Storm topples trees, prompts high surf advisory in San Francisco

Monday, March 14, 2016
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A storm packing strong winds that toppled trees has prompted officials to issue a high advisory warning for much of the Northern California coast through Monday.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Strong winds and soil that's been over-saturated with rain have made for dangerous conditions all over the Bay Area.

A high surf advisory is in effect for much of the Northern California coast.

The largest waves are expected Sunday night, with breaking waves at the shoreline expected to exceed 20 feet.

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Beachgoers are being told to be careful of sneaker waves and to be aware of a higher risk of rip currents.

The advisory remains in effect until Monday at 5 p.m. from Sonoma County to Monterey County.

People ABC7 News talked with are heeding the warning. "Normally, like today, if the advisory had not been out, we probably would have been walking right along the water's edge and the dogs do like to play in the water, but we're avoiding that today," Jeffrey Meyer said.

In addition to high surf advisory, San Francisco residents are dealing with falling trees and limbs. The latest one happened on Clement Street and 33rd Avenue at Lincoln Park playground where a large branch snapped and fell on top of a car.

Fortunately, there were no injuries reported.

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