URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
133 PM PDT SAT OCT 19 2013
…A LONG PERIOD NORTHWEST SWELL IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT THE
COAST LATE SUNDAY EVENING…
.A LONG PERIOD NORTHWEST SWELL WILL ARRIVE TO THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
CALIFORNIA COAST LATE SUNDAY EVENING. THIS SWELL WILL RESULT IN SNEAKER
WAVES…LARGE SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
COASTAL NORTH BAY…INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
133 PM PDT SAT OCT 19 2013
…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS
ISSUED A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR SNEAKER WAVES…STRONG RIP
CURRENTS AND LARGE SURF…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
* LOCATION…THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST STRETCHING
FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH TO SOUTHERN MONTEREY COUNTY.
* TIMING…THE SWELL TRAIN WILL ARRIVE LATE SUNDAY EVENING AND
WILL PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS…SNEAKER WAVES WHICH ARE CAPABLE OF WASHING PEOPLE INTO
THE SEA FROM BEACHES AND ROCKS…STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT
MEANS THAT POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS MAY EXIST ON SPECIFIC
BEACHES. THESE HAZARDS MAY INCLUDE LARGE SHORE BREAK…STRONG RIP
CURRENTS AND POSSIBLY SNEAKER WAVES. ALL OF WHICH COULD BE LIFE
THREATENING. FISHERMEN SHOULD AVOID FISHING FROM ROCKS AND JETTIES.
BE SURE TO ALWAYS KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE OCEAN.
Once again, our school is going to participate in the Coastal Cleanup Project, sponsored by the Save Our Shores, and endorsed by organizations such as the Surfrider Foundation, The Ocean Conservancy, and the California Coastal Commission. In doing our part, we are planning to do an environmental “sweep” of several of the local beaches and coastal zones along the Big Sur South Coast. The beaches we will be visiting (and caring for) are Willow Creek, Mill Creek, Kirk Creek, Sand Dollar Beach Park, and Jade Cove area. The Coastal Cleanup Program will be providing us with accessories, such as bags, gloves, and data sheets to record the waste and litter we remove.
Our local project will be a contingent of a statewide and national effort that will be taking place along the entire California coast, as well as beaches, lakeshores, and rivers across the nation, and worldwide! We will not only be cleaning up litter and debris from our pristine and treasured local beach sites, but we will also be counting every litter item we collect on specialized data-collection sheets, which classify the items by category. Our data will go for scientific use by environmental agencies and organizations, regional, statewide, national, and international.
Each class will be taken to a different beach location during the time frame of scheduled classes on Wednesday, Sept 18, to perform this community service.
NOTE: Parents, friends, and community members are welcome, and you are invited to join us!!!
Call the school at 805-927 4507, or see coordinator, David Allan
to sign up with one of our teams.