Wednesday, April 8, 2020

National Weather Service: Christmas Day sneaker waves possible

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Sneaky Waves
Photo by Justin Werner

National Weather Service Portland (NWS) has issued a warning for sneaker waves Christmas Day as a powerful westerly swell moves in on Oregon and Washington coasts.

NWS BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT

Sneaker waves are possible Christmas morning until late in the afternoon for the central and north Oregon Coast and could cause waves to run up significantly farther on beaches than normal.

NWS advises beachgoers should avoid logs, rocks and jetties where sneaker waves can knock people off their feet and pull them into the frigid ocean, which can lead to serious injury or death.

Please keep children and pets close and away from the surf zone and 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.

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Justin Werner
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Justin Werner is founder and publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and a journalist reporting news for the fine citizens of Lincoln City, Oregon and beyond. He's on a mission to seek out truth and isn't afraid to be the tip of the spear for freedom of the press. When he's not wearing his reporter hat, you can find him enjoying the Oregon Coast with his wife and three children.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Thanks for the warning. How about a story on how our local outlets and small businesses in town did financially for the holiday shopping season?

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