Storms will continue through the week with off and on rain and breezy conditions. The storm surge Tuesday and Wednesday will bring high surf conditions to coastal areas, (20-26 + foot swells). The high coastal surf and the projected King Tides may produce minor Coastal Flooding through Friday. The Wednesday high tide has the greatest possibility of presenting minor Coastal Flooding to areas along the coast including the Cities of Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Cosmopolis, Ocean Shores, Taholah and Westport.
A High Surf Advisory has been issued from 6 pm Tuesday through midnight Thursday with ocean swells building to 20 to 26+ feet affecting the tidal levels in Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Cosmopolis, Ocean Shores, Taholah and Westport.
A Wind Advisory has been issued from 10 pm Tuesday through 4 pm Wednesday afternoon for Grays Harbor County with sustained winds 25-35 mph gusting to 50 mph. Gusty winds will be felt throughout the county.
A Coastal Flood Watch has been issued from 8 am – 2 pm Wednesday with minor flooding possibilities in Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Cosmopolis, Ocean Shores, Taholah and Westport. Tide anomaly will be 1.5 feet higher than the forecast tide.
All rivers will continue to run high, however none are expected to reach flood stage.
12/23 11.8 feet 10:53 am
12/24 11.8 feet 11:43 am
12/25 11.7 feet 12:31 pm
12/23 11.4 feet 10:36 am
12/24 11.6 feet 11:23 am
12/25 11.4 feet 12:09 pm
12/23 10.8 feet 10:30 am
12/24 10.9 feet 11:19 am
12/25 10.9 feet 12:06 pm
POSSIBILITY OF SNOW SHOWERS CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS FOR PARTS OF GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY
There is a small possibility that areas of Grays Harbor County could be greeted with snow flurries on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day because of low evening temperatures just below or near the freezing mark each evening. Accumulations are not expected to occur, but the flurries could bring some extra holiday joy to all.
CLAM DIG ALERT FOR COPALIS BEACH 12/24/2015
The Clam Dig scheduled for Copalis Beach on Christmas Eve will be an evening dig (5:47 low tide). Due to the darkness of the night time dig, the possibility of high surf conditions and King Tides, all clam diggers should remember – DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK TO THE SEA. Be alert for waves running up beaches much farther than normal. Waves could be strong enough to sweep a person off their feet or move a vehicle parked too close to the ocean. Be alert for children, pets and others on the beaches while driving.