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Biggest Seas since last Spring

Attention mariners: It appears increasingly likely some of the biggest seas since last winter/spring are in store for the second half of the work week along the north Oregon and south Washington coast. Expect seas to climb abruptly into the teens on Wednesday. 15-20 ft seas certainly appear possible Thursday through Saturday. Please follow and like […]

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Avoid contact with water at D River, Neskowin and Rockaway beaches due to bacteria levels

by News Staff Tuesday, September 10th 2019 SALEM, Ore. – Avoid direct contact with the ocean at D River Beach in Lincoln County and Rockaway and Neskowin beaches in Tillamook County until further notice, the Oregon Health Authority said in a public health advisory issued Tuesday. “People should avoid direct contact with the water in this […]

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Two earthquakes recorded off Oregon Coast

COOS BAY, Ore. – Two earthquakes struck off the Oregon Coast Thursday morning. The first, a 3.8-magnitude earthquake, was recorded at 6:25 a.m., 160.1 miles west of Coos Bay. That earthquake had a depth of 6.2 miles. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us70005cba/executive The second earthquake had a magnitude of 5.9 and shook 183.1 miles west of Coos Bay. It […]

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Fecal bacteria levels prompt public health advisory for Short Sand Beach

by KATU News  Wednesday, September 4th 2019 MANZANITA, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory Wednesday after tests discovered higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in the ocean waters at Short Sand Beach at Oswald West State Park. Health officials say the public should avoid directly contacting the water in this area until the […]

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Man drowns at Nehalem Bay State Park after being swept out by rip current

By Samantha Swindler | The Oregonian/OregonLive A swimmer died at Nehalem Bay State Park Friday evening after being swept out to sea by a rip current. According to the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Volodymyr Kravchenko, 38, from Vancouver, Washington, drowned at around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2. He was camping with family at the park on […]