731  
WHUS46 KMFR 211215  
CFWMFR  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR  
515 AM PDT THU MAR 21 2019  
 
ORZ021-022-221200-  
/O.CON.KMFR.BH.S.0008.190321T2100Z-190322T1200Z/  
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST-CURRY COUNTY COAST-  
515 AM PDT THU MAR 21 2019  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PDT THIS  
AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...  
 
* 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 WAVE RUN-UP CAN  
TAKE BEACHGOERS BY SURPRISE RESULTING IN POSSIBLE INJURY OR  
DROWNING. SHOCK AND HYPOTHERMIA CAN OCCUR QUICKLY IN THE COLD  
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SOUTHERN OREGON COASTAL WATERS. LOGS AND  
OTHER DEBRIS CAN BECOME LIFTED AND FLOATED BY THESE WAVES,  
INCREASING RISK TO THOSE IN OR NEAR THE COLD 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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