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daily logs of activity received at Astoria 9-1-1

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE

 

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
511 AM PST SAT NOV 14 2020

ORZ001-002-WAZ021-150600-
/O.CON.KPQR.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-201115T0600Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
511 AM PST SAT NOV 14 2020

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING…

* WHAT…SNEAKER WAVES POSSIBLE.

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

* WHEN…NOW THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* 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…

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN SNEAKER WAVES CREATE
POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION
SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER. ALWAYS KEEP AN EYE ON
THE WAVES, AND BE ESPECIALLY WATCHFUL OF CHILDREN.

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.