Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
311 PM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...EXTREMELY HIGH WEST SWELL TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY...

...STORM FORCE WINDS EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY...

.EXTREMELY HIGH WESTERLY OCEAN SWELLS WILL IMPACT THE COASTAL
WATERS TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY. SEAS WILL PEAK AT 24 TO 28 FEET 18
SECONDS ON SATURDAY. THEN...A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
DEEPEN AND MOVE NORTH ALONG 130 WEST SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY
BRINGING STORM FORCE SOUTHERLY WINDS. GALES AND DANGEROUS SEAS
WILL PERSIST THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE GRADUALLY SUBSIDING
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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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-
311 PM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PST SATURDAY...
...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SATURDAY TO 1 PM PST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS UPGRADED THE STORM
WATCH TO A STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SATURDAY
TO 1 PM PST SUNDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS GALE
WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SATURDAY TO 10 PM PST SUNDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 3O KT TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
  INCREASING TO STORM FORCE 35 TO 50 KT WITH GUSTS TO 65 KT
  SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* SEAS...WEST SWELL DOMINATED 15 TO 20 FEET INCREASING TO A PEAK
  OF 22 TO 26 FEET AT 18 SECONDS ON SATURDAY. VERY HIGH AND VERY
  STEEP WIND WAVES WILL COMBINE WITH THE SWELL SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
  SUNDAY BRINGING VERY DANGEROUS SEAS OF 18 TO 22 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...HAZARDOUS EXTREMELY HIGH SEAS WILL
  IMPACT ALL AREAS TONIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND. STORM FORCE WINDS
  ARE MOST LIKELY BEYOND 2 NM FROM THE COAST AND NEAR THE CAPES
  SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY, BUT ALL AREAS COULD EXPERIENCE STORM
  FORCE GUSTS.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A STORM WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 48 TO 63 KNOTS ALONG WITH
EXTREMELY STEEP AND DANGEROUS SEAS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...OR TAKE SHELTER
UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES SUBSIDE. COMMERCIAL VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE
FOR VERY STRONG WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEA CONDITIONS AND CONSIDER
REMAINING IN PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES
SUBSIDE.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ALONG WITH VERY
STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS 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.

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEA
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD
REMAIN IN PORT...OR TAKE SHELTER UNTIL WAVES SUBSIDE.  COMMERCIAL
VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE FOR ROUGH SEAS AND CONSIDER REMAINING IN
PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL HAZARDOUS SEAS SUBSIDE.

&&

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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-
311 PM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PST SATURDAY...
...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SATURDAY TO 1 PM PST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS UPGRADED THE STORM
WATCH TO A STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SATURDAY
TO 1 PM PST SUNDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS GALE
WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 10 PM PST SUNDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 3O KT TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
  INCREASING TO STORM FORCE 35 TO 50 KT WITH GUSTS TO 65 KT
  SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* SEAS...WEST SWELL DOMINATED 15 TO 20 FEET INCREASING TO A PEAK
  OF 24 TO 28 FEET AT 18 SECONDS ON SATURDAY. VERY HIGH AND VERY
  STEEP WIND WAVES WILL COMBINE WITH THE SWELL SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
  SUNDAY BRINGING VERY DANGEROUS SEAS OF 20 TO 24 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...ALL AREAS WILL BE IMPACTED BY
  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SEAS TONIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND. STORM
  FORCE WINDS WILL IMPACT ALL AREAS SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A STORM WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 48 TO 63 KNOTS ALONG WITH
EXTREMELY STEEP AND DANGEROUS SEAS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...OR TAKE SHELTER
UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES SUBSIDE. COMMERCIAL VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE
FOR VERY STRONG WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEA CONDITIONS AND CONSIDER
REMAINING IN PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES
SUBSIDE.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ALONG WITH VERY
STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS 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.

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEA
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD
REMAIN IN PORT...OR TAKE SHELTER UNTIL WAVES SUBSIDE.  COMMERCIAL
VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE FOR ROUGH SEAS AND CONSIDER REMAINING IN
PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL HAZARDOUS SEAS SUBSIDE.

&&

$$

MAS

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD



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