Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Week of Wild Waves for Oregon Coast, High Wind Warning Early Monday

Published 11/19/2017 at 7:25 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

Week of Wild Waves for Oregon Coast, High Wind Warning Early Monday

(Oregon Coast) – A night of wild winds are in store for the Oregon coast this evening, while a week full of crazed waves will be the norm well into the holiday. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Sunday night, expiring at 3 a.m. Monday morning, bringing gusts up to 60 mph to beaches and headlands.

Wave height will peak at a whopping 20 feet late Sunday night, then spend most of the week at around 15 to 17 feet – guaranteeing a big show.

On the northern Oregon coast, the strongest winds will be pummeling through about 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., while on the central coast it will be 8 p.m. to midnight.

Latest Coastal Lodging News Alerts
In Seaside:
Includes exclusive listings; Incredible specials now
In Cannon Beach:
Deals in full force now
In Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach:
Check each listing for specials
In Pacific City, Oceanside:
Fantastic Deals for Winter
In Lincoln City:
Deals on rooms everywhere
In Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach:
Specials abound
In Newport:
Specials and deals like crazy
In Waldport
New amenities offered; specials
In Yachats, Florence
Many specials; lodgings not listed anywhere else

Ocean waves will be gargantuan later tonight, building to 20-foot waves at one point then subsiding to 15 feet after midnight. The rest of the week – until Friday – big waves in the teens will be the norm, often around 17 feet. This will mean a good, stormy show for much of the week, especially on rocky surfaces like those at Yachats, Oceanside, Cape Kiwanda, Depoe Bay or just south of Yachats. While jetties will be fun to watch, only do so from afar and stay well clear of them and all rocky surfaces. Stick to watching from safe vantage points such as parking lots.

All this likely brings some excellent storm debris finds along the beaches for those beachcombing over the Thanksgiving weekend, and some good erosion. Some gravel beds will likely open up, making for decent agate hunting – albeit in rainy conditions.

The wave action does not subside until Friday, so stay away from smaller beaches until then. Oregon Coast Lodgings for this event - Where to eat - Map and Virtual Tour

“The upcoming week looks unsettled and wet,” the NWS said. “A cold front will slowly move onto the north coastal areas this afternoon and through the remainder of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon tonight and Monday, stalling and weakening over the southern part of the forecast area Monday afternoon. The front then lifts back north across the forecast area as a warm front Monday night and Tuesday. The front will linger over the area into Wednesday. Another cold front will move through on Thanksgiving with showers lingering into Friday but decreasing later in the day. The next system is expected Saturday night and Sunday.”

Fascinating finds were made on the beaches earlier this week after recent storms, including the unusually early appearance of velella velella and pyrosomes. See article for more details. - Keep an eye Oregon Coast Weather and surf conditions.

Oregon Coast Lodging







 

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

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

 

Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss

 



Coastal Spotlight


LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

UPDATE: High Surf Warnings, Winds for Oregon Coast; Rainy Portland, Snow in G...
High winds and surf for the beaches, clouds dampen the lunar eclipse
Remarkable Number of Moon Jellies Hit N. Oregon Coast
Moon jellies go by the scientific name Aurelia aurita. Sciences
Oregon and Coast Astronomy: Planetary Conjunction, Eclipse Weather
A major eclipse of the moon and two planets hanging out close together
Otter Crest Loop, Oregon Coast - Complete Guide, Hiking, History, Sights
Perhaps the most dramatic drive along the entire coastline, it's near Depoe Bay. Science, travel tips
Big Surf and Lots of Sun This Week on Oregon Coast; Sneaker Wave Advisory
Sun and sneaker waves. That's the forecast for the next few days
Stunning South Point at Depoe Bay: Photos of Oregon Coast Secret Spot
A stretch of cliffs and globs of basalt that cause the ocean to smack it
Full Lunar Eclipse To Make Moon Orange for Portland, Oregon Coast, Inland
The skies over Oregon and the coast will get a special treat on January 20. Weather, science
Fort Stevens State Park: The Shocker Underneath This Oregon Coast Historical ...
Did you know that parts of Fort Stevens didn't exist before 100 years ago? Geology

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