Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
314 PM PST FRI NOV 24 2017

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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-
314 PM PST FRI NOV 24 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 4 AM PST SUNDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 4 AM
PST SUNDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 10 AM PST
SUNDAY...

* WINDS..WINDS WILL INCREASE TO SOUTHEAST 15 TO 25 KT SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASE TO SOUTH GALES AT 30 TO 40 KT LATE
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
  LOWER DURING SUNDAY.

* SEAS...SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO BUILD TO STEEP 6 TO 9 FT SEAS BY
  LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THEN BECOME VERY STEEP WIND-DRIVEN
  SEAS OF 10 TO 15 FEET SATURDAY NIGHT. VERY STEEP SEAS MAY
  PERSIST THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* AREAS AFFECTED...GALES WILL OCCUR GENERALLY BEYOND 5 NM FROM
  SHORE EXCEPT CLOSER TO SHORE NEAR CAPE BLANCO. VERY STEEP
  HAZARDOUS SEAS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS ALL THE WATERS.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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.

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF VERY STEEP AND
HAZARDOUS SEAS 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-
314 PM PST FRI NOV 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM PST
SATURDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 4 AM PST SUNDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

* WINDS..WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO SOUTHEAST 15 TO 25 KT
  SATURDAY MORNING INTO EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASE
  TO SOUTH GALES AT 30 TO 40 KT LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  SATURDAY NIGHT. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO LOWER DURING SUNDAY.

* SEAS...SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO BUILD TO STEEP 6 TO 9 FT SEAS LATE
  SATURDAY MORNING INTO EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THEN BECOME
  VERY STEEP WIND-DRIVEN SEAS OF 12 TO 18 FEET LATE SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. VERY STEEP SEAS MAY PERSIST
  THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* AREAS AFFECTED...GALES AND VERY STEEP HAZARDOUS SEAS ARE
  EXPECTED ACROSS ALL THE WATERS.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF VERY STEEP AND
HAZARDOUS SEAS 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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