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High Surf Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
949 PM PST Tue Dec 31 2019

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
949 PM PST Tue Dec 31 2019

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…Large waves and hazardous surf conditions. Surf
conditions building to 20 to 25 ft.

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

* WHEN…Until 10 PM PST Wednesday

* 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…There is also an enhanced threat for
sneaker waves which can unexpectedly run up significantly
farther than the already large waves.

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.

Coastal Hazard Message

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
254 PM PST Mon Dec 30 2019

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
254 PM PST Mon Dec 30 2019

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING…
…HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM TUESDAY TO 10 PM PST
WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…For the High Surf Advisory, large waves and hazardous
surf conditions expected. For the Beach Hazards Statement,
Sneaker waves possible.

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

* WHEN…For the High Surf Advisory, from 10 PM Tuesday to 10 PM
PST Wednesday. For the Beach Hazards Statement, through
Tuesday evening.

* 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…Sneaker waves can surge high up the beach
without warning, catching an inattentive individual off guard.
These waves can move with great speed further up the beach than
you expect. No place on the beach is too high for a wave to
reach.

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.

Remain out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming conditions.

Coastal Hazard Message

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
539 PM PST Sun Dec 29 2019

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
539 PM PST Sun Dec 29 2019

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Sneaker waves possible.

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

* WHEN…From Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Sneaker waves run up significantly farther on a beach
than normal, including over rocks and jetties. They 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…

Keep children and pets away from the surf zone. Keep off of
jetties, rocks and logs near the surf zone. If you see someone
swept into the sea do not swim in after them. Call 911 and keep an
eye on them until help arrives.

Stay away from large logs on the beach. Sneaker waves can run up
on the beach lifting or rolling these extremely heavy logs. People
have been injured after being caught under these logs from
sneaker wave action.

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
240 PM PST THU DEC 26 2019

NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
240 PM PST THU DEC 26 2019

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…SNEAKER WAVES POSSIBLE.

* WHERE…IN WASHINGTON, SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST. IN OREGON,
NORTH OREGON COAST AND CENTRAL OREGON COAST.

* WHEN…FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…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…

KEEP CHILDREN AND PETS AWAY FROM THE SURF ZONE. KEEP OFF OF
JETTIES, ROCKS AND LOGS NEAR THE SURF ZONE. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE
SWEPT INTO THE SEA DO NOT SWIM IN AFTER THEM. CALL 911 AND KEEP AN
EYE ON THEM UNTIL HELP ARRIVES.