Coast Guard Urges Safety in Coastal Areas during Incoming Storm
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WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard would like to caution beach-goers and mariners to remain vigilant of significant weather conditions that will pass along the Pacific Northwest coast this weekend.
Remnants of Hurricane Oho are predicted to cause unusually high ocean swells giving potential to cause breaking waves over jetties along south facing beaches and heads. The waves may also result in beach erosion across areas that don’t commonly see impacts from wave action.
“Surfers, swimmers and recreational boaters must pay close attention to these dangerous surf conditions,” said Capt. David Berliner, deputy commander, Sector Columbia River. “People should also stay off the rocks near the shoreline until surf conditions normalize.”
Marine Information Broadcasts on VHF-FM radio channel 16 are conducted by the Coast Guard when hazardous bar conditions and restrictions are put into place or lifted. Mariners are strongly encouraged to monitor VHF-FM radio channel 16 for all notices and weather updates.
Radio station 1610 AM provides continual broadcast of bar conditions, bar restrictions and local weather in port areas of Columbia River, Tillamook Bay, Depoe Bay, Yaquina Bay, Siuslaw River, Umpua River, Coos Bay and Chetco River.
Additionally, information about bar conditions and closures can be found on Twitter @USCGPacificNW.