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

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WHUS46 KMFR 301135
CFWMFR

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
435 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017


ORZ021-022-302300-
/O.CON.KMFR.BH.S.0002.170401T2100Z-170402T1500Z/
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST-CURRY COUNTY COAST-
435 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...THE SNEAKER WAVES THREAT WILL INCREASE SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE INTO EARLY SUNDAY
  MORNING AS A LONG PERIOD WEST SWELL IMPACTS THE COAST.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...ALL BEACHES ALONG THE CURRY, COOS AND
  DOUGLAS COASTS.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...LARGE SNEAKER WAVES CAN ARRIVE SUDDENLY
  AND PUSH WATER VERY FAR UP THE BEACH, AND MAY SWEEP PEOPLE OFF
  THEIR FEET AND INTO THE OCEAN. THESE WAVES CAN ALSO LIFT AND
  MOVE LOGS AND DEBRIS, WHICH CAN CRUSH OR INJURE THOSE CAUGHT
  IN THE WATER. USE EXTRA CAUTION AT AREA BEACHES DURING THIS
  TIME PERIOD AND NEVER TURN YOUR BACK TO THE OCEAN.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES AND OTHER HAZARDS
CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION
SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER. SNEAKER WAVES CAN
ARRIVE SUDDENLY AND PUSH MUCH FARTHER UP THE BEACH THAN PREVIOUS
WAVES, RESULTING IN DANGEROUS CONDITIONS EVEN WHEN THE OCEAN DOES
NOT APPEAR THREATENING.

&&

$$

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