San Diego County Coastal Areas Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Excessive Heat Watch
Issued: 1:37 PM PDT Oct. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat watch in effect from Monday morning through
Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued an excessive
heat watch... which is in effect from Monday morning through
Tuesday evening.

* Temperature... daytime maximums between 98 and 106. Nighttime minimums
in some windier locations could remain in the 70s.

* Impacts... heat related illness is likely for those involved in
strenuous outdoor activity, or those with health conditions that
do not have adequate access to air conditioning. If untreated,
heat illness events could be fatal. Never leave children or pets
inside a parked car!

* Outlook... gradual cooling will likely occur Wednesday and

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of very high
temperatures is expected. The very hot weather will create a
dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink
plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of
the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.


Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 12:25 PM PDT Oct. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Sunday evening...

* waves and surf... 3 to 5 ft with sets to 6 ft through this
afternoon with highest surf north of Solana Beach. Surf lowering
tonight then increasing again to 3 to 6 ft late Friday through

* Timing... although surf will lower tonight... new northwest swells
from the 295 degree direction will bring a return of elevated
surf and increase the rip current threat again at the beaches
late Friday through Saturday with surf gradually lowering

* Impacts... there is an increased risk of ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
breaking waves can wash people off jetties and rocks... and
capsize small boats near shore.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don't swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.