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

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WHUS46 KMFR 181314
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
514 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...HIGH SURF EXPECTED FRIDAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY...

.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 AND SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE SUBSIDING.

ORZ021-022-190000-
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SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST-CURRY COUNTY COAST-
514 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 4 AM PST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 4 AM PST
SUNDAY.


* WAVES AND SURF...AVERAGE BREAKING WAVE HEIGHTS OF 20 TO 28 FEET
  ARE EXPECTED DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.

* TIMING...LATE FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. 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...THIS LARGE SURF WILL MAKE BEACHES AND JETTIES VERY
  DANGEROUS DURING THIS TIME PERIOD. WAVES OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN
  EASILY SWEEP PEOPLE AND LARGE OBJECTS OFF OF 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.

&&

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BTL


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