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Pounding surf accompanies El Nino storm

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Pounding surf accompanies El Nino storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The last of several El Nino storms this week is accompanied by battering surf that is flooding some low-lying coastal areas in Southern California. Big waves at high tide Thursday overtopped the breakwater in Los Angeles County’s Redondo Beach and encroached on residential beaches in Malibu. No major damage was reported. National […]

Pounding surf accompanies El Nino storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The last of several El Nino storms this week is accompanied by battering surf that is flooding some low-lying coastal areas in Southern California.

Big waves at high tide Thursday overtopped the breakwater in Los Angeles County’s Redondo Beach and encroached on residential beaches in Malibu. No major damage was reported.

National Weather Service meteorologist Curt Kaplan says waves of 8 to 12 feet are likely, with maximum sets of 16 feet.

High surf warnings for Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties are in effect into Friday.

Thursday’s system will bring scattered thunderstorms but not nearly as much rain as previous storms that have pounded the state since Sunday.

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