SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR THIS WEEKEND

COASTAL VISITOR BEWARED

...HAZARDOUS BEACH CONDITIONS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND...

HURRICANE OHO CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTH OVER THE PACIFIC AND WILL

REMAIN WELL OFFSHORE AS IT TRANSITIONS INTO AN EXTRATROPICAL

SYSTEM LATER THURSDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

A LARGE SOUTHWEST SWELL GENERATED BY THE STORM IS EXPECT TO ARRIVE

IN THE COASTAL WATERS BY LATE THURSDAY NIGHT OR EARLY FRIDAY. THIS

SWELL WILL BE THE SOURCE OF THE PRIMARY CONCERN FOR THE SOUTH

WASHINGTON AND NORTH AND CENTRAL OREGON COASTS THIS WEEKEND. WITH

THE SWELL REACHING 14 FEET ON FRIDAY...THE THREAT OF BREAKING

WAVES OVER JETTIES AND SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES WILL

EXIST...ALONG WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF GENERATING SIGNIFICANT SURF.

A SWELL OF THIS DIRECTION AND MAGNITUDE IS SOMEWHAT UNCOMMON...AND

THESE WAVES MAY ALSO RESULT IN BEACH EROSION IN AREAS THAT DO NOT

COMMONLY SEE IMPACT FROM INCOMING WAVES.

VISITORS TO THE COAST THIS WEEKEND SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IF

VENTURING OUT TO AREA BEACHES THIS WEEKEND. INDIVIDUALS SHOULD

REMAIN OUT OF THE SURF ZONE AND OFF JETTIES AS BREAKING WAVES HAVE

THE POTENTIAL TO SWEEP PEOPLE INTO THE WATER. WAVES CAN ROLL

DRIFTWOOD LOGS AND MOVE OTHER DEBRIS THAT CAN CAUSE INJURY.

FINALLY...REMEMBER TO NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON THE OCEAN.

MARINERS WILL ALSO FACE ADDITIONAL HAZARDS THIS WEEKEND. MORE

INFORMATION CONCERNING MARINE IMPACTS CAN BE FOUND IN THE MARINE

WEATHER STATEMENT /PDXMWSPQR/.

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