BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY, JAN. 26 MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY JAN. 26 EVENING, SNEAKER WAVE THREAT

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
249 PM PST SAT JAN 25 2020
…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…
* WHAT…SNEAKER WAVES POSSIBLE.
* WHERE…IN WASHINGTON, SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST. IN OREGON, NORTH OREGON COAST AND CENTRAL OREGON COAST.
* WHEN…FROM SUNDAY JAN. 26 MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY JAN. 26 EVENING.
* IMPACTS…WAVES CAN RUN UP SIGNIFICANTLY FARTHER ON A BEACH THAN NORMAL, INCLUDING OVER ROCKS AND JETTIES. SNEAKER WAVES CAN SUDDENLY KNOCK PEOPLE OFF OF THEIR FEET AND QUICKLY PULL THEM INTO THE FRIGID OCEAN WHICH MAY LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY OR DROWNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN SNEAKER WAVES CREATE POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER. ALWAYS KEEP AN EYE ON THE WAVES, AND BE ESPECIALLY WATCHFUL OF CHILDREN AND PETS.