Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
226 PM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
226 PM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM
PDT WEDNESDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KNOTS THROUGH
  EARLY THIS EVENING. SOUTH WINDS INCREASE TO 25 TO 30 KT WITH
  GUSTS TO 35 KT LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY
  MORNING.

* SEAS...COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 15 FEET THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE SEAS
  TODAY ARE COMPRISED OF TWO NORTHWEST SWELLS...ONE AT 18
  SECONDS...AND THE OTHER AT 12 SECONDS. STEEPER WIND-DRIVEN SEAS
  GETS THROWN INTO THE MIX TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO
33 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

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.

&&

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COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
226 PM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
9 AM PDT WEDNESDAY...

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS...COMBINED SEAS 12 TO 14 FEET THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING.

* FIRST EBB...STRONG EBB AROUND 6 PM THIS EVENING. SEAS TO 18
  FEET WITH BREAKERS.

* SECOND EBB...STRONG EBB AROUND 630 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING. SEAS
  TO 18 FEET WITH BREAKERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR MEANS THAT WAVE CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT IN OR NEAR HARBOR
ENTRANCES.

&&

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