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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
500 PM CHST FRI DEC 19 2014

.OVERVIEW...LARGE NORTH SWELL GENERATED BY GALE FORCE WINDS OVER THE
NORTHWEST PACIFIC ALONG WITH TRADE-WIND SWELL AND WIND WAVES WILL
MAINTAIN HAZARDOUS SURF ACROSS THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU AND YAP STATE.

$$

PMZ161-171-191900-
KOROR PALAU-YAP-
500 PM CHST FRI DEC 19 2014

...A HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTH FACING SHORES...

HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES TONIGHT
WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE SATURDAY AND COULD FALL BELOW HAZARDOUS
LEVELS SUNDAY MORNING.

AVOID VENTURING NEAR EXPOSED REEFS AND BEACHES...ESPECIALLY THOSE
FACING NORTH AS RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

$$

SIMPSON

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
852 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

WAZ516-517-200030-
/O.CON.KSEW.SU.Y.0006.141219T1800Z-141220T1400Z/
/O.CON.KSEW.CF.A.0004.141220T1400Z-141221T0000Z/
NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-
852 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 6 AM
PST SATURDAY...
...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...LARGE ENERGETIC WAVES WILL MOVE ONTO THE WASHINGTON
  COAST MIDDAY FRIDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. THE HIGH
  SWELL MAY COMBINE WITH A HIGH TIDE TO PRODUCE SOME COASTAL
  FLOODING MIDDAY SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH SURF WILL MAKE IT EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH OR
  OBSERVE WAVES FROM ROCKS FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY.
  SIGNIFICANT WAVE RUN UP ON BEACHES IS LIKELY..,AND BEACH
  EROSION IS POSSIBLE. LOW LYING COASTAL COMMUNITIES SUCH AS
  WESTPORT...OCEAN SHORES AND LA PUSH MAY SEE SOME FLOODING AROUND
  THE SATURDAY HIGH TIDE.

* TIME OF HIGH TIDE...AROUND 11 AM PST SATURDAY ON THE CENTRAL
  AND NORTH WASHINGTON COAST.

* PREDICTED TIDE...AT NEAH BAY THE PREDICTED HIGH TIDE IS AROUND
  10.5 FEET. THE TIDE TABLE PREDICTION IS AROUND 9.2 FEET. TIDAL
  ANOMALIES WILL LIKELY BE HIGHER THAN THIS DUE TO BREAKING WAVE
  ACTION AND TIDAL ANOMALIES WILL BE SIMILAR ALONG THE ENTIRE
  COASTLINE OF NORTH AND CENTRAL WASHINGTON.

* SEAS...23 TO 25 FEET FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY NIGHT AND 20
  TO 22 FEET ON SATURDAY.

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.

A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS FLOODING OR BEACH EROSION WILL OCCUR
IF WEATHER CONDITIONS DEVELOP AS PREDICTED. RESIDENTS AND LOCAL
OFFICIALS SHOULD MONITOR THE SITUATION CLOSELY AND BE PREPARED TO
TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION IF A WARNING IS ISSUED.

&&

$$

WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
354 PM HST THU DEC 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU
KAUAI OAHU AND MOLOKAI...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI...

.AN INCREASING NORTHWEST SWELL WILL PRODUCE ADVISORY LEVEL SURF
THROUGH FRIDAY.

HIZ001>003-006>008-012-013-017-020-191500-
/O.CON.PHFO.SU.Y.0049.141219T0200Z-141220T0400Z/
NIIHAU-KAUAI WINDWARD-KAUAI LEEWARD-WAIANAE COAST-
OAHU NORTH SHORE-OAHU KOOLAU-MOLOKAI WINDWARD-MOLOKAI LEEWARD-
MAUI WINDWARD WEST-WINDWARD HALEAKALA-
354 PM HST THU DEC 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY.

* SURF...ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU AND
  KAUAI...AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF OAHU...MOLOKAI AND MAUI...
  12 TO 16 FEET. ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF OAHU AND MOLOKAI...
  8 TO 12 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH 6 PM HST FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES...SHORE
  BREAK...AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING
  DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BEACHGOERS...SWIMMERS...AND SURFERS SHOULD HEED ALL ADVICE GIVEN
BY OCEAN SAFETY OFFICIALS AND EXERCISE CAUTION. BOATERS SHOULD
EXPECT RECREATIONAL SURFERS AND BODY BOARDERS UTILIZING HARBOR
CHANNELS TO ACCESS SURFING AREAS.

