Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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WHUS76 KMFR 061714
MWWMFR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
914 AM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

.CURRENT BUOY OBSERVATIONS ARE SHOWING SIGNS THAT THE SHOWERS ARE
BRINGING BRIEF GUSTY WINDS TO SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVELS WITH
THEM THIS WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS AFTERNOON.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
914 AM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON. THE
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT DECREASING TO
  NORTH 10 TO 15 KT THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTH AND
  INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 KT WITH GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 40 KT POSSIBLE
  LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* SEAS...STEEP NORTHWEST SEAS 11 TO 12 FT AT 12 TO 13 SECONDS WILL
  DECREASE BELOW 10 FEET BY THIS EVENING. SEAS WILL INCREASE AND
  BECOME HAZARDOUS AGAIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED...CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT
  FOR ALL AREAS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. GALE FORCE WINDS AND
  STEEP TO VERY STEEP HAZARDOUS SEAS ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY
  NIGHT INTO THURSDAY FOR AREAS BEYOND ABOUT 3 NM FROM SHORE
  FROM PISTOL RIVER NORTH TO CAPE ARAGO.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE A
POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

$$

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WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
914 AM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON. THE
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT DECREASING TO
  NORTH 10 TO 15 KT THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTH AND
  INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 KT WITH GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 40 KT POSSIBLE
  LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* SEAS...STEEP NORTHWEST 11 TO 12 FT AT 12 TO 13 SECONDS WILL
  DECREASE BELOW 10 FEET BY THIS EVENING. SEAS WILL INCREASE AND
  BECOME HAZARDOUS AGAIN LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED...CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT
  FOR ALL AREAS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. GALE FORCE WINDS AND
  STEEP TO VERY STEEP HAZARDOUS SEAS ARE EXPECTED LATE WEDNESDAY
  INTO THURSDAY FOR ALL AREAS.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE A
POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

$$


HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD



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