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WHUS76 KMFR 202142
MWWMFR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
242 PM PDT FRI OCT 20 2017


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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
242 PM PDT FRI OCT 20 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM
PDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH... INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT TONIGHT...GUSTING TO
  50 KT. STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED NEAR CAPE BLANCO.

* SEAS...WEST SWELL 17 FEET AT 15 SECONDS WILL DIMINISH TO
  MODERATE LATE TONIGHT...AT WHICH TIME WIND WAVES WILL RAMP UP TO
  10 TO 12 FEET IN WATERS NORTH OF CAPE BLANCO... AND 8 TO 10 FEET
  SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO.

* AREAS AFFECTED...ALL AREAS WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE HAZARDOUS
  SEAS WARNING...AND THE SUBSEQUENT GALE WARNING. CONDITIONS WILL
  BE MOST DANGEROUS NEAR CAPE BLANCO AND NORTHWARD.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE A
POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS 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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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
242 PM PDT FRI OCT 20 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM
PDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH...INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 KT TONIGHT...GUSTING TO
  55KT. STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED NEAR CAPE BLANCO.

* SEAS...WEST SWELL 17 FEET AT 15 SECONDS WILL DIMINISH TO
  MODERATE LATE TONIGHT...AT WHICH TIME WIND WAVES WILL RAMP UP TO
  10 TO 12 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED...ALL AREAS WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE HAZARDOUS
  SEAS WARNING...AND THE SUBSEQUENT GALE WARNING.CONDITIONS WILL
  BE MOST DANGEROUS BEYOND 5 NM OFFSHORE.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS 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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