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High Surf to Batter West Coast Into The Weekend

19 Oct 2017, 8:19 pm

A series of strong Pacific storms will bring strong winds, high surf and heavy rain & snow to the Pacific Northwest into the weekend.

Strong onshore winds are leading to high surf with seas exceeding 20-25 feet off the northwestern coast. An abundance of Pacific moisture moving inland will result in heavy rain prompting flood watches over portions of the Pacific Northwest where 2-4 inches of rain may fall into the weekend.

Strong winds may lead to localized power outages Friday as winds may gust to 50 mph. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for parts of the West.

These powerful fall storms are already causing high surf leading to beach erosion and minor coastal flooding along the West Coast.

Strong onshore winds will continue into the weekend. This will lead to a prolonged period of high surf along much of the California and Oregon coastline. The National Weather Service issued High Surf Advisories for the region through Saturday. Those with coastal plans are urged to use caution if heading out.

Temperatures will be cooling off significantly into the weekend causing the rain to switch to snow at high elevations.

A second storm will impact the Pacific Northwest during the weekend bringing another round of strong winds, rain and snow to the region. This will likely cause travel delays across Washington and Oregon.

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