Weather Alerts for South Washington Coast/Pacific County

Issued by the National Weather Service

High Surf Advisory  HIGH SURF ADVISORY   High Surf Advisory
SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST/PACIFIC COUNTY

Areas Affected:
South Washington Coast
Effective: Thu, 1/17 10:00am Updated: Wed, 1/16 12:59pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 1/18 10:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THURSDAY TO 10 AM PST
FRIDAY...
The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a High Surf
Advisory, which is in effect from 10 AM Thursday to 10 AM PST
Friday.
* WAVES and SURF...West-southwest swell combined with a south wind
wave will produce waves 19 to 23 feet along the northern Oregon
and southern Washington beaches. Breaker heights around 28 feet
possible.
* TIMING...Expect development along northern Oregon beaches and
southern Washington beaches Thursday evening. Peak wave heights
around Thursday evening through the overnight hours. This will
create dangerous surf conditions from Thursday morning through
Friday morning.
* IMPACTS...Bar crossings and the surf zone will be very
hazardous due to strong currents and breaking waves. Very
large waves will run up much higher on the beaches than
normal. These powerful waves can sweep people off jetties and
other exposed rocks. They can also easily move large logs and
other beach debris.

Information:
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach
erosion.