By Ishita Srivastava for Dailymail.Com
02:28 on December 28, 2023, updated at 04:55 on December 28, 2023
- The National Weather Service has issued warnings of dangerously high surf and potentially life-threatening currents starting this evening in the San Francisco Bay area.
- The agency is also warning of another wave of showers in the region this week – from Friday morning to Saturday midday.
- Authorities are asking swimmers to stay out of the water and watch out for giant waves, especially on west-facing beaches.
Californians are advised to prepare for waves up to 30 feet, multiple rainfall and strong winds this week.
The National Weather Service has issued warnings for dangerous waves and life-threatening currents starting this evening in the San Francisco Bay area.
Forecasters expect water hazards to become deadly Thursday, with breaking waves reaching 30 feet on the region’s northwest and west-facing beaches.
Authorities are asking swimmers to stay out of the water, watch out for giant waves, especially on west-facing beaches, and stay away from rocks and jetties.
The NWS is also warning of another round of showers in the area this week – Friday morning through midday Saturday.
The government agency warned today: “These high waves are very dangerous and will easily sweep people into the sea from rocks and jetties.
“Never turn your back on the ocean!” Stay away from coastal piers, avoid entering and near water, and keep your eyes on children and pets.
These weather conditions are expected to continue until early January.
Waves are expected to hit the coastline from 3 a.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday.
According to surf forecast service Surfline, Ocean Beach in San Francisco is expected to see waves up to 35 feet.
Such forecasts come after a blizzard warning was put into effect in six states, with up to eight inches of snow expected in parts of the northern and central United States after millions of Americans experienced a white Christmas.
Winter storm warnings were issued Tuesday for Alaska, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.
“A significant winter storm with heavy snow, blizzard conditions and potentially damaging ice continues across parts of the north-central United States through early Wednesday,” the National Weather Service said in its forecasts.
Blowing snow across the Great Plains left crews scrambling to clear dangerous roads over the past holiday weekend and Christmas.
“Travel could become nearly impossible along the I-80 and I-90 corridors through Tuesday as a storm unleashes intense snow and howling winds across the Plains,” said meteorologist Courtney Travis. AccuWeather main page.
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