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

Watches & Warnings

Hazardous Seas Warning, Small Craft for Hazardous Seas Advisory
Issued: 3:27 PM PST Feb. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

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

* Seas... chaotic steep seas will subside briefly tonight before
increasing again Tuesday to 9 to 13 feet at 9 seconds.

* Winds... 10 to 20 knots tonight... increasing to 15 to 25 knots
sustained tomorrow morning.

* Areas affected... all areas.

* View the hazard area in detail at
http://weather.Gov/Medford/hazard

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.