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, 10/17 7:46pm Updated: Fri, 10/18 3:06am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 10/18 8:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT FRIDAY...
* SURF...Breaking waves to 25 feet possible.
* IMPACTS...Unpredictable and destructive waves may wash over
beaches, jetties and other structures with no warning. Beach
erosion is possible. This is not a time to be near the water.
There is an enhanced possibility for sneaker waves.

Information:
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach
erosion.
Keep 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.
It can be very dangerous to venture near the coast under high
surf conditions. People at times are swept off rocks and jetties
and drown while observing high surf. Stay well back from the
waters edge and be alert for the exceptionally high wave.