Heat Advisory and Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore for October 3, 2014

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Date: October 3, 2014
Contact: John Golda, 415-464-5143

An area of high pressure combined with offshore winds will lead to very warm to hot temperatures throughout the region. In addition, a moderate sized, long period southwest swell will enter the region on Friday, October 3 and remain through tonight. This swell will result in an increased threat of rip currents and sneaker waves along most of the beaches at Point Reyes National Seashore.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory until 9 pm this evening and a beach hazards statement for rip currents and sneaker waves through this evening.

Hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create conditions in which heat illnesses are possible. One should light, wear loose fitting clothes and be sure to drink plenty of water if spending time outside.

A beach hazard statement means that potentially dangerous conditions may exist on park beaches, especially along south facing beaches like Limantour and Drakes Beaches. These hazards may include large shore break, strong rip currents, strong longshore currents, and possible sneaker waves. All of these conditions could be life threatening.

Be sure to always have your eyes on the ocean.

-NPS-



Last updated: February 28, 2015

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Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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