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It's Fall on the Coast: Summer is Here
Storm Set to Wow Oregon Coast
Nye Beach, Newport
– 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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
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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
Tides hotel in Seaside, told BeachConnection.net: “There’s
nothing on the storm yet.”
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.’ ”
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.
Coast Ghosts and Other Paranormal Legends Tales of
ghosts, UFO's, spiritual spots and more abound on these beaches
Travel, Lodging Deals for Oregon Coast Released The
slow season means prices dive even further, by the ocean
Abuzz Over Photos of Green Flash, Glowing Sand Coastal
residents caught photos of glowing sands and the green flash
It and Roughing It on Oregon’s Coast A look
at trails and rugged campgrounds
Wines and Wine Bars on the Oregon Coast Wine shops
and wine bars are a growing part of coastal tourism
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