diego coast - The CW San Diego - News 8


high surf
San Diego County Coastal Areas, CA

San Diego County Coastal Areas-Orange County Coastal Areas-
558 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018


* Timing...Peak surf through tonight, slowly diminishing Wednesday
through Thursday, then increasing again Friday through Saturday.

* Peak Surf...5 to 9 feet with sets 10 to 13 feet. Highest sets
in southern San Diego County.

* Tides...5.75 ft at 8:40 AM Wednesday and 5.60 ft at 9:10 AM

* Impacts...Large breaking waves, very strong rip currents, waves
overtopping jetties and coastal rock formations and sneaker
waves. Minor coastal flooding and beach erosion during high


A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area...producing rip currents, beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.



High surf conditions continue along the San Diego coast

Weather Update: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (7:00 a.m.)

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Temperatures are expected to yo-yo over the next few days in San Diego County with slightly cooler weather expected Tuesday.

Warmer weather is predicted on Wednesday and then cooler weather on tap again for Thursday. 

A low-pressure system moving into Southern California later in the week will bring a chance of rain Friday and Saturday. 

Until then, some patchy low clouds and fog are possible, mostly along the coast and mostly overnight and in the mornings.

The highest surf conditions so far this winter are expected on the San Diego coast this week, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS issued a high surf advisory for San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles counties for 10 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Several strong storm systems in the Gulf of Alaska have caused a large northwest long period swell to start moving down the seas off California. These large, long-period swells will bring an extended period of high surf to northwest and west facing beaches across SW California beaches beginning Monday and persisting through at least Wednesday night, the NWS warned.

The surf was expected to build with peak surf conditions Tuesday night, then begin to taper off Wednesday and Thursday.

Waves as high as 15 feet were predicted for Tuesday, and the conditions were expected to cause water to overtop jetties and create strong rip currents.

Forecasters said inexperienced swimmers should stay out of the water for the duration of the advisory.

Though the conditions should fade Thursday, there is potential for high surf to continue into next weekend, the NWS said.

CLICK HERE for the 8 Day MicroClimate forecast. 

Chopper 8 footage of high tides along San Diego coastline:


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