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High surf hammers the coast

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    Thunderstorms this morning more likely to produce virga than significant rainfall due to drier lower levels of atmosphere, but showers are underway in many parts of San Diego County. 
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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - High surf accompanied by dangerous rip currents pounded the San Diego County coastline Monday.

The elevated surf and dangerous rip currents are due to a long period swell generated by a storm off the coast of Japan, according to the National Weather Service. The high surf will persist through this afternoon, then slowly dissipate late Monday night into Tuesday.

The weather service estimated surf heights Monday would be 3 to 5 feet with local sets of 7 feet south of Cardiff.

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