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UPDATE: Tsunami Warning - CA., OR, WA

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP)– An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending large tsunami waves crashing across the shore and triggering a rare Tsunami advisory for the Northern California coast.

The National Weather Service issued the alert tweeting — “A Tsunami Advisory has been issued for the U.S. West Coast, including our area. Arrival time of waves: around 7:35 a.m. this morning. A tsunami capable of producing strong currents hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures is expected.”

Waves of 1-3 feet are possible.

The weather service issued the following estimated arrival times for the tsunami surge:

Fort Bragg — 7:35 a.m.
Monterey — 7:35 a.m.
Crescent City — 8:00 a.m.
San Francisco — 8:10 a.m.

 

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MCo Burn Scar Evacuations/Highway 1 Closure 12-12-21 21:30 S.S.

Evacuations have been announced for the burn scar areas of both the Dolan and River Fires. There is also a High Wind Advisory in effect, and Highway 1 has been closed between Deetjen's Big Sur Inn and Ragged Point. Once the current Atmospheric River is done in the area, engineers will check Highway 1, do any necessary repairs, and then re-open the ciastal highway.

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SC and M Counties' Indoor Mask Mandates 11-21-21 19:15 S.S.

  • In Santa Cruz county an indoor mask mandate goes into effect tomorrow (Sunday) night....including in peoples' homes if people who do not live their are present.
  • In Monterey county, this past week County Supervisors decided to cancel the county Health Officer's Indoor Mask Mandate (although the numbers of cases of Covid-19 are still up in Monterey county).

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Time Change - Fall of 2021

The return to Pacific Standard Time took place at 2 o'clock this morning.  For those of you without timepieces (and cell phones)  that do that automatically, that meant/means that you will need to change those manually. As the saying goes "Spring Ahead, and Fall Back.....meaning you will need to roll those un-changed devices to 1 hour earlier (at Time Change 2:00 a.m. became 1:00 a.m.).

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