Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
320 PM PDT WED JUL 27 2016

...GALES TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO...

.A STRONG AND PERSISTENT THERMAL TROUGH ALONG THE COAST AND HIGH
PRESSURE OFFSHORE WILL CONTINUE STRONG NORTH WINDS AND STEEP TO
VERY STEEP WIND DRIVEN SEAS INTO THE WEEKEND. GALES WILL CONTINUE
SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO BEYOND ROUGHLY 5 NM FROM SHORE WITH SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS ELSEWHERE. SEAS WILL BUILD TO WARNING
LEVELS FOR SOME AREAS NORTH OF CAPE BLANCO AT TIMES... MAINLY IN
THE EVENING HOURS. WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST AND SEAS WILL BE
STEEPEST DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS. STORM FORCE GUSTS
WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHERN OUTER WATERS FROM TODAY
THROUGH THURSDAY.

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WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
320 PM PDT WED JUL 27 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PDT SUNDAY...

* WINDS AND SEAS...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KTS WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS
  IN EXCESS OF 30 KT. WIND WAVE DOMINATED SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS NEAR THE LATITUDE
OF CAPE BLANCO. HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
THIS EVENING THROUGH TONIGHT BETWEEN 20 AND 60 NAUTICAL MILES
FROM SHORE.

* 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.

&&

$$

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
320 PM PDT WED JUL 27 2016

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT THURSDAY...

* WINDS...BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE: NORTH GALES 30 TO 40 KT WITH
  GUSTS TO 45 KT. INSIDE 5 NM: NORTH 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO
  35 KT.

* SEAS...BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE: VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 8
  TO 13 FEET. INSIDE 5 NM: STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 6 TO 10
  FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS AND BEYOND 5 NM
  FROM SHORE. WINDS WILL BE LIGHTER AND SEAS LESS HAZARDOUS
  WITHIN A MILE OR TWO OF BROOKINGS...ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT...
  HOWEVER CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT SHOULD STILL BE
  EXPECTED.

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.

&&

$$

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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
320 PM PDT WED JUL 27 2016

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PDT SUNDAY.

* WINDS...NORTH GALES 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT. STORM FORCE
  GUSTS UP TO 50 KT POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
  EVENING.

* SEAS...VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 10 TO 16 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS.

* AREAS AFFECTED...ALL AREAS WILL SEE GALE FORCE WINDS WITH
  STRONGEST WINDS AND HIGHEST SEAS FROM GOLD BEACH SOUTHWARD.

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 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL 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-
320 PM PDT WED JUL 27 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PDT SUNDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS 25 TO
  35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING...STRONGEST NEAR CAPE
  BLANCO.

* SEAS...STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 6 TO 9 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS NEAR CAPE
  BLANCO.

* 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.

&&

$$


HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD



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