Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
230 PM PST SAT FEB 13 2016

PZZ250-140630-
/O.EXT.KPQR.GL.W.0013.000000T0000Z-160214T0800Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-
230 PM PST SAT FEB 13 2016

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT...

* WINDS: WIND BECOMING SOUTH AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH
  GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING THROUGH
  LATE EVENING.

* SEAS: 12 TO 14 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 10 FEET SUNDAY.

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.

&&

$$

PZZ270-140600-
/O.CON.KPQR.GL.W.0013.000000T0000Z-160214T0600Z/
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-
230 PM PST SAT FEB 13 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING...

* WINDS: SOUTH 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS 35 TO 40 KNOTS THROUGH
  LATE EVENING.

* SEAS: 12 TO 14 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 10 FT SUNDAY.

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.

&&

$$

PZZ210-140630-
/O.EXT.KPQR.RB.Y.0031.000000T0000Z-160214T1800Z/
COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
230 PM PST SAT FEB 13 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM
PST SUNDAY...

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS...10 TO 12 FEET.

* FIRST EBB...SEAS TO 14 FEET DURING THE EBB THAT OCCURRED AROUND
  830 PM THIS EVENING. BREAKERS LIKELY.

* SECOND EBB...SEAS TO 13 FEET...WITH BREAKERS...DURING THE EBB
  AROUND 915 AM SUNDAY.

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.

&&

$$

PZZ255-275-140630-
/O.CON.KPQR.SI.Y.0028.000000T0000Z-160215T0200Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.SW.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-160215T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
230 PM PST SAT FEB 13 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM
PST SUNDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 4 PM PST SUNDAY...

* WINDS: SOUTH 15 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS UNTIL
  MIDNIGHT. A FEW GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS POSSIBLE BETWEEN CASCADE HEAD
  AND HECETA HEAD. WIND BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH
  GUSTS TO 25 KNOTS LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUING SUNDAY.

* SEAS: 12 TO 14 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT...SUBSIDING TO 10 FEET
  SUNDAY.

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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