Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
300 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

...ACTIVE WEATHER POSSIBLE TO BRING GALES TUESDAY INTO
WEDNESDAY...
...STORM FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...

.A SERIES OF STRONG STORMS WILL ARRIVE NEXT WEEK WITH WARNING
LEVEL CONDITIONS LIKELY TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING. SEAS OF 25 TO 30 FEET ARE POSSIBLE MID-LATE 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-
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-
300 AM PST MON JAN 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY TO 4 PM PST
WEDNESDAY...
...STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY TO 4 PM PST
WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING SOUTH WINDS ARE LIKELY
  TO INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 KNOTS AND THEN ARE LIKELY TO INCREASE
  FURTHER TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY TO 35 KT TO AS HIGH AS 50
  KNOTS.

* SEAS...SOUTH WIND WAVES AND 14 SECOND PERIOD WEST SWELL ARE
  EXPECTED TO COMBINE TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY TO PEAK SEAS IN
  THE 19 TO 27 FOOT RANGE. LATER NEXT WEEK 25 FOOT WEST SWELL IS
  POSSIBLE.

* AREAS AFFECTED...THE GALE WATCH IS VALID FOR THE ENTIRE AREA.
  THE STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE AREA OUTSIDE 10
  NAUTICAL MILES TO 50 NM FROM THE COAST...EXCEPT NEAR THE COAST
  NEAR CAPE BLANCO. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE STRONGEST IN THE
  VICINITY OF CAPE BLANCO.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

A STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF STORM FORCE WINDS OF
48 TO 63 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.

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.

&&

$$


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