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(Oregon Coast) – A wild weather warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the north Oregon coast for Saturday, but it seems it has already started smacking the central coast on Friday. Powerful winds and large waves are expected for the region this weekend, caused by an unusual weather phenomenon – a major hurricane-like storm - that’s parked off the coast about 900 miles.

In turn, it’s expected to bring out a few more tourists than a turn in the weather would chase away.

Monster waves near Depoe Bay

A high wind watch has been issued for the region between the southern Washington coast and Tillamook from Saturday morning through the evening hours. The area may see winds around 40 miles an hour, but gusts could hit as high as 60 miles per hour.

Newport resident Melissa Haines said the windy weather hit the central coast already. She experienced some of it on Thursday night. “I slept so well that night,” Haines said. “I always sleep really well when it’s stormy out.”


In Yachats, Yachats Wine Trader manager Marsii Charron said the wind and rain has been pounding that part of the central coast all day and has been making a spectacle at the wine bar. “I have only had locals, maybe the only people crazy enough to brave the storm,” Charron said. “I have been slow for a Friday night. Hopefully it picks up on Saturday. But the storm watching from the wine bar is fantastic right now.”

The culprit is a rare subtropical storm, which usually does not come into existence this high in latitude. Scientists say the storm has hurricane characteristics. It looks like one from the satellite images, it has a cloudless eye, an eye wall of thunderstorms and winds around 50 knots. It is so powerful that it would normally be named if it had been in one of the routinely monitored hurricane basins. Because it formed outside the territory of any of the organizations which regularly monitor these storms, it was not named. The storm has been referred to as “Storm 91C” by the U.S. Navy.

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. All rooms at the Tradewinds Motel are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones with data ports. The oceanfronts all have a queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and a private deck. Some oceanfront units come with all those amenities but the kitchens. Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed with a queen bed, small fridge, and coffee maker – sizable for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. There is an elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite that has two bedrooms, coming with a kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For those wanting bigger accommodations for family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms are pet friendly.523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com

On the north coast, residents and tourists there are getting ready for the action, though it is quite calm there on Friday night. Wayne Chase, manager of The Tides hotel in Seaside, told BeachConnection.net: “There’s nothing on the storm yet.”

“Quiet here tonight - mild and a few folks walking around,” said Mike Exinger, owner of Zinger’s Homemade Ice Cream in Seaside. “I spoke to a few in the store this evening. They knew high winds were on the way, and said, ‘Hey, that’s the coast…we expect it this time of year.’ ”

The weather event is expected to begin enormous waves as well. Officials are urging extreme caution about heading to the beaches. They also say that even though now is prime time to go clamming on Oregon’s beaches, the waves will likely be stormy swells and too dangerous for such activity.


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STARFISH POINT is located on the Central Oregon Coast - in Newport - and offers only the finest in luxury condominium lodging. At Starfish Point, every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.
All of the units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens, wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private decks - surrounding you in soothing relaxation. We have a friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795. www.starfishpoint.com

Lincoln City Vacation Homes There’s something for everyone among this selection of wondrous homes: smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All the homes are either oceanfront or just a few steps away from the sand – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies, depending on the home: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets are allowed in some homes – ask ahead. Each comes with complete kitchens so you’ll have a home away from home. Most have the seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230 per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com. 541-994-8778.


THE TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. For over 80 years, The Tides has been a favorite of Seaside visitors. History meets modern luxury here. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Find suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bedroom family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. There are wonderful oceanview cottages that sleep anywhere from two to eight people, with two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens.
Meanwhile, the heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds with picnic tables and location at the quiet southern end of Seaside make for some memorable means of play and repose. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com

Weiss' Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside

Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites, 1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people. Rent our entire property for 20-26. All units close to beach, river and Broadway St.
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families. All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted tub. Enjoy comfy robes & slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens and more. See us on The Travel Channel's "Great Escapes" show in August 2006. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com

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