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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
247 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

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WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
247 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM
PST THIS AFTERNOON...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 4 PM PST FRIDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING SOUTH AND INCREASING TO
  GALES 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WINDS BECOME SOUTHWEST
  AND EASE BELOW GALES TONIGHT BUT WILL REMAIN HAZARDOUS TO SMALL
  CRAFT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

* SEAS...SHORT PERIOD WIND WAVE DOMINATED AND INCREASING TO 8 TO
  12 FEET TODAY...THEN PERSISTING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. SEAS
  TRANSITION TO SWELL DOMINATED FRIDAY NIGHT WITH WEST SWELL 15 TO
  20 FEET AT 13 SECONDS.

* AREAS AFFECTED...ALL AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED BY GALES AND STEEP
  TO VERY STEEP SEAS TODAY...HOWEVER THE WORST CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED IN THE VICINITY OF CAPE BLANCO. ALL AREAS WILL BE
  AFFECTED BY THE WEST SWELL FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.

* 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.

&&

$$

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/O.CON.KMFR.SE.A.0011.161210T0000Z-161211T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
247 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM
PST THIS AFTERNOON...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 4 PM PST FRIDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING SOUTH AND INCREASING TO
  GALES 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WINDS BECOME SOUTHWEST
  AND EASE BELOW GALES TONIGHT BUT WILL REMAIN HAZARDOUS TO SMALL
  CRAFT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

* SEAS...SHORT PERIOD WIND WAVE DOMINATED AND INCREASING TO 8 TO
  12 FEET TODAY...THEN PERSISTING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. SEAS
  TRANSITION TO SWELL DOMINATED FRIDAY NIGHT WITH WEST SWELL 15 TO
  20 FEET AT 13 SECONDS.

* AREAS AFFECTED...ALL AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED BY GALES AND STEEP
  TO VERY STEEP SEAS ON TODAY...HOWEVER THE WORST CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED BEYOND 2 NM FROM SHORE BUT RIGHT UP TO THE SHORE NEAR
  CAPE BLANCO. ALL AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE WEST SWELL FRIDAY
  NIGHT AND SATURDAY.

* 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.

&&

$$

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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
247 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* WINDS...SOUTH GALES 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WINDS
  BECOME SOUTHWEST AND EASE BELOW GALES TONIGHT BUT WILL REMAIN
  HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

* SEAS...SHORT PERIOD WIND WAVE DOMINATED AT 8 TO 12 FEET THROUGH
  THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS THEN REMAIN STEEP BUT LOWER TO 7 TO 9 FEET
  THIS EVENING AND PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. SEAS
  TRANSITION TO SWELL DOMINATED FRIDAY NIGHT WITH WEST SWELL 12 TO
  17 FEET AT 13 SECONDS.

* AREAS AFFECTED...ALL AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED BY GALES AND STEEP
  TO VERY STEEP SEAS TODAY...HOWEVER THE WORST CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED IN THE VICINITY OF CAPE BLANCO. ALL AREAS WILL BE
  AFFECTED BY THE WEST SWELL FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.

* 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 WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF VERY STEEP AND
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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/O.CON.KMFR.SE.A.0011.161210T0000Z-161211T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
247 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM
PST THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING SOUTH AND INCREASING TO
  GALES 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WINDS BECOME SOUTHWEST
  AND EASE BELOW GALES TONIGHT BUT WILL REMAIN HAZARDOUS TO SMALL
  CRAFT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

* SEAS...SHORT PERIOD WIND WAVE DOMINATED AND INCREASING TO 7 TO
  12 FEET TODAY. SEAS THEN REMAIN STEEP BUT LOWER TO 6 TO 8 FEET
  THIS EVENING AND PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. SEAS
  TRANSITION TO SWELL DOMINATED FRIDAY NIGHT WITH WEST SWELL 12 TO
  17 FEET AT 13 SECONDS.

* AREAS AFFECTED...MOST AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED BY GALES AND STEEP
  TO VERY STEEP SEAS TODAY...HOWEVER THE WORST CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED IN THE VICINITY OF CAPE BLANCO. MOST AREAS WILL ALSO BE
  AFFECTED BY THE WEST SWELL FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. THE
  EXCEPTION IS NEAR BROOKINGS WHERE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
  CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD.

* 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 WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF VERY STEEP AND
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.

&&

$$

MAS

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD



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