Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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WHUS46 KMFR 182340
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
340 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...HIGH SURF EXPECTED FRIDAY THROUGH LATE SATURDAY EVENING...

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM IN THE NORTH PACIFIC HAS GENERATED LARGE
SWELL THAT WILL REACH THE SOUTHERN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
COAST ON FRIDAY. LARGE BREAKING WAVES ARE EXPECTED ON FRIDAY...
PERSISTING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING BEFORE SUBSIDING.

ORZ021-022-191215-
/O.EXT.KMFR.SU.Y.0005.141219T1900Z-141221T0600Z/
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST-CURRY COUNTY COAST-
340 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 10 PM
PST SATURDAY...

* WAVES AND SURF: SEAS PEAKING NEAR 20 FEET WILL CAUSE AVERAGE
  BREAKING WAVE HEIGHTS OF 20 TO 28 FEET IN THE SURF ZONE.

* TIMING: LATE FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY EVENING. WAVE
  HEIGHTS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK AT WEST FACING BEACHES FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOUTH GALES ARE LIKELY TO WORSEN BREAKING
  WAVE IMPACTS AT AND AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE AT SOUTH
  THROUGH WEST FACING PORTIONS OF THE COASTLINE AROUND MIDDAY ON
  SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS: LARGE SURF WILL MAKE BEACHES AND JETTIES VERY
  DANGEROUS. WAVES OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN EASILY SWEEP PEOPLE AND
  LARGE OBJECTS FROM JETTIES AND...POSSIBLY...INTO THE COLD OCEAN
  WATER. USE EXTREME CAUTION ALONG AND NEAR THE COAST...ESPECIALLY
  AT AND AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

&&

$$

SPILDE


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