Central Coast Range of Western Oregon Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Hazardous Seas Warning, Small Craft for Hazardous Seas Advisory
Issued: 2:30 AM PST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Hazardous seas warning remains in effect until 10 PM PST this
... Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas in effect from 10 PM
   this evening to 10 am PST Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Small Craft
Advisory for hazardous seas... which is in effect from 10 PM this
evening to 10 am PST Tuesday.

* Winds... south 20 to 30 kt becoming southeast 20 to 30 kt this
afternoon... then becoming east and diminishing this evening.

* Seas... 17 to 22 feet through Monday evening... subsiding to 11 to
14 feet Tuesday morning... then to 8 to 10 feet by Tuesday

* Areas affected and timing... Small Craft Advisory winds and very
steep warning level seas will impact all areas through Monday
evening. Small Craft Advisory seas will affect all areas Monday
night into Tuesday morning.

* View the hazard area in detail at

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A hazardous seas warning means very steep and hazardous sea
conditions are imminent or occurring. Recreational boaters should
remain in port... or take shelter until waves subside. Commercial
vessels should prepare for rough seas and consider remaining in
port or taking shelter in port until hazardous seas subside.

A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas means that waves will
be steep enough to create a potential hazard to smaller vessels
and inexperienced mariners.