&&

$$

REYNES

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
254 PM SST THU DEC 18 2014

ASZ001>003-191530-
TUTUILA-AUNUU-MANUA-SWAINS-
254 PM SST THU DEC 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* SURF...HAZARDOUS SURF HEIGHTS OF 8 TO 10 FEET WILL PEAK TO NEAR
  12 TO 13 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. LARGE SURFS WILL IMPACT
  SOUTH FACING REEFS THROUGH MONDAY.

* TIMING...UNTIL TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...LARGE SURFS AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY INDICATES LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL AFFECT
BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS
AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION. ALSO...IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO
FISH OR OBSERVE WAVES FROM THE SHORELINE DURING HIGH SURF CONDITIONS.

&&

FAUTUAGA MO GALU MAUALULUGA
OFISA O LE TAU PAGO PAGO AS
254 AOAULI ASO TOFI TESEMA 18 2014

...O LOO FAAAUAU FAUTUAGA MO GALU MAUALULUGA...

* GALU...O GALU E 8 I LE 10 FUTU O LE A SI`ISI`I ATU E LATA I LE
  12 I LE 13 FUTU I LE PO O LE ASO FARAILE MA LE ASO TOONA`I. O LE
  A MALOLOSI MA SI`ISI`I TULAGA O GALU MA O LE A A`AFIA MATAFAGA O
  LE ATUNUU I LE ITU I SAUTE E O`O ATU I LE ASO GAFUA.

* TAIMI...SEIA O`O I LE ASO LUA.

* NOFOAGA AAFIA...E MALOLOSI GALU MA E AAVE PEAU O LE SAMI.

FAUTUAGA/TAPENAGA...

O FAUTUAGA MO GALU MAUALULUGA E FAAILOA MAI AI LE MALOLOSI MA LE
TETELE O GALU O LE A AAFIA AI GATAIFALE MA MATAFAGA...MA O LE A
MALOLOSI AAVE O LE SAMI E ONO SOLO AI NISI O VAEGA O LE MATAFAGA.
ONA O LE SI`ISI`I O TULAGA O PEAU O LE SAMI...E FAUTUAINA LE MAMALU
LAUTELE INA IA FAAUTAGIA MAI LENEI FAUTUAGA.

$$

BAQUI

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
548 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...LARGE AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING SURF TO IMPACT THE CENTRAL COAST
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...

...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING FOR THE CENTRAL COAST THIS WEEKEND NEAR
 TIMES OF HIGH TIDE...

A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL GENERATED BY A STORM IN THE GULF OF
ALASKA WILL LIKELY REACH THE CENTRAL COAST FRIDAY
EVENING...WITH SURF BUILDING RAPIDLY OVERNIGHT. THE SURF IS
EXPECTED TO PEAK ON SATURDAY...WHEN 15 TO 20 FOOT BREAKERS WILL BE
LIKELY ON NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES. LOCALLY HIGHER SETS IN EXCESS
OF 20 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ON WELL EXPOSED NORTHWEST FACING
BEACHES. LARGE SURF IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ON SUNDAY.
IF SURF THIS LARGE DEVELOPS...IT WILL BE CAPABLE OF CAUSING
SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION AND POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES SUCH
AS PIERS. IN ADDITION...THERE WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR MINOR
COASTAL FLOODING NEAR TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

SOME OF THE LARGE SWELL ENERGY IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE BEACHES
SOUTH OF POINT CONCEPTION. A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED
FOR THE VENTURA COUNTY BEACHES.

CAZ034-035-191400-
/O.CAN.KLOX.BH.S.0024.141220T0800Z-141222T0800Z/
/O.NEW.KLOX.SU.Y.0028.141220T0500Z-141222T0800Z/
/O.NEW.KLOX.CF.Y.0002.141220T1100Z-141221T2300Z/
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
548 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT PST
SUNDAY NIGHT...

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM SATURDAY TO 3 PM
PST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM FRIDAY TO
MIDNIGHT PST SUNDAY NIGHT. A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN
ISSUED. THIS COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM
SATURDAY TO 3 PM PST SUNDAY.

