Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
245 AM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...EXTREMELY HIGH WEST SWELL TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY...

...STORM FORCE WINDS SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY OVER THE OUTER
   WATERS...

...GALE FORCE WINDS SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY OVER THE INNER
   WATERS...

.VERY HIGH AND VERY STEEP SEAS WILL PERSIST OVER THE WATERS
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. LONG PERIOD WEST SWELL WILL PEAK LATER TODAY
WITH COMBINED SEAS 25 TO 28 FEET. ANOTHER STRONG STORM WILL MOVE
NORTH ALONG 130 WEST SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY BRINGING STORM AND
GALE FORCE WINDS. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH INTO MONDAY. THE
HIGH SEAS WILL SUBSIDE TUESDAY. WINDS AND SEAS WILL THEN REMAIN
RELATIVELY LIGHT THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK...EXCEPT FOR SOME
MODERATE WESTERLY SWELL WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

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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-
245 AM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
   EVENING...
...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 PM
   PST SUNDAY...
...STORM WARNING CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS CANCELLED THE STORM
WARNING. A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST
THIS EVENING. A GALE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS
EVENING UNTIL 10 PM PST SUNDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 3O KT TODAY BECOMING SOUTH GALES 30 TO
  40 KT THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* SEAS...WEST SWELL DOMINATED 25 FEET AT 18 SECONDS TODAY...
  SUBSIDING TONIGHT. HOWEVER...SHORT PERIOD WIND WAVES WILL
  COMBINE WITH THE REMAINING SWELL TO BUILD VERY DANGEROUS SEAS
  TO 20 TO 22 FEET SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...HAZARDOUS EXTREMELY HIGH SEAS WILL
  IMPACT ALL AREAS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. GALE FORCE WINDS WILL
  AFFECT ALL AREAS SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 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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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-
245 AM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
   EVENING...
...STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM
   PST SUNDAY...
...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING UNTIL 10 PM
   PST SUNDAY...

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING. A STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 4 AM PST SUNDAY. A GALE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM
THIS EVENING UNTIL 10 PM PST SUNDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 3O KT TODAY BECOMING SOUTH STORM FORCE
  35 TO 50 KT WITH GUSTS TO 65 KT SATURDAY NIGHT. SOUTH WINDS WILL
  DIMINISH TO GALE FORCE 30 TO 40 KT SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
  SUNDAY EVENING.

* SEAS...WEST SWELL DOMINATED 25 TO 28 FEET AT 18 SECONDS TODAY...
  SUBSIDING TONIGHT. HOWEVER...SHORT PERIOD WIND WAVES WILL COMBINE
  WITH THE REMAINING SWELL TO BUILD VERY DANGEROUS SEAS TO 20 TO
  22 FEET SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...ALL AREAS WILL BE IMPACTED BY
  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SEAS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. ALL AREAS WILL
  EXPERIENCE GALE FORCE WINDS SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
  EVENING...EXCEPT FOR STORM FORCE WINDS MOSTLY BEYOND 20 NM
  OFFSHORE SATURDAY NIGHT.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A STORM WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 48 TO 63 KNOTS ALONG WITH
EXTREMELY STEEP AND DANGEROUS SEAS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...OR TAKE SHELTER
UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES SUBSIDE. COMMERCIAL VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE
FOR VERY STRONG WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEA CONDITIONS AND CONSIDER
REMAINING IN PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES
SUBSIDE.

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.

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.

&&

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