Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
847 AM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

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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-
847 AM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS AND HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN
EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 PM PST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS UPGRADED THE GALE
WATCH TO A GALE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 10 PM PST SUNDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT THROUGH
  SATURDAY. WINDS BECOME SOUTHEAST AND INCREASE TO 25 TO 30 KT
  WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.

* SEAS...18 TO 22 FEET WITH DOMINANT PERIOD AROUND 18 SECONDS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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.

&&

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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-
847 AM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS AND HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN
EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 PM PST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS UPGRADED THE GALE
WATCH TO A GALE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 10 PM PST SUNDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT THROUGH
  SATURDAY. WINDS BECOME SOUTHEAST AND INCREASE TO 25 TO 30 KT
  WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

* SEAS...18 TO 22 FEET WITH DOMINANT PERIOD AROUND 18 SECONDS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY 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.

&&

$$

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COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
847 AM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH COLUMBIA RIVER BAR NOW IN
EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST SUNDAY...

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS...20 FEET SATURDAY...SUBSIDING TO 16 FEET LATE
  SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.

* FIRST EBB...SEAS TEMPORARILY BUILDING TO 24 FT WITH BREAKERS
  DURING THE EBB AROUND 12 PM SATURDAY.

* SECOND EBB...SEAS TEMPORARILY BUILDING TO 21 FEET WITH BREAKERS
  DURING THE EBB AROUND 1215 AM SUNDAY.

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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