Each year, when summer ends and the clouds once again cover Grays Harbor, a number of locals and visitors start getting excited for the return of inclement weather. Like clockwork, fall and winter storms stack up over the Pacific Ocean, making a beeline straight for the sandy shores of our region. While some stay home, the hearty and adventurous head out directly into the storm. For those that don’t know, Grays Harbor is one of the best places to watch coastal storms, giving you a unique opportunity to experience the awesome power of the sea. Usually starting in October and going through April, these storms are yet another way to enjoy the wild beauty of our county. If you haven’t witnessed first-hand the power of a storm along the coast, make plans to do it next time the wind and rain return. Whether you come for a day or ride out the whole storm, the beaches of Grays Harbor can give you the ultimate experience.

Safety First

Storms can be dangerous. Trees may fall, landslides could occur and the giant waves will toss logs around along the beach. That being said, there are a few things you can do during storm watching along the coast, to stay safe while witnessing the strength of nature.  Read more here:  http://www.graysharbortalk.com/2017/12/04/tips-for-storm-watching-on-the-washington-coast/

Storm Watching
Tossing driftwood around with ease, the storms that slam into the coast are beautiful, powerful and will leave you in awe at the power of nature. Photo credit: Douglas