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WGUS66 KMFR 180739
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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Medford OR
1139 PM PST Thu Jan 17 2019


CAZ080-ORZ021-022-024-182300-


Western Siskiyou County-South Central Oregon Coast-
Curry County Coast-Eastern Curry County and Josephine County-
Including the cities of Port Orford, Brookings, Harbor,
Gold Beach, and Cave Junction
1139 PM PST Thu Jan 17 2019

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Flood Watch for Curry County and portions of Southern Coos
County, Western Siskiyou County, and Western Josephine County.
This includes Brookings and Cave Junction.

* From Friday afternoon through early Sunday morning.

* Periods of heavy rainfall and mountain snowmelt will create
increased runoff. 3 to 6 inches of rainfall with localized
amounts up to 10 inches in the mountains are expected in the
Watch area. Snow levels will rise to 7000 feet through the
duration of the heaviest rain. High rainfall rates near one half
inch per hour are possible and there is potential for flooding
in urban areas. Significant rises in small streams and creeks
are expected, and flooding is possible. Significant rises in
rivers will occur, but no main stem river flooding is currently
expected.

* There is increased potential for flooding and debris flows in
wildfire burn scar areas including the Chetco Bar and Klondike
burn scars.

* Confidence is high that these areas will see periods of heavy
rainfall, but confidence is only medium on exact locations and
specific timing of heaviest rainfall. The band of heaviest
precipitation will move back and forth along the coastline
Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Slight changes north or
south to this band will lead to significant changes in observed
rainfall and potential for flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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 at serious risk
from rapidly moving landslides.

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WGUS66 KMFR 180716
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Medford OR
1116 PM PST Thu Jan 17 2019

CAZ080-ORZ021>024-028-182200-


Western Siskiyou County-South Central Oregon Coast-
Curry County Coast-Central Douglas County-
Eastern Curry County and Josephine County-
Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades-
Including the cities of Port Orford, Brookings, Harbor,
Gold Beach, and Cave Junction
1116 PM PST Thu Jan 17 2019

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a

* Flood Watch for Curry County and portions of Southern Coos
County, Western Siskiyou County, and Western Josephine County.
This includes Brookings and Cave Junction.

* Friday afternoon through early Sunday morning.

* Periods of heavy rainfall and mountain snowmelt will create
increased runoff. 3 to 6 inches of rainfall with localized
amounts up to 10 inches in the mountains are expected in the
Watch area. Snow levels will rise to 7000 feet through the
duration of the heaviest rain. High rainfall rates near one half
inch per hour are possible and there is potential for flooding
in urban areas. Significant rises in small streams and creeks
are expected, and flooding is possible. Significant rises in
rivers will occur, but no main stem river flooding is currently
expected.

* There is increased potential for flooding and debris flows in
wildfire burn scar areas including the Chetco Bar and Klondike
burn scars.

* Confidence is high that these areas will see periods of heavy
rainfall, but confidence is only medium on exact locations and
specific timing of heaviest rainfall. The band of heaviest
precipitation will move back and forth along the coastline
Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Slight changes north or
south to this band will lead to significant changes in observed
rainfall and potential for flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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 at serious risk
from rapidly moving landslides.

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WHUS46 KMFR 180508
CFWMFR

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Medford OR
908 PM PST Thu Jan 17 2019

ORZ021-022-181300-


South Central Oregon Coast-Curry County Coast-
908 PM PST Thu Jan 17 2019

...HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PST FRIDAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 1 PM PST
FRIDAY...

* Waves and Surf...Giant breaking waves of 28 to 32 feet Thursday
evening, subsiding to 20 to 25 feet Friday.

* Timing...Seas have peaked and will slowly subside into Friday
afternoon.

* 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: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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FGUS76 KMFR 172208
ESFMFR
ORC015-033-CAC093-182209-


Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Medford, OR
208 PM PST Thu Jan 17 2019

...Flood Potential Outlook for significant river rises and snow melt
flooding on rivers and streams in the following counties in
California...Siskiyou and in Oregon...Curry...Josephine...

.Following the showers today and tonight, and the significant snowfall
above 4000 feet over the past few days, another storm system will impact
the area this weekend, with more rain and much higher snow levels. After
arriving Friday, the front is expected to stall across the area, placing
a band of moderate to heavy rain across Josephine, Curry, and Siskiyou
Counties for up to 48 hours. Total rainfall amounts through Sunday
morning of 3 to 6 inches are expected in these areas, and localized
amounts of up to 10 inches are possible. Meanwhile, snow levels will
rise to above 7000 feet and remain there throughout the duration of
heaviest rain. Due to the new rainfall and expected snow melt,
significant rises on area rivers and streams is possible, and ponding
on area roadways is likely, but flooding is not expected at this time.

A flood potential outlook is issued when there is the potential for
significant rises or flooding along rivers and streams.

The exact scenario for flooding remains uncertain. This product will
be updated as necessary. Watches and warnings may be issued by the
National Weather Service if this situation worsens.




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