Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
320 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...STRONG COLD FRONT MAY BRING NORTH GALES AND VERY STEEP SEAS
WEDNESDAY...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS
WEDNESDAY. THE FRONT WILL BE FAST MOVING...SO WHILE THERE MAY BE
A SHORT PERIOD OF MODERATE SOUTH WINDS AHEAD OF THE FRONT TUESDAY
NIGHT...THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT ON
WEDNESDAY. NORTH GALES ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING ALONG WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF VERY STEEP
COMBINED SEAS.

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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-
320 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
1 PM PST WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A GALE WATCH...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING. A HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS
HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS
SEAS IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PST WEDNESDAY.

* SEAS: WEST SWELL 10 TO 12 FEET 13 SECONDS THROUGH TONIGHT...WITH
  PERIODS LENGTHENING TO 15 TO 17 SECONDS ON TUESDAY AND
  CONTINUING THROUGH WEDNESDAY. IN ADDITION...WINDS ASSOCIATED
  WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT ARE EXPECTED TO ADD MODERATE CHOP TO
  THE SWELL ON WEDNESDAY WITH COMBINED SEAS POSSIBLY BECOMING
  VERY STEEP.

* WINDS: SOUTH 15 TO 25 KT DEVELOPING TUESDAY NIGHT...SHIFTING
  ABRUPTLY TO NORTH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND INCREASING TO GALES
  30 TO 40 KT WITH HIGHER GUSTS POSSIBLE.

* AREAS AFFECTED: ALL AREAS WITH BE AFFECTED BY MODERATE SWELL
  THROUGH WEDNESDAY. STRONG WINDS ON WEDNESDAY WILL SPREAD FROM
  NORTH TO SOUTH AND BE STRONGEST NEAR CAPE BLANCO AND BEYOND 5 NM
  FROM SHORE ELSEWHERE.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/Z67H.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALL CRAFT.

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 HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF HAZARDOUS SEAS
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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WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
320 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
4 AM PST WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A GALE WATCH...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING. A HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS
HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IS
NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST WEDNESDAY.

* SEAS: WEST SWELL 10 TO 12 FEET 13 SECONDS THROUGH TONIGHT...WITH
  PERIODS LENGTHENING TO 15 TO 17 SECONDS ON TUESDAY AND
  CONTINUING THROUGH WEDNESDAY. IN ADDITION...WINDS ASSOCIATED
  WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT ARE EXPECTED TO ADD MODERATE CHOP TO
  THE SWELL ON WEDNESDAY WITH COMBINED SEAS POSSIBLY BECOMING
  VERY STEEP.

* WINDS: SOUTH 15 TO 25 KT DEVELOPING TUESDAY NIGHT...SHIFTING
  ABRUPTLY TO NORTH WEDNESDAY MORNING AND INCREASING TO GALES 30
  TO 40 KT WITH HIGHER GUSTS POSSIBLE.

* AREAS AFFECTED: ALL AREAS WITH BE AFFECTED BY MODERATE SWELL
  THROUGH WEDNESDAY. STRONG WINDS ON WEDNESDAY WILL SPREAD FROM
  NORTH TO SOUTH AND BE STRONGEST NEAR CAPE BLANCO.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/Z67H.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALL CRAFT.

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 HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF HAZARDOUS SEAS
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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