Beach Hazards Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Medford OR
208 AM PST Mon Dec 4 2023

South Central Oregon Coast-Curry County Coast-
208 AM PST Mon Dec 4 2023


* WHAT...An extended period of sustained wave action is expected
  as a series of fronts moves through the region along with
  multiple moderate swell trains. Breaking waves of 15 to 20 ft
  will coincide with higher than normal ocean levels, leading to
  an increased risk of beach erosion. Additionally, there is a
  minor risk of sneaker waves as these swell trains build into the
  waters. Beginning Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning,
  an even larger long period swell will allow for breaking waves
  of 20 to 30 ft to arrive at the coast with a moderate risk of
  sneaker waves.

* WHERE...The beaches of Douglas, Coos and Curry Counties.

* WHEN...Through Wednesday morning.

* IMPACTS...Beaches will be hazardous places to be through the
  middle of next week. Jetties and rocks are not safe places to
  stand, and you will risk death if you are caught by waves on
  them. Beach erosion is possible. Sneaker waves can run up
  significantly farther on beaches than normal, including over
  rocks and jetties. These waves can suddenly knock people off
  of their feet and quickly pull them into the cold ocean
  waters, resulting in serious injury or death. Waves may also
  lift driftwood logs, trapping anyone caught underneath.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Confidence is low regarding the sneaker
  threat due to wind wave interference likely limiting, but not
  completely negating the risk.

* View the hazard area in detail at


Avoid climbing on rocks and jetties. Stay away from the ocean and
remain out of the water to avoid hazardous conditions.



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Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Medford OR
1102 AM PST Mon Dec 4 2023

South Central Oregon Coast-Curry County Coast-Central Douglas
County-Eastern Curry County and Josephine County-
Including the cities of Barview, Umpqua Lighthouse State Park,
Vincent Creek Campground, Edson Creek Campground, Pistol River,
Gold Beach, Cape Blanco State Park, Scottsburg, William M. Tugman
State Park, Port Orford, Bear Camp Viewpoint, Bunker Hill,
Agness, Langlois, Cape Arago, Bullards Beach State Park, Harbor,
Smith River Falls, Sixes, Sunset Bay State Park, Myrtle Point,
Powers, Cape Blanco, Alfred A. Loeb State Park, Brookings, Dean
Creek Elk Viewing Area, Ophir, Loon Lake, Lakeside, Sixes River
Campground, Harris Beach State Park, Winchester Bay, Reedsport,
Coquille, Bandon, North Bend, Charleston, Coos Bay, and Humbug
Mountain State Park
1102 AM PST Mon Dec 4 2023


* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be

* WHERE...Central Douglas County, Curry County and Josephine County,
  including the communities of Myrtle Point, Coquille and
  Scottsburg. The Southern Oregon Coast, including the communities
  of Gold Beach, Port Orford, Bandon, and Coos Bay. This also
  includes portions of Highway 101, Highway 38 and Highway 42.

* WHEN...Through Wednesday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
  creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
  Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur
  in poor drainage and urban areas.

  - Heavy rain will resume Tuesday and Wednesday as another
    atmospheric river moves into the region. Another 1 to 3
    inches of rain is likely across a large portion of the area
    with up to 5 inches in the coastal ranges of Curry and
    western Josephine counties. This will lead to an increased
    risk of flooding.


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.