Coastal Storm Alert for Friday’s Dig

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) has sent out an alert to all razor clammers heading out to Twin Harbors to dig. That alert comes from the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management. The text appears below:

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a HIGH WIND WATCH for the central coast, (Grays Harbor County), from 8am – midnight on Friday. Strong winds and rain will impact the coast in the morning, then taper off a bit before becoming strong again in the late afternoon and early evening. South winds are forecast to be 25 -40 mph sustained, gusting to 60 mph.
Associated with this storm will be growing surf conditions affecting the Clam Dig in Twin Harbors Friday evening.  The Surf will grow to 22’-28’ on Friday making beaches very hazardous with long wave run –up, potential for numerous sneaker waves, overtopping of piers and jetties and significant beach erosion. DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK TO THE SEA.
Be prepared for the possibility of localized power outages during this wind event due to broken branches, possible fallen trees and power lines.
Charles T Wallace, Deputy Director
Grays Harbor County Emergency Management

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