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Old 20-01-2018, 18:52   #1
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Oregon Sea Buoy Records 60 Foot High Waves

The Oregon coastal sea Buoys recorded wave height at 50-60 feet.
January 18, 2018

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"Three hours later, the waves arrived ó and they kept growing. A buoy over Astoria Canyon ó a giant trench on the Pacificís floor ó reported a maximum wave height of 60 feet. The buoy, measuring the waves from their base to their peaks, bobbed up and down like an express elevator in a skyscraper. Well into Thursday afternoon, the waves were still topping out above 50 feet.

Astoria Canyon sits 10 miles off the coast where Oregon and Washington state meet at the mouth of the Columbia River. The area is known to have some of the most treacherous waters in the world, but waves like this donít happen every winter. The storm thatís churning things up this week isnít even particularly strong, but once in a while the winds align just right, creating such giant, damaging waves."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.164579926795

Photos and more reporting here:
Flooding reported as Washington coast battered by gigantic waves | KOMO
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Re: Oregon Sea Buoy Records 60 Foot High Waves

Recent (January 18, 2018) waves off Oregon reached 60 feet! Truly "phenomenal" (and Hokusai Size).

This illustration gives us a good idea of what a 60 foot wave would look like in height. Scale matters.
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Here in Santa Cruz, the waves at the surf spots were in the 15'+ range. That is really big. When the waves are like that, the harbor discourages boats from going in or out. As a general rule, I avoid sailing on those days. If something goes wrong, it can go really wrong.
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This cartoon seems fitting.
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