Special Weather Statement



Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Portland OR

303 PM PST Sat Jan 12 2019


North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-

Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook,

Netarts, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Newport, Cape Foulweather,

Yachats, Florence, Raymond, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Naselle,

Cathlamet, and Cape Disappointment

303 PM PST Sat Jan 12 2019


A building and powerful swell will provide the potential for

dangerous sneaker waves along the Washington and Oregon coasts on

Sunday. Water may rise further up on beaches than observed within

the previous 30 minutes and easily sweep unsuspecting beach-goers

into the frigid water. A number of sneaker wave incidents and

fatalities have occurred under similar scenarios in the past.

Please use caution if you plan on recreating on area beaches and

avoid jetties on Sunday.