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Admirers of King Tides on coast say waves ‘impressive,’ warn of dangers – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-01-12 18:11:46 –

Seaside crew are also working to clean up floods and debris

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) —Tuesday, a semi-annual exhibition of King Tides crashing into the Oregon coast was held for seaside people. Spectacular and dangerous weather patterns..

The high tide was around 11:00 am and a big wave broke out along the coast. The seaside fire chief said the town’s Sunset Boulevard had to be closed due to high tide and debris, including large logs. He added that floods caused by constant heavy rains are also a problem.

One seaside resident we talked to said she sat looking at the ocean for hours because of how impressive the waves were, even for King Tide.

Seaside King Tide January 12, 2021 (KOIN)

While standing at the top of the South Jetty Tower, a splash of waves struck the crew. Locals said tourists want to be cautious and only see the waves from a distance, especially since the Oregon Coast is known for its powerful sneaker waves.

According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), King Tides Long-period waves rolling around the planet These objects interact with the Earth in monthly and annual orbits because the gravitational pull of the moon and sun “pulls” the ocean back and forth. Higher than normal tides usually occur during a new or full moon, and when the moon is around it, or during certain seasons throughout the country.

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