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A wild weather weekend: Strong winds, rain soak the North Coast

Cruise ship cancels stop, track meet delayed

The Daily Astorian

Published on April 9, 2018 7:43AM

Last changed on April 9, 2018 10:17AM

Curt Atkinson takes photos of waves crashing against the cliffs at Cape Disappointment.

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Curt Atkinson takes photos of waves crashing against the cliffs at Cape Disappointment.

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Dan Cox stands on piled up logs at Cape Disappointment to get a look at waves crashing against cliffs.

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Dan Cox stands on piled up logs at Cape Disappointment to get a look at waves crashing against cliffs.

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Kess and Brenda Sandstrom try to maintain their balance in high winds at the South Jetty in Fort Stevens State Park.

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Kess and Brenda Sandstrom try to maintain their balance in high winds at the South Jetty in Fort Stevens State Park.

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Photographers try to capture photos of big waves at Cape Disappointment.

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Photographers try to capture photos of big waves at Cape Disappointment.

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A kite surfer catches some waves at Fort Stevens State Park as high winds pound the coast.

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A kite surfer catches some waves at Fort Stevens State Park as high winds pound the coast.

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Strong winds and rain soaked the North Coast over the weekend.

The storm led to the postponement of the 30th annual Daily Astorian Invitational track meet on Saturday and prompted the Star Princess cruise ship to cancel a planned stop in Astoria on Sunday.

The vessel was heading from San Francisco to Vancouver, British Columbia, and had been scheduled to stop in Astoria carrying up to 2,600 passengers.

Bruce Conner, cruise ship marketer for the Port of Astoria, said the decision was made to stay at sea because of safety and scheduling concerns. “We figure any given cruise ship day, there are 150 people impacted,” he said. “This is kind of rare. I’m glad they gave us a couple days.”

The track meet was rescheduled for Monday.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for late tonight through Tuesday morning for beaches and headlands.









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