Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
146 PM PDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...HIGH SEAS CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT THEN GALES ON SUNDAY...

.STEEP SHORT PERIOD SEAS WILL PRESENT HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR
SMALL CRAFT INTO TONIGHT. A STRONG FRONT WILL BRING GALE FORCE
WINDS WITH VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS FROM EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

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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 CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
146 PM PDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PDT
SUNDAY...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 5 PM PDT SUNDAY...

* WINDS...INCREASING LATE THIS EVENING INTO SUNDAY MORNING.
  SOUTH WINDS WILL REACH ADVISORY STRENGTH LATE TONIGHT THEN
  PEAK AT 35 TO 40 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 50 KNOTS AROUND NOON ON
  SUNDAY.

* SEAS...STEEP AT 8 TO 11 FEET WITH THE COMBINATION OF A
  DECREASING FRESH SHORT PERIOD SOUTHWEST SWELL AND AN INCREASING
  MODERATE WEST SWELL. SEAS WILL BECOME VERY STEEP AND WIND WAVE
  DRIVEN SUNDAY MORNING AS GALES DEVELOP. SEAS WILL PEAK AT 12 TO
  17 FEET SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* AREAS AFFECTED...MOST AREAS BEYOND 8NM AND ALSO CLOSER TO
  SHORE NEAR CAPE BLANCO WILL BE AFFECTED BY HAZARDOUS SEAS INTO
  TONIGHT AND GALES ON SUNDAY. THE REMAINDER OF THE INNER WATERS
  WILL BE AFFECTED BY HIGH AND VERY STEEP SEAS ON SUNDAY.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE A
POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

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 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-
146 PM PDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PDT
SUNDAY...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 5 PM PDT SUNDAY...

* WINDS...INCREASING LATE THIS EVENING INTO SUNDAY MORNING.
  SOUTH WINDS WILL REACH ADVISORY STRENGTH LATE TONIGHT THEN
  PEAK AT 35 TO 40 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 50 KNOTS AROUND NOON ON
  SUNDAY.

* SEAS...STEEP AT 8 TO 10 FEET WITH THE COMBINATION OF A
  DECREASING FRESH SHORT PERIOD SOUTHWEST SWELL AND AN
  INCREASING MODERATE WEST SWELL. SEAS WILL BECOME VERY STEEP
  AND WIND WAVE DRIVEN SUNDAY MORNING AS GALES DEVELOP. SEAS
  WILL PEAK AT 11 TO 14 FEET SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* AREAS AFFECTED...ALL AREAS ARE AFFECTED.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE A
POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

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.

&&

$$


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