Curry County Coast

 High Surf Advisory, Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 2:12 PM PST on December 19, 2014

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 10 PM PST

* waves and surf: large swells will produce breaking waves of 24
to 28 feet in the surf zone through tonight. Breakers will
diminish Saturday morning but remain above 20 feet through
Saturday evening.

* Timing and areas affected: large breakers will affect all
coastal areas through Saturday evening. However... south gales
are likely to worsen breaking wave impacts at and around the
time of high tide at south through west facing portions of the
coastline around midday on Saturday.

* Impacts: large surf will make beaches and jetties very
dangerous. Waves of this magnitude can easily sweep people from
jetties into the cold ocean water. Even if waves do not appear
to be dangerous... large sets can arrive suddenly. Do not go out
on jetties and use extreme caution at beaches... especially
around the time of high tide. Do not turn your back on the

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


152 PM PST Fri Dec 19 2014

... Flood Watch in effect from late Saturday afternoon through
Sunday evening...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a

* Flood Watch for a portion of southwest Oregon... including the
following areas... Curry County coast and south central Oregon

* From late Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening

* heavy rainfall expected Saturday afternoon through Sunday may
cause small stream... small river... and urban flooding at
times... especially Saturday evening through Sunday evening.

* Heavy rainfall may also cause mudslides, Rockslides and debris
flows on area roadways... including US 101, Highway 42, and
Highway 38.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood event.
People... structures and roads located below steep slopes... in
canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be a serious risk from
rapidly moving landslides.A Flood Watch means there is a
potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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