Coastal Flood Warning

Last Updated: 02:54 AM. Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 PST

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

WAZ516-517-181900- /O.CON.KSEW.CF.W.0001.180118T1200Z-180119T0600Z/ North Coast-Central Coast- 251 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018 ...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING... * COASTAL FLOODING...Large swells of 30 to 35 feet with a dominant period near 18 seconds will affect the coast today. The swells in combination with high tides that are running 1.5 feet above predicted values will result in saltwater flooding over low- lying portions of coastal communities, especially around high tide late this morning through mid afternoon. * SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...La Push, Westport, Ocean Shores, Taholah. Ocean Shores and Westport are especially vulnerable. * TIMING...Seas and flooding will peak around the high tide early this afternoon. * TIDE INFO...Tides are running around 1.5 feet above predicted values. The high tide this afternoon at Ocean Shores is about 115 PM PST this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Beach runup by waves will be extensive, and severe beach erosion is expected. Low-lying areas near shorelines will likely experience saltwater flooding. Some jetties and levees will be overtopped by the bigger waves and may be damaged. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water, and take appropriate action to protect life and property. && $$

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Forecast by

Meteorologist Nick Allard