Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
410 AM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
410 AM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...DANGEROUS SEAS EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

HEAVY WEST SWELL WILL BUILD TODAY...PEAKING AT AROUND 20 FEET
WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 18 TO 19 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING HOURS. LARGE BREAKING WAVES ARE EXPECTED AT BAR CROSSINGS
AND IN OTHER SHOALING AREAS. WAVES BREAKING MUCH FARTHER FROM THE
COAST THAN NORMAL WILL INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE SURF ZONE. SWELLS
OF THIS SIZE HAVE A HIGH POTENTIAL OF MOVING CRAB POTS.

ON SATURDAY...16 TO 18 FOOT WEST SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
15 TO 16 SECONDS WILL COMBINE WITH SHORT PERIOD WIND WAVES OF
AROUND 10 FEET GENERATED BY GALE FORCE WINDS. THIS WILL CAUSE
DANGEROUS WAVE CONDITIONS. MOREOVER...DUE TO THE FREQUENCY OF
SIGNIFICANT STORM ACTIVITY IN THE REGION DURING THIS TIME
PERIOD...THERE WILL BE AN INCREASED PROBABILITY OF ROGUE WAVES.
BLOWING SPRAY AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL REDUCE
VISIBILITY MAKING ROGUE WAVES DIFFICULT TO SPOT.

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