Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
316 AM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017

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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-
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-
316 AM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT
THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
10 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A GALE WATCH,
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KNOTS THROUGH
  THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS INCREASE FURTHER LATER THIS EVENING AND
  OVERNIGHT...REACHING 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT.

* SEAS...12 TO 15 FEET THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 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 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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COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
316 AM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS...COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 12 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT.

* FIRST EBB...STRONG EBB AROUND 545 AM THIS MORNING. SEAS TO 14
  FEET WITH BREAKERS.

* SECOND EBB...STRONG EBB AROUND 6 PM THIS EVENING. SEAS TO 17
  FEET 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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