Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
237 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

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WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
237 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST
THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
8 PM PST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON PST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON PST
FRIDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON. WINDS BECOME SOUTHEASTERLY AND INCREASE LATER THIS
  EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. EXPECT WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35
  KT...MAINLY BEYOND 30 NM.

* SEAS...12 TO 15 FT THROUGH THIS EVENING. SEAS GRADUALLY INCREASE
  OVERNIGHT...REACHING 18 TO 20 FT BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO
33 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES ARE
EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. MARINERS SHOULD AVOID
SHOALING AREAS. LONG PERIOD SWELL CAN SHARPEN INTO LARGE BREAKING
WAVES IN SHOALING AREAS. IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR WAVES TO BREAK
MUCH FARTHER FROM SHOALING AREAS THAN IS NORMALLY EXPERIENCED.
REMEMBER...BREAKING WAVES CAN EASILY CAPSIZE EVEN LARGER VESSELS.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

&&

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
237 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST
FRIDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
10 PM PST FRIDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT THROUGH THIS
  AFTERNOON. WINDS INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 KT TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY
  MORNING.

* SEAS...12 TO 15 FT THROUGH THIS. SEAS INCREASE
  OVERNIGHT...REACHING 15 TO 17 FT BY FRIDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO
33 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES ARE
EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. MARINERS SHOULD AVOID
SHOALING AREAS. LONG PERIOD SWELL CAN SHARPEN INTO LARGE BREAKING
WAVES IN SHOALING AREAS. IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR WAVES TO BREAK
MUCH FARTHER FROM SHOALING AREAS THAN IS NORMALLY EXPERIENCED.
REMEMBER...BREAKING WAVES CAN EASILY CAPSIZE EVEN LARGER VESSELS.

&&

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COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
237 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM
PST FRIDAY...

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS...12 TO 14 FT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* FIRST EBB...AROUND 10 PM THIS EVENING. SEAS NEAR 18 FT WITH
  BREAKERS POSSIBLE.

* SECOND EBB...AROUND 11 AM FRIDAY MORNING. SEAS NEAR 20 FT WITH
  BREAKERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR MEANS THAT WAVE CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT IN OR NEAR HARBOR
ENTRANCES.

&&

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