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Windstorm On Oregon Coast Uncorks Explosive Surf


Julia Arnold, left, of Roseburg, Oregon, celebrates her birthday by watching giant waves crash on the rocks at Shore Acres State Park outside Charleston with friend Cheri Knott. 

Julia Arnold, left, of Roseburg, Oregon, celebrates her birthday by watching giant waves crash on the rocks at Shore Acres State Park outside Charleston with friend Cheri Knott. 

Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard

Strong winds and high seas on the Oregon Coast have prompted a warning for wave watchers to remain vigilant through the weekend.

Stormy conditions ­Thursday swept a man out to sea in ­Depoe Bay and damaged ­seafront ­motels and restaurants in ­Lincoln City.

The National Weather ­Service forecast for Florence and the central coast Saturday showed rain, a temperature reaching 48 degrees, and winds increasing from about 25 miles per hour during the day to as high as 55 mph after midnight.

On Sunday, winds could range from as light as 16 mph in the morning to as strong as 49 mph by the afternoon, ­according to the weather service.

Read the whole story at The Register-Guard.

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