Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
302 AM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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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-
302 AM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM PST
SATURDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
1 AM PST SATURDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A GALE
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IS NOW IN EFFECT
UNTIL 1 AM PST SATURDAY. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS
SEAS IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM PST SATURDAY.

* SEAS: COMBINED SEAS 13 FT THIS MORNING. SEAS WILL GRADUALLY
  BUILD TO 16 FT BY NOON...AND TO 22 FT THIS EVENING. SEAS WILL
  SLOWLY SUBSIDE SAT AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KT TODAY...RISING TO 30 T0 35
  KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WINDS WILL EASE TO 20 TO
  25 KT SAT NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 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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COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
302 AM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM
PST SATURDAY...

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
6 PM PST SATURDAY.

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS: COMBINED SEAS 12 FT THIS MORNING. SEAS WILL
  GRADUALLY BUILD TO 16 FT BY NOON...AND TO NEAR 20 FT THIS
  EVENING.

* FIRST EBB: STRONG EBB AROUND 345 PM TODAY. SEAS NEAR 24 FT WITH
  BREAKERS.

* SECOND EBB: AROUND 315 AM EARLY SAT MORNING. SEAS NEAR 22 FT
  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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