South Central Oregon Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Surf Warning
Issued: 4:00 AM PST Dec. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf warning now in effect until 4 am PST Tuesday...

* waves and surf... a very powerful west swell will build today
causing average breaking wave heights of 15 to 20 feet early
this morning to increase to 28 to 32 feet this afternoon through
Monday afternoon.

* Timing... now through early Tuesday morning.

* Locations... all beach areas will be impacted by these large,
powerful waves.

* Impacts... sneaker waves can cause sudden rushes of water over
areas not previously washed by waves. Hazardous surf will
cause waves to run up much higher on the beaches than normal.
These powerful waves can sweep people off jetties and other
exposed rocks. They can also easily move large logs and other
beach debris. Bar crossings and the surf zone will be
dangerous due to strong currents and breaking waves.

* 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.



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High Wind Watch, High Wind Warning
Issued: 4:13 AM PST Dec. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 4 PM PST this
afternoon...
... High wind watch in effect from Monday afternoon through
Tuesday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a high wind
watch... which is in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday
afternoon.

* Winds... south 35 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* Timing... now through 4 PM PST for the warning. Peak winds are
expected to occur this morning.

* Locations include... portions of the southwestern Oregon coast
including Gold Beach and areas near Port Orford, Bandon, and
Coos Bay. Portions of Highway 101 will be affected from Gold
Beach to Coos Bay.

* Impacts... strong winds will make travel difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles. Loose items will be blown about.
Property and tree damage is possible.

* High wind watch... another frontal system is expected to bring
another round of high winds late Monday afternoon through
Tuesday evening.

* View the hazard area in detail at
https://www.Wrh.NOAA.Gov/mfr/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more are expected.

A high wind watch means a hazardous high wind event is possible
during the valid time of the watch. Sustained wind speeds of at
least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more are likely during the
watch time period.






High Surf Warning
Issued: 4:00 AM PST Dec. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf warning now in effect until 4 am PST Tuesday...

* waves and surf... a very powerful west swell will build today
causing average breaking wave heights of 15 to 20 feet early
this morning to increase to 28 to 32 feet this afternoon through
Monday afternoon.

* Timing... now through early Tuesday morning.

* Locations... all beach areas will be impacted by these large,
powerful waves.

* Impacts... sneaker waves can cause sudden rushes of water over
areas not previously washed by waves. Hazardous surf will
cause waves to run up much higher on the beaches than normal.
These powerful waves can sweep people off jetties and other
exposed rocks. They can also easily move large logs and other
beach debris. Bar crossings and the surf zone will be
dangerous due to strong currents and breaking waves.

* 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.



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