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Humboldt’s beautiful beaches can be deadly

National Weather Service HUMBOLDT – The National Weather Service and the Water Safety Coalition would like to remind community members that some beaches in Humboldt County are particularly dangerous because of how steep they are. Some of the steepest and most deadly beaches are found around the lagoons such as Big Lagoon, Dry Lagoon and

Sneaker waves and why you should avoid the beach today and this weekend

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Big, fat ocean swells have spurred the National Weather Service to issue a sneaker wave warning for this afternoon through Sunday. Wide swells with periods of 20 seconds will build to four to six feet this afternoon, according to the NWS. On Saturday the swells will grow to nine to

Weather: Rain, high winds, big waves coming our way

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Late this morning, a rainstorm is forecast to hit Humboldt County, dumping a quarter to a half an inch of the wet stuff. The calmness of the morning is expected to be replaced with 13 to 18 mph winds, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Tarps will be peeled

Big waves to batter the coast later this week

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Later this week Humboldt coastline is expected to be battered by massive waves, with breakers in excess of 35 feet on Friday. Swells are expected to be 25 to 30 feet. According to the National Weather Service Eureka office Area Forecast Discussion web page, “The exact magnitude of the swell

Ruth Lake almost full; big waves to slam coast

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT/TRINITY COUNTIES – The water reservoir which supplies Humboldt County’s major population centers is about 89 percent filled and may reach capacity next week, depending on rainfall. Ruth Lake, located in neighboring Trinity County, has been nearly filled thanks to unusually high rainfall in October. Ruth Lake discharges into the Mad River,

Coast Guard: Be careful during storm

U.S. Coast Guard MCKINLEYVILLE — The Coast Guard urges boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the waters along the Northern California coast due to forecasted weather conditions extending into late Saturday. A second potent storm is expected to affect the local waters with high winds and large steep waves beginning Saturday and lasting

Sneaker wave alert today; rain on Sunday night

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A high tide and big swells have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a sneaker wave alert for this afternoon. The high tide in conjunction with long-period swells pose a “moderate to high sneaker wave threat,” according to the NWS. So be careful out there and, if you must