Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
145 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-
145 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST SATURDAY...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 1 PM PST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 1 PM PST
SATURDAY. THE COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...LARGE ENERGETIC WAVES WILL MOVE ONTO THE WASHINGTON
  COAST FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. THE LARGE SWELL WILL COMBINE
  WITH A HIGH TIDE TO PRODUCE MINOR COASTAL FLOODING AROUND THE
  TIME OF HIGH TIDE SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...HIGH SURF WILL MAKE IT DANGEROUS TO FISH OR OBSERVE
  WAVES FROM ROCKS FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. SNEAKER WAVES
  COULD SURPRISE UNWARY BEACH WALKERS. SIGNIFICANT WAVE RUN UP ON
  BEACHES IS LIKELY AND SOME BEACH EROSION IS POSSIBLE. DURING THE
  TIME OF HIGH TIDE ON SATURDAY MORNING THE COMBINATION OF HIGH
  TIDE AND LARGE WAVES COULD SEND SOME WAVES OVER JETTIES AND
  OTHER STRUCTURES. MINOR FLOODING OF LOW AREAS NEAR THE COAST IS
  POSSIBLE. SEVERAL INCHES OF WATER COULD COLLECT IN STREETS IN
  DOWNTOWN WESTPORT.

* PREDICTED TIDE...THE TIDE TABLE HIGH TIDE AT WESTPORT IS 10.2
  FEET AT 1052 AM SATURDAY. THE TIDE TABLE HIGH TIDE AT LA PUSH IS
  9.2 FEET AT 1028 AM SATURDAY. WIND AND PRESSURE WILL LIKELY MAKE
  THE ACTUAL HIGH TIDE AT EACH SPOT ONE HALF TO ONE FOOT HIGHER.

* SEAS...18 TO 21 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING. SEAS OF
  THIS HEIGHT GENERALLY CAUSE PROBLEMS ONLY ON BEACH AREAS.
  HOWEVER DURING THE HIGH TIDE SATURDAY MORNING THERE COULD BE
  ADDITIONAL MINOR FLOODING AS WAVES CRASH OVER LEVEES AND OTHER
  STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

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