Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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WHUS76 KMFR 252109
MWWMFR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
209 PM PDT MON JUL 25 2016

...GALES TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO...

.A PERSISTENT THERMAL TROUGH ALONG THE COAST AND HIGH PRESSURE
OFFSHORE WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE STRONG NORTH WINDS AND STEEP TO
VERY STEEP WIND DRIVEN SEAS THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND POSSIBLY INTO
NEXT WEEK AS WELL. GALES WILL CONTINUE SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO
BEYOND ROUGHLY 5 NM FROM SHORE WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL
CONDITIONS ELSEWHERE. WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST AND SEAS WILL BE
STEEPEST DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS. STORM FORCE GUSTS
WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHERN OUTER WATERS FROM TOMORROW
THROUGH THURSDAY.

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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
209 PM PDT MON JUL 25 2016

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT MONDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH GALES 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT. STORM FORCE
  GUSTS TO 55 KT POSSIBLE TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

* SEAS...VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 9 TO 13 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS.

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.

&&

$$

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
209 PM PDT MON JUL 25 2016

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT MONDAY...

* WINDS...BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE: NORTH GALES 30 TO 40 KT WITH
  GUSTS TO 45 KT. INSIDE 5 NM: NORTH 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO
  35 KT.

* SEAS...BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE: VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 9
  TO 13 FEET. INSIDE 5 NM: STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 6 TO 9 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS AND BEYOND 5 NM
  FROM SHORE. WINDS WILL BE LIGHTER AND SEAS CALMER WITHIN A
  MILE OR TWO OF BROOKINGS...ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT...HOWEVER
  CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT CAN STILL BE EXPECTED.

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.

&&

$$

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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
209 PM PDT MON JUL 25 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT MONDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. GALE FORCE
  GUSTS TO 40 KT POSSIBLE NEAR CAPE BLANCO TUESDAY THROUGH
  THURSDAY.

* SEAS...STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 6 TO 9 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS NEAR CAPE BLANCO.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$


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