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.