High threat for sneaker waves at the Oregon Coast this week

High tide on Thanksgiving Day will bring the greatest threat. Sneaker waves can be dangerous, even deadly.

PORTLAND, Ore. — There is a high threat for sneaker waves at the Oregon coast this week, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The alert lasts from Thursday morning until Friday morning. High tide on Thanksgiving Day will bring the greatest threat, the NWS alert says.

Sneaker waves can be and have been deadly. The waves, which at first appear smaller than they really are, can suddenly knock people over and even sweep them out to sea. The cold ocean water can paralyze people within minutes. The waves

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