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Beach Hazards Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Medford OR
813 AM PDT Wed Mar 20 2019


ORZ021-022-211200-
/O.NEW.KMFR.BH.S.0008.190321T2100Z-190322T1200Z/
South Central Oregon Coast-Curry County Coast-
813 AM PDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Beach
Hazards Statement for an enhanced risk of sneaker waves...which
is in effect from Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night.

* Hazards: Elevated risk of sneaker waves.

* Timing: Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night.

* Locations Include: The south Oregon coast from Florence to the
  California state line, especially for west and northwest facing
  beaches.

* Potential Impacts: Sudden and unusually high beach run-up is
  possible. This can take beachgoers by surprise resulting in
  possible injury or drowning. Logs and other debris can become
  lifted and floated, increasing risk to those in or near the
  water.

* View the hazard area in detail at
  https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/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.

&&

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