Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Portland OR


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
300 AM PST Sat Feb 22 2020

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North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
300 AM PST Sat Feb 22 2020

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO 4 AM PST
MONDAY...

* WHAT...Large waves, hazardous surf conditions and sneaker waves.

* WHERE...In Washington, South Washington Coast. In Oregon,
  North Oregon Coast and Central Oregon Coast.

* WHEN...From 10 AM Sunday to 4 AM PST Monday.

* IMPACTS...Destructive waves may wash over beaches, jetties,
  and other structures unexpectedly. People can be swept off
  rocks and jetties and drown while observing high surf. Minor
  beach erosion may damage coastal properties and buildings.
  Higher than normal water run-up is expected on beaches and low-
  lying shoreline.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Waves can run up significantly farther on
  a beach than normal, including over rocks and jetties. Sneaker
  waves can suddenly knock people off of their feet and quickly
  pull them into the frigid ocean which may lead to serious injury
  or drowning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches,
producing rip currents, sneaker waves and beach erosion. Stay
well back from the water`s edge and be alert for exceptionally
high waves.

Keep away from large logs on the beach. Water running up on the
beach can easily lift or roll logs which can injure or kill
someone caught in their path.