Strong winds, rain and heavy surf hit Washington’s coastline Sunday, in advance of a much bigger line of weather expected to reach land early Monday morning.
Grays Harbor County Emergency Management said the second system could bring winds up to 45 mph with 70 mph gusts. Experts also said coastal swells could increase “22-25 feet”, possibly causing lowland and coastal flooding.
Officials said Sunday they were also watching out for a 30-foot barge roughly 15 miles off the coast. The barge was spotted by a fishing boat Friday. U.S. Coast Guard staff based in Westport said the probably Japanese tsunami debris was drifting north.