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Cold Rain, Big Surf to Pound OC

A cold Pacific storm is on its way into Orange County, bringing rain and 10-foot waves to the coast.

Rain is expected in Orange County today, ushering in several days of occasionally damp weather, and heavy surf will start pounding the coast Thursday as result of a large swell building in the Pacific Ocean, forecasters said.

National Weather Service forecasters said ``a rather strong Pacific cold front'' will slide into the region generating rain and gusty winds.

The rain -- though not necessarily the high winds -- will spread to the region late this afternoon or early evening, they said. Precipitation, mostly in the form of showers, is in the forecast through Monday.

Today's rainfall is expected to be light -- between a 10th and a third of an inch, with three-quarters of an inch across south-facing mountain slopes, according to the NWS. The snow level will remain above 7,500 feet.

Highs today and over the next several days in the Greater L.A. area will
be in the mid 60s.
Also expected this week is heavy surf along the coast as a result of a huge swell being generated by two storms -- one in the north-central Pacific, the other in the eastern Pacific. The strongest surf will be Friday and Saturday.

``Surf and swell conditions will be hazardous to anyone entering the water from very early Thursday morning through this weekend, with dangerous rip current expected,'' an NWS advisory said. ``Minor beach erosion and localized flooding of low-lying areas may also occur...''

A high surf advisory will be in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. Saturday.

 - City News Service

Jena November 30, 2012 at 01:49 AM
I'm flagging you both as inappropriate.
Kyle Banashek November 30, 2012 at 02:11 AM
It's a quote from Point Break and a joke...@Jena - take a chill pill
Jena November 30, 2012 at 04:44 AM
So sorry Kyle. Having no tone in text doesn't allow me to be my usual sarcastic self. Love the quote and your banter. Truly excited for the swell! (no saracasim).
Kyle Banashek November 30, 2012 at 05:02 AM
No worries ;) Kind Regards, Warchild
Angy November 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Check out pics I added from salt creek beach this morning

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