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S. Oregon Coast Will Get Heavy Waves, Winds Through Friday | Warnings

Published 03/03/21 at 5:30 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

S. Oregon Coast Will Get Heavy Waves, Winds Through Friday | Warnings

(Brookings, Oregon) – Much of the southern Oregon coast is in for some surprise stormy weather over the next few days, as the National Weather Service (NWS) issues a high surf advisory for southern-facing beaches closer farther south and a high wind warning for everything south of Florence. (Photo courtesy Oregon's Adventure Coast / Steven Michael Photography)

Nothing major is expected for the northern Oregon coast or Washington coast, but some wave action could still prove good for agate hunting and other unusual finds.

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The high surf advisory is in effect from noon Thursday to noon on Friday, covering mostly the areas south of Bandon.

“Southerly storm force winds are possible with gale force winds likely,” the NWS said. “This could create high surf with breaking waves of 20 to 25 feet.”

The NWS said it is mostly concerned about beaches facing south, especially parts of Port Orford and Brookings, where swells could inundate ports and sections beyond the vegetation line.

“These conditions typically could bring waves into the parking lot of Port Orford and the RV Park in Brookings Harbor,” the NWS said.

The high wind warning is in effect for the areas of Reedsport and southward, including Winchester Bay, Coos Bay, Port Orford, Bandon and Brookings. South winds of 35 mph to 45 mph are expected with gusts up around 60 mph.

“Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines,” the NWS said. “Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.”

The NWS also added you should stay out of forest areas along the southern Oregon coast because of the danger of falling branches.

Things calm down after the weekend, however.

“Wave models continue to decrease the threat of long-period large swells early next week, but steep seas appear likely, with seas in excess of 10 feet expected for much of the week as additional systems pass through the region,” the NWS said.

High winds will not make it pleasant for storm watching, so you’ll want to stick to your vehicle and find a good high vantage point, such as the pullout just north of Myers Beach. Shore Acres State Park near Coos Bay should be a show-stopper and you can hide behind the viewing area.

For the northern Oregon coast and Washington coast, it will be somewhat large waves offshore at times over the weekend, which could translate into sizable wave activity on rocky areas like Yachats, Depoe Bay and Cape Disappointment, but nothing overly spectacular.

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This kind of wave action could continue scouring out sand from places north of Florence, while it will most certainly do so south of there. After the weekend will be a good time to look for beach treasures throughout the Washington and Oregon coastlines. MORE PHOTOS BELOW

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