NWS issues high surf warnings, advisories along Oregon coast


    Lincoln City, Oregon on January 17, 2019 - KATU image.

    LINCOLN CITY, Ore. – Forecasters issued high surf advisories and warnings for much of the Oregon coast Thursday as waves almost three stories high could roll in.

    The National Weather Service also advised that waves could be dangerously high for the weekend as well.

    Officials say they expect waves between 22 and 27 feet on Thursday. They could be nearly as high for Friday night into Saturday.

    The threat of high waves and undertows didn't keep people away from local beaches, but it does keep most of them careful.

    “Don't turn your back on the ocean. Just always be aware of the where the waves are and how high they're coming up and just be cautious that's all you need to do,” said frequent beach-goer Debbie Heffick.

    The NWS, U.S. Coast Guard, and local emergency responders all will tell you that as dangerous as the waves are, the logs they toss around in the surf are even more deadly.

    If you're headed to the beach, watch out for those too.


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