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF HEIGHTS WILL LIKELY EXCEED 10 FEET BY
  LATE FRIDAY EVENING. THE PEAK OF THE EVENT WILL LIKELY OCCUR ON
  SATURDAY WHEN 15 TO 20 FOOT BREAKERS...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER SETS
  WILL BE LIKELY FOR EXPOSED NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES. SURF SHOULD
  GRADUALLY SUBSIDE THROUGH SUNDAY...BUT MAY REMAIN ABOVE 10 FEET
  THROUGH LATE SUNDAY EVENING.

* COASTAL FLOODING...THERE BE THE POTENTIAL FOR MINOR COASTAL
  FLOODING THIS WEEKEND...ESPECIALLY A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF
  HIGH TIDE. A HIGH TIDE OF 6.2 FEET WILL OCCUR AT PORT SAN LUIS
  AT 752 AM ON SATURDAY...THEN 6.4 FEET AT 831 AM ON SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT BEACH
  EROSION... DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS...MINOR COASTAL
  FLOODING...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS...AND SNEAKER WAVES.

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.

REMEMBER...IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE
UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THE POWERFUL CURRENT. ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT THE VERY LARGE SURF AND
HIGH TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS
ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

$$


GOMBERG/HALL

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

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
306 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

CAZ001-002-191130-
/O.CON.KEKA.SU.Y.0006.141219T2200Z-141221T0200Z/
REDWOOD COAST-MENDOCINO COAST-
306 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO 6 PM
PST SATURDAY...

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES 22 TO 25 FEET ALONG WEST AND
  NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...SURF RAPIDLY BUILDING FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY
  NIGHT. LARGE SURF WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES ALONG THE COAST WILL LEAD TO
  INCREASED WAVE RUN-UP ON BEACHES WITH WAVES TOPPING AND
  WASHING OVER LARGE ROCKS AND JETTIES. THESE LARGE WAVES CAN BE
  ERRATIC AND UNPREDICTABLE. USE EXTRA CAUTION NEAR THE SURF
  ZONE AS THESE LARGE WAVES WILL BE CAPABLE OF SWEEPING PEOPLE
  INTO THE FRIGID AND TURBULENT OCEAN WATERS. MARINERS
  TRAVERSING THE BAR ARE URGED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION
  ESPECIALLY DURING MAX EBB WHICH IS PREDICTED TO OCCUR AROUND 1
  PM...OR STAY IN PORT UNTIL THE THREAT SUBSIDES.

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
306 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014


ORZ001-002-WAZ021-192300-
/O.NEW.KPQR.SU.Y.0005.141219T1800Z-141220T1200Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
306 PM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 4 AM PST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 4 AM PST
SATURDAY.

* SEAS AND SURF: SEAS WILL BUILD RAPIDLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
  REACHING 20 TO 22 FT BY FRIDAY EVENING. THESE ENERGETIC WAVES
  WILL START TO DECREASE LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS:EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION ALONG BEACHES. UNPREDICTABLE
  AND DESTRUCTIVE WAVES MAY WASH OVER BEACHES...JETTIES...AND
  OTHER STRUCTURES WITH NO WARNING.

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.

&&

$$


HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
1120 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...LARGE SURF EXPECTED NORTH BAY COAST FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...

.LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL IMPACT THE NORTH BAY COAST FRIDAY
AFTERNOON CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY. THE SURF WILL BE LARGEST
NORTH OF POINT REYES. THE LARGE SWELL WILL GRADUALLY DECAY
SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY NIGHT.

CAZ505-191300-
/O.CON.KMTR.SU.Y.0007.141219T2300Z-141220T2300Z/
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
1120 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM FRIDAY TO 3 PM
PST SATURDAY...

* WAVES AND SURF...NORTHWEST SWELL OF 15 TO 18 FEET WITH A
  PERIOD OF 18 SECONDS. OCCASIONAL BREAKERS OVER 20 FEET WILL BE
  POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES ALONG THE COAST WILL LIKELY
  PRODUCE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS ON THE BEACH AND SURF ZONE...
  ESPECIALLY NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES. THERE WILL ALSO BE AN
  INCREASED LIKELIHOOD FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND BEACH
  EROSION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH OR OBSERVE WAVES FROM EXPOSED
COASTAL STRUCTURES OR ROCKS DURING HIGH SURF CONDITIONS. VERY
LARGE WAVES CAN SUDDENLY SWEEP ACROSS PREVIOUSLY DRY AREAS.
SWIMMING OR SURFING IN THESE WAVES MAY BE DANGEROUS FOR ANYONE.

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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