855  
WWUS86 KPQR 122303  
SPSPQR  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR  
303 PM PST SAT JAN 12 2019  
 
ORZ001-002-WAZ021-140200-  
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASTORIA, CANNON BEACH, TILLAMOOK,  
NETARTS, PACIFIC CITY, LINCOLN CITY, NEWPORT, CAPE FOULWEATHER,  
YACHATS, FLORENCE, RAYMOND, LONG BEACH, OCEAN PARK, NASELLE,  
CATHLAMET, AND CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT  
303 PM PST SAT JAN 12 2019  
   
..INCREASED RISK FOR SNEAKER WAVES SUNDAY
 
 
A BUILDING AND POWERFUL SWELL WILL PROVIDE THE POTENTIAL FOR  
DANGEROUS SNEAKER WAVES ALONG THE WASHINGTON AND OREGON COASTS ON  
SUNDAY. WATER MAY RISE FURTHER UP ON BEACHES THAN OBSERVED WITHIN  
THE PREVIOUS 30 MINUTES AND EASILY SWEEP UNSUSPECTING BEACH-GOERS  
INTO THE FRIGID WATER. A NUMBER OF SNEAKER WAVE INCIDENTS AND  
FATALITIES HAVE OCCURRED UNDER SIMILAR SCENARIOS IN THE PAST.  
PLEASE USE CAUTION IF YOU PLAN ON RECREATING ON AREA BEACHES AND  
AVOID JETTIES ON SUNDAY.  
 

 
 
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