A High Wind Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Central Oregon Coast, in effect from 4:00am to 1:00pm Saturday. The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect. On beaches and headlands, south winds 30-40 mph with gusts to 65 mph. In coastal communities, south winds 25-35 mph with gusts 50-60 mph. The strongest winds will be between 6:00am and 11:00am. The winds may be strong enough to damage trees and produce power disruptions. These winds could cause problems for outdoor events, especially those with temporary outdoor facilities such as tents and canopies. A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.
A Special Weather Statement has been issued by the National Weather Service for increasingly large seas on Saturday which may allow occasional waves to run higher up the beach than normal. Please avoid jetties, offshore rocks and beaches near the surf zone on Saturday as larger than normal waves will be capable of knocking people off their feet and sweeping them away into the ocean.