Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
852 AM PDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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CENTRAL U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
EAST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
852 AM PDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE WEST WINDS HAVE EASED BELOW 21 KNOTS.

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/O.CON.KSEW.GL.A.0015.170326T1300Z-170327T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FLATTERY TO JAMES ISLAND 10 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM JAMES ISLAND TO POINT GRENVILLE 10 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM POINT GRENVILLE TO CAPE SHOALWATER 10 TO 60 NM-
852 AM PDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
3 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

* COMBINED SEAS...8 TO 10 FEET...IN WESTERLY SWELLS...WITH A
  DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS...SUBSIDING TO 8 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS THIS AFTERNOON.

* WIND...RISING TO GALE FORCE FROM THE SOUTHEAST EARLY SUNDAY
  MORNING.

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 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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