Marine Weather Message
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WHUS76 KMFR 192250
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
250 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...SOUTH GALES TONIGHT FOLLOWED BY EXTREME 25 TO 30 FOOT WEST
SWELL LATE FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY...

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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
250 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST
FRIDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY TO 4 PM
PST SATURDAY...
...STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST SUNDAY TO 10 PM PST
MONDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS INCREASE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND REACH GALE
  FORCE 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 50 KT TONIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY
  MORNING. SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR OR AT ADVISORY STRENGTH WILL
  FOLLOW FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY AHEAD OF ANOTHER STRONG FRONT ON
  SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY THAT WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR
  STORM FORCE WINDS.

* SEAS...STEEP SWELL DOMINATED SEAS TODAY WILL BUILD TO A PEAK
  AROUND 22 FEET EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. A BUILDING LONG PERIOD
  SWELL WILL PEAK EARLY SATURDAY WITH SEAS AROUND 30 FEET AT 18
  SECONDS. SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN VERY HIGH INTO EARLY
  SUNDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED...VERY STEEP HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL AFFECT ALL AREAS
  THROUGH SATURDAY...WITH ALL AREAS BEING AFFECTED BY GALES
  TONIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* 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 STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF STORM FORCE WINDS OF
48 TO 63 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.

&&

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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-
250 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST
FRIDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY TO 10 PM
PST SUNDAY...
...STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST SUNDAY TO 10 PM PST
MONDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS INCREASE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND REACH GALE
  FORCE 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 50 KT TONIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY
  MORNING. SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR OR AT ADVISORY STRENGTH WILL
  FOLLOW FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY AHEAD OF ANOTHER STRONG FRONT ON
  SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY THAT WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR
  STORM FORCE WINDS.

* SEAS...STEEP SWELL DOMINATED SEAS TODAY WILL BUILD TO A PEAK
  AROUND 20 FEET EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. A BUILDING LONG PERIOD
  SWELL WILL PEAK EARLY SATURDAY WITH SEAS AROUND 25 FEET AT 18
  SECONDS. SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN VERY HIGH INTO EARLY
  SUNDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...GALES AND VERY STEEP SEAS WILL
  AFFECT MOST AREAS BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE EXCEPT CLOSER TO SHORE
  NEAR CAPE BLANCO. HAZARDOUS EXTREMELY HIGH SEAS WILL IMPACT ALL
  AREAS FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

* 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.

A STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF STORM FORCE WINDS OF
48 TO 63 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.

&&

$$

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WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
250 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST
FRIDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY TO 4 PM
PST SATURDAY...
...STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST SUNDAY TO 10 PM PST
MONDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS INCREASE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND REACH GALE
  FORCE 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 50 KT TONIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY
  MORNING. SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR OR AT ADVISORY STRENGTH WILL
  FOLLOW FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY AHEAD OF ANOTHER STRONG FRONT ON
  SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY THAT WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR
  STORM FORCE WINDS.

* SEAS...STEEP SWELL DOMINATED SEAS TODAY WILL BUILD TO A PEAK
  AROUND 22 FEET EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. A BUILDING LONG PERIOD
  SWELL WILL PEAK EARLY SATURDAY WITH SEAS AROUND 27 FEET AT 18
  SECONDS. SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN VERY HIGH INTO EARLY
  SUNDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED...VERY STEEP HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL AFFECT ALL AREAS
  THROUGH SATURDAY...WITH THE VAST MAJORITY OF AREAS BEING
  AFFECTED BY GALES TONIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* 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.

A STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF STORM FORCE WINDS OF
48 TO 63 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.

&&

$$


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