Friday, 19 January 2018

"It's definitely some weird weather" 60 feet high waves (almost 20 metres) pound the Oregon Coast smashing windows and damaging buildings

Photo nbc16.com
A man is missing and coastal authorities were warning people to stay away from the beaches and cliffs as waves almost 60 feet high (almost 20 metres) were pounding the Oregon Coast on Thursday.
The forecast of dramatic seas and unusually high waves drew many people to the shore, and one 44-year-old man remained missing after being swept off a seawall near Depoe Bay on Thursday morning, according to information from the Depoe Bay Fire District.
Authorities are withholding the man's identity until his family in Mexico can be located and notified. Popular sea-front Lincoln City establishments such as the Sea Gypsy Inn at 145 NW Inlet Ave., and the Sandcastle Beachfront Motel at 3417 SW Anchor Ave., were heavily damaged by the surging waters, with windows torn out and their interiors inundated.
The North Lincoln Fire and Rescue posted photographs of damage to Kyllo's Seafood and Grill, at 1110 NW 1st Court, where waves tore through windows and stripped off siding before swirling through the parking lot, leaving large rocks in their wake.
In Newport, Sgt. Keith Garrett said Thursday night that a lightning storm might be linked with the report of smoke in an elevator, but the city seemed to have escaped the same kind of storm surge damage.
"It's definitely some weird weather," he said, referring to the fact that thunderstorms are rare on the coast.
He cautioned visitors to view the waves from a safe distance and to watch for standing water.
The storm also hit the northern Oregon Coast, with one viral video showing a wave pushing foam that looked like it came off a cafe latte up the main streets of Cannon Beach.
The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood warning Thursday afternoon, cautioning those in the area to "be alert for rising water, and take appropriate action to protect life and property." The warning listed Willapa Bay, Seaside, Nehalem, Tillamook, Florence and all cities in close vicinity as particularly vulnerable to flooding.
The warning is issued through midnight Thursday, but the stormy weather is expected to continue to a lesser degree. The coastal forecast calls for thunderstorms to continue through the weekend.


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10 comments:

  1. It must be remembered that these storms will be a fraction of what Dr James E Hansen refered to as "The Storms of my Grandchildren" in his seminal book of the same title.

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  2. Too bad it didn't show any sixty feet waves, no even close.

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    1. You are right, not in that clip, but there were, that's how the guy in Depoe Bay got washed off the rocks. You can't get an idea through the clip. I know I live in Oregon and was at the coast that day, parked and got hit by a wave, where no wave should have made it too.

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  3. Lol, so where are these 60ft waves....because those pics and video are not 60ft

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  4. James Hansen is a loopy idiot, you greenie dufus

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  5. So what would cause these huge waves???

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    1. couldn't be the volcano that is constantly erupting off the Oregon coast? or the constant earthquakes that go unreported to the public?

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  6. As a native oregonian, this is lame. We get storms all the time. The winter waves and storms are always stronger than any other time of year. Why is this suddenly in the news? also--it is always a californian or southerner who dies or gets lost in the forest or sucked out to sea.

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    1. You are an idiot american, although not a native american, but an idiot you remain. Go and tell the people who's windows and houses or property was damaged that it's lame.

      Only thing lame around here is people like you posting against the obvious: the weather is getting crazy, whether you know it or not.

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    2. Luke 21~ 25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:

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