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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
840 AM PDT FRI AUG 18 2017

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/O.CON.KSEW.GL.W.0068.170819T0100Z-170819T1000Z/
CENTRAL U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
840 AM PDT FRI AUG 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 AM
PDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS RISING TO 25 TO 35 KNOTS
  AROUND 6 PM.

* WAVES/SEAS...WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
  AROUND 6 PM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURING. 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 WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS ARE
EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS
SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

PZZ132-182345-
/O.CON.KSEW.GL.W.0068.170819T0100Z-170819T1000Z/
EAST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
840 AM PDT FRI AUG 18 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 AM
PDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 35 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURING. 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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/O.CON.KSEW.SC.Y.0210.170819T0100Z-170819T1000Z/
NORTHERN INLAND WATERS INCLUDING THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS-
ADMIRALTY INLET-
840 AM PDT FRI AUG 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
3 AM PDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN ADMIRALTY INLET.
  SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE NORTHERN INLAND WATERS.

* WAVES/SEAS...WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET BOTH AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS ARE
EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS
SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

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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