The Science Behind Storms of the Oregon Coast

Thursday, March 9, 2023

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Science Behind Storms of the Oregon Coast: Past, present, and future

On Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 4:00 p.m., join the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum as they welcome Dr. Paul Loikith for a presentation on the science behind Oregon Coast storms. Dr. Loikith will talk about what climate science research tells us about the future of extreme weather along the Oregon Coast.


Dr. Paul Loikith is an Associate Professor of weather and climate science in the Department of Geography at Portland State University where he directs the PSU Climate Science Lab. He received a B.S. in Meteorology and a PhD in Atmospheric Science from Rutgers University. Prior to joining PSU in 2015 he was a postdoctoral scholar at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. Dr. Loikith’s research interests focus on the drivers of extreme weather, how they are represented in climate models, and how these drivers are affected by global warming.

This event will be held at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum, located at 1387 South Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR. Seating for this event is at a limited capacity of 50 people, however people are welcome to stop by to donate. This lecture starts promptly at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Parking for this event is extremely limited and it is encouraged to arrive early to find parking. This event is part of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s free annual lecture series sponsored by Martin North (Stephanie Inn & Stephanie Inn Dining Room, Public Coast Brewing, Public Coast Farm) and  Pelican Brewing Company that occurs every January through May. For more information about this event, visit or call 503-436-9301.