KPIX 5 Morning Weather Anchor Roberta Gonzales answers the questions you never get to ask on-air.
Q: Roberta, I heard you say something about large surf? What gives? – Greg Williams, San FranciscoREAD MORE: California Healthcare Workers Say Ambulances Wait Hours With Patients Outside Hospitals
A: SURF’S UP! Grab your board and get ready for some pretty clean breaks!
A beach hazard statement is in effect for Thursday through Friday evening. A potent storm to the North of the San Francisco Bay Area has generated a long period swell train moving into the Bay Area waters Thursday. What does this mean for you? With near or record warm temperatures forecast for the Bay Area Thursday and Friday, many people will be flocking to the local beaches. Be mindful of:READ MORE: Possible Explosive Device Outside Oakland Courthouse Forces Evacuations, Street Closures
-Fast moving forerunner waves arriving this afternoon.
-Large waves overnight tonight through Friday. (4 to 7 ft. swells today, 10-15 ft. Friday, 6-10 ft. Saturday).
-Increased likelihood of people pulled out into the ocean by rip currents or washed into the ocean by sneaker waves.
The Beach Hazard Statement includes the Pacific coastline from Sonoma County to Monterey County.MORE NEWS: Fire Burns At Residential Building in San Francisco Mission District
I would love to hear from you! Please send weather questions, observations and photos to me, Gonzales@kpix.cbs.com and I look forward to hearing from you!