Gnarly Waves for Oregon Coast, Heavy Rains, Flooding for Portland, Inland

Published 11/11/2015 at 6:55 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff


(Portland, Oregon) – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland is saying to be prepared for torrential downpours this weekend in Portland, the Coast Range and the beach towns, with as much as five inches coming down in many of those areas. (See Best Lodgings for Oregon Coast Stormwatching)

Meanwhile, huge waves on the coast are going to be spectacular but dangerous.

The NWS said flooding is quite possible in Portland and other inland towns from Thursday through Saturday, as 2 to 5 inches of rain could hit those areas in a 24-hour period. The north Oregon coast could get as much as three inches of rain.

“Rain rates for areas north of Salem may be comparable to what was observed on Halloween,” the NWS said. “Areas south of Salem should have lighter rain rates with lower rainfall totals.”

The details on when and where the big downpours will occur could change, the NWS said.

The big news on the Oregon coast isn't so much the rain but massive waves coming in. The NWS has issued a high surf advisory in effect from 6 p.m. on Thursday until noon on Saturday. On Friday, wave height will be up around 15 to 18 feet, and then later that day building up to a mammoth 22 feet.

“Seas will subside to 12 to 14 feet Saturday afternoon,” the NWS said

The impact will be dangerous conditions on many beaches, even the larger ones like those at Seaside or Manzanita (although there will often be enough room for you to keep back away from the waves in broader beaches such as those). The high surf will make lengthy runs up inland, much farther than usual. The NWS said you should exercise extreme caution.

Stay off smaller beaches, especially those with cliff walls behind you, like most of Lincoln City, Gleneden Beach, parts of Cannon Beach, Newport and Oceanside. Areas like Pacific City, South Beach, Lincoln City's D River or northern Cannon Beach are generally wide enough that you can keep a good distance between you and the tideline.

Keep off the rocky ledges of spots like Yachats or the jetties at Newport, Waldport, Rockaway Beach or Warrenton. These will be a big no-no. However, much of Yachats or Depoe Bay will provide the best action, with plenty of places to stay back away from the big wave wallops while still getting a good view.

Beach experts are looking forward to the erosion effects of this storm, as well as what may be washed up by the big waves. Last week, a host of interesting creatures and objects hit the Oregon coast after a big tempest. They say this will be a great weekend for storm watching, and then hitting the beaches on Sunday to find curiosities.

More Oregon Coast Weather here.








 

More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

 

A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, saut�ed scallops.
Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss
Pacific City, Oregon

 


 


Coastal Spotlight

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Twin Oregon Coast Secret Attractions 4,000 Years in the Making
They are stumps from trees roughly 4,000 years old, part of a ghost forest that was mysteriously torn apart in the 90s. Geology, Newport, Depoe Bay
Comprehensive Oregon Coast Hotel Guide - Large List
Large list of lodgings, hotels w/ photos from Oceanside, Pacific City, Yachats, Newport, Lincoln City, Rockaway Beach, Manzanita, Wheeler, Arch Cape, Depoe Bay, Seaside, Cannon Beach
Oregon and Washington Coast Hit by Massive Waves, Some Mishaps; Video
20 to 25-foot waves clawed at the entirety of the Oregon coast and much of Washington. South coast
N. Oregon Coast Events Look into Tufted Puffin, Rocky Shores
Manzanita events, Cannon Beach events, science, kids, history
Wild Breakers Hit Oregon Coast Thursday: Gallery, Video
waves up to 25 feet are possible, and a high surf advisory is in effect
Celtic Fest and Vintage Trailers Take Over Central Oregon Coast Vintage
Trailer Rally in Florence this weekend and Yachats Celtic Fest in Nov
Oregon, Washington Coast High Surf Advisories
Big waves are headed for the Oregon coast and the Washington coast, souther Oregon coast too
Cutting Edge Archaeology Subject of N. Oregon Coast Event
Each year the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum partners with the Archaeological Institute of America. Cannon Beach events

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted

 

 

Oregon Coast Lodging
Rentals
Specials

Dining

Events Calendar

Oregon Coast Weather

Travel News

Search for Oregon Coast Subjects, Articles

Virtual Tours, Maps
Deep Details