Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
304 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016


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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
304 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THIS
MORNING...

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WINDS WILL
  GRADUALLY LOWER TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE SUNDAY MORNING.

* SEAS...VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 10 TO 14 FT SEAS THROUGH
  EARLY THIS MORNING...GRADUALLY LOWERING TO 8 TO 10 FT BY LATE
  THIS MORNING. STEEP SEAS OF AROUND 8 FT ARE EXPECTED THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* AREAS AFFECTED...VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL IMPACT ALL
  AREAS THIS MORNING...BECOMING STEEP SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY SEAS THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS
AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

&&

$$

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
304 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THIS
MORNING...

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 20 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 25 KT THIS
  MORNING...LOWERING TO 10 TO 15 KT THIS AFTERNOON.

* SEAS...STEEP TO VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 8 TO 12 FT THIS
  MORNING...BECOMING STEEP 6 TO 7 FT SEAS THIS AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING.

* AREAS AFFECTED...VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL IMPACT AREAS
  BEYOND 4 NM FROM SHORE AND NEAR CAPES THIS MORNING. SMALL CRAFT
  ADVISORY SEAS ARE EXPECTED ONLY IN PROTECTED NEAR SHORE WATERS
  BETWEEN PORT ORFORD AND GOLD BEACH...AND SOUTH OF BROOKINGS.
  STEEP SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY SEAS WILL IMPACT ALL AREAS THIS
  AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS
AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

&&

$$

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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
304 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THIS
MORNING...

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT BEYOND 5 NM
  FROM SHORE AND NORTH 15 TO 20 KT WITHIN 5 NM OF SHORE THROUGH
  THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL LOWER TO 15 KT DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* SEAS...STEEP TO VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 8 TO 10 FEET SEAS
  THROUGH THIS MORNING...DIMINISHING TO 6 TO 8 FEET THIS AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING.

* AREAS AFFECTED...VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL IMPACT AREAS
  BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE FROM CAPE ARAGO SOUTHWARD THROUGH THIS
  MORNING...WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ELSEWHERE. SMALL
  CRAFT ADVISORY SEAS EXPECTED SOUTH OF COOS BAY THIS AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING.

* 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 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS
AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

&&

$$


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