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whus46 kmfr 161200
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coastal hazard message
national weather service medford or
400 am pst sun dec 16 2018


orz021-022-162300-
/o.exp.kmfr.su.y.0009.000000t0000z-181216t1200z/
/o.ext.kmfr.su.w.0002.000000t0000z-181218t1200z/
south central oregon coast-curry county coast-
400 am pst sun dec 16 2018

...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.

&&

$$
whus46 kpqr 161139
cfwpqr
846 

coastal hazard message
national weather service portland or
339 am pst sun dec 16 2018

orz001-002-waz021-170000-
/o.con.kpqr.su.w.0001.181216t2300z-181217t1400z/
/o.con.kpqr.su.y.0006.181216t1200z-181216t2300z/
north oregon coast-central oregon coast-south washington coast-
339 am pst sun dec 16 2018

...high surf advisory until 3 pm today... 
...high surf warning from 3 pm today through tonight...

* seas...generally, 18 to 22 ft today, but will build a bit more
  this afternoon as larger swell arrive. seas 22 to 25 ft late
  this afternoon, and holding as such through late tonight. seas
  will subside a bit on monday, but will build again monday night
  as another round of strong southerly winds develop. 

* surf...surf will increase today, and remain turbulent through
  tonight. the long period swell arrives sunday afternoon and 
  will increase the threat of sneaker waves during the afternoon 
  and overnight. stay out of the surf zone. 

* impacts...do not walk or climb on jetties, rocks or low coastal
  cliffs as it will be extremely hazardous. stay out of the surf
  zone, especially this afternoon through tuesday. large drift
  logs and other floating debris could be hidden in the surf zone,
  and could be tossed onto the beach or rocks with little if any
  warning. significant erosion of sand and dunes can be expected.

precautionary/preparedness actions...

a high surf warning means that dangerously high surf will batter 
beaches in the warning area, producing deadly rip currents and 
beach erosion.

a high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach
erosion.

&&

$$
whus46 ksew 160756
cfwsew
463 

coastal hazard message
national weather service seattle wa
1156 pm pst sat dec 15 2018

waz516-517-170000-
/o.new.ksew.su.y.0006.181217t0000z-181217t1800z/
north coast-central coast-
1156 pm pst sat dec 15 2018

...high surf advisory in effect from 4 pm sunday to 10 am pst
monday...

the national weather service in seattle has issued a high surf
advisory, which is in effect from 4 pm sunday to 10 am pst
monday. 

* waves...swells of 19 to 22 ft will reach the washington coast.

* some affected locations...the beaches near westport, ocean
  shores, moclips, taholah, kalaloch lodge, and la push.

* timing...big swells of 16-19 ft will begin reaching the coast 
  sunday evening. their size will peak around 22 ft sunday night, 
  then diminish below 20 ft monday morning.

* impacts...these unusually large waves will run farther up the
  beaches. there could occasionally be splashing of waves over
  levees and other structures. some beach erosion is possible.

precautionary/preparedness actions...

a high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.

&&

$$

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