Moderate Risk of Sneaker Waves

Sneaker waves

[Graphic from the National Weather Service]

The National Weather Channel warns this morning,

There is a moderate risk of sneaker waves today (Tuesday) due to a rapidly building swell arriving to our coast. Sneaker waves are large waves that seem to come out of nowhere and can catch you off guard resulting in you quickly being pulled into the ocean where survival is unlikely because of strong currents, turbulent surf, and very cold water. Do not be fooled by an ocean that looks calm. There can be 20 minutes of small waves right before a sneaker wave strikes. Avoid steep beaches, rocks, and jetties. Stay far back from the surf and do not go in after dogs that get pulled into the surf. Dogs almost always get out on their own.




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