Coast Guard urges boating safety as Southern California prepares for gale conditions

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard cautions members of the public in coastal locations around southern California this week to be aware of inclement and rapidly changing weather conditions, including the possibility of gale force winds. Small craft advisories and gale warnings remain in effect in the region throughout the week.

West Coast boaters warned of high winds and seas

LOS ANGELES – The National Weather Service is warning of possible gale force winds (sustained surface winds of 39 to 54 miles per hour) and high seas of 10 to 15 feet beginning Friday night that are expected to last though the weekend. The Coast Guard strongly urges recreational boaters to exercise extreme caution during this time.