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High Winds And Rain Heavy Surf This Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the north and central coast areas from Saturday at noon to 1am on Sunday. South winds are expected at 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Gusts as high as 75 mph possible for exposed beaches and headlands. Strong winds may blow down trees and power lines. Scattered power outages are possible. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.

There is also a high surf advisory in affect now through Sunday. Large waves and hazardous surf conditions are expected with plunging breakers up to 28 feet. For the Beach sneaker waves possible. Destructive waves may wash over beaches, jetties, and other structures unexpectedly. People can be swept off rocks and jetties and drown while observing high surf. Minor beach erosion may damage coastal properties and buildings. Higher than normal water run-up is expected on beaches and low-lying shoreline. A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches, producing rip currents, sneaker waves and beach erosion. Stay well back from the water`s edge and be alert for exceptionally high waves. Keep away from large logs on the beach. Water running up on the beach can easily lift or roll logs which can injure or kill someone caught in their path. Remain out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming conditions.

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