Coastal Flood Watch

Last Updated: 03:09 AM. Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 PST

Until 10:00 AM. Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

WAZ517-180030- /O.CON.KSEW.CF.A.0001.180118T1200Z-180119T0600Z/ Central Coast- 305 AM PST Wed Jan 17 2018 ...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... * COASTAL FLOODING...Large swells of 25 to 30 feet will reach the coast Thursday afternoon. Waves this size cause dangerous conditions on beaches and can flood parts of coastal towns. * SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...Westport, Ocean Shores, Taholah. * TIMING...Greatest impacts will be Thursday afternoon and evening, roughly noon to 10 PM. Waves will diminish slowly after that, but will remain above 20 feet through Friday. * TIDE INFO...There is a high tide Thursday afternoon. If the biggest waves arrive at the time of high tide, impacts could be somewhat greater. However, with waves of this size there will be impacts regardless of the time of high tide. * IMPACTS...Beach runup by waves will be extensive, and beach erosion is possible. Low-lying areas near shorelines could experience saltwater flooding. Some levees and other structures are likely to be overtopped by the biggest waves. Downtown Westport has had flooding during episodes of extremely high swell in past years. The southern tip of the Ocean Shores peninsula has also had some erosion in previous events. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings, and take action to protect property. && $$

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Forecast by

Meteorologist Nick Allard