High surf, coastal flood warnings in effect for Bay Area coastline
A warning for elevated surf and coastal flooding is currently active along the entire Bay Area coastline on Thursday. Hazardous conditions have prompted evacuation orders and advisories in certain coastal communities. The high surf warning, encompassing the entire Bay Area coastline, remains in effect until 3 a.m. on Friday, as per the National Weather Service.
Breaking waves could top out anywhere from 28 to 33 feet on west facing beaches and up to 40 feet in favored locations, the weather service said.
“Stay away from rocks, jetties, piers, and other waterside infrastructure,” the weather service wrote on social media. “Never turn your back to the ocean!”
A coastal flood warning issued for beaches along the Pacific Ocean was in effect until 3 p.m. Thursday.
The weather service said large waves are causing significant flooding along beaches and coastal roads, and large debris is washing up on some coastal roads.
A coastal flood advisory was also issued for areas along the San Francisco Bay and was lifted Thursday afternoon.