Marie and Cristobal Kicking Up Surf along U.S. Coasts
High Surf and Strong Currents Expected through Friday
The National Weather Service is still advising those along the California (U.S.) coast of high surf and dangerous rip currents as Tropical Storm Marie continues its northwesterly track through the Eastern Pacific. As of the latest advisory (Thursday morning), Marie is expected to gradually weaken but continue to produce large swells along southern California, with potential for coastal flooding in some areas during high tide (NWS). Forecasts through late Friday expect surf from 5 to 8 feet in Los Angeles County, 6 to 10 feet in Orange County, and generally less than 7 feet in San Diego (but with particularly strong rip and longshore currents).
As of Advisory #27 (1400 PDT), Tropical Storm Marie is located 1480 kilometers west-southwest of San Diego, California with maximum sustained winds at 40 miles per hour (NHC).
On the other side of the country, the northeastern United States is also under high surf advisory as Hurricane Cristobal strengthens along the North Atlantic coast (NWS). The advisory remains in effect until Friday morning for beaches from Brooklyn to Montauk with surf heights of 4 to 7 feet and strong rip currents expected through Thursday evening.
As of Advisory #21 (1700 AST) Cristobal is located 435 miles from Halifax, Nova Scotia and moving east-northeast with maximum sustained winds near 80 miles per hour (NHC). Large swells generated by the tropical cyclone are also currently affecting Bermuda and expected to affect portions of the southern coast of Nova Scotia in the coming day or so.
Current Hazard Warnings
Biomedical: West Africa
Drought: Kazakhstan (Northwest), United States (Southwest, Pacific), Ethiopia
High Surf: United States (Northeast, Southern California)
Earthquake: Peru (Tambo)
Flood: India, United States (Montana), Sudan (Central)
Wildfire: Canada (British Columbia), United States (California)
Tropical Storm: Cristobal (Atlantic)
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