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WHUS46 KMFR 172218  
CFWMFR  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR  
218 PM PST THU JAN 17 2019  
 
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SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST-CURRY COUNTY COAST-  
218 PM PST THU JAN 17 2019  
   
..HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PST FRIDAY
 
   
..HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 1 PM PST FRIDAY
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF  
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 1 PM PST FRIDAY.  
 
* WAVES AND SURF...GIANT BREAKING WAVES OF 30 TO 35 FEET THIS  
EVENING, THEN SUBSIDING 20 TO 25 FEET FRIDAY.  
 
* TIMING...STEEPEST SEAS THIS AFTERNOON, THEN SEAS SUBSIDE FRIDAY  
AND DROP BELOW ADVISORY THRESHOLDS FRIDAY NIGHT.  
 
* IMPACTS...BAR CROSSINGS AND THE SURF ZONE WILL BE EXTREMELY  
DANGEROUS DUE TO STRONG CURRENTS AND BREAKING WAVES. THE HUGE  
WAVES WILL RUN UP MUCH HIGHER ON THE BEACHES THAN NORMAL AND  
COULD ALSO WASH OVER ADJACENT ROADS AND PARKING LOTS. THESE  
POWERFUL AND ERRATIC WAVES CAN SWEEP PEOPLE OFF JETTIES AND  
OTHER EXPOSED ROCKS. THEY CAN ALSO EASILY MOVE LARGE LOGS AND  
OTHER BEACH DEBRIS.  
 
* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT  
HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/HAZARD  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A HIGH SURF WARNING INDICATES THAT DANGEROUS, BATTERING WAVES  
WILL POUND THE SHORELINE. THIS WILL RESULT IN LIFE-THREATENING  
CONDITIONS. STAY OFF THE BEACHES AND JETTIES! MARINERS SHOULD USE  
EXTREME CAUTION OR STAY IN PORT UNTIL THE THREAT SUBSIDES.  
 
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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