Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
910 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

PZZ170-173-176-271215-
/O.CAN.KSEW.SC.Y.0071.000000T0000Z-170327T1000Z/
/O.EXB.KSEW.SW.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-170328T0100Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FLATTERY TO JAMES ISLAND 10 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM JAMES ISLAND TO POINT GRENVILLE 10 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM POINT GRENVILLE TO CAPE SHOALWATER 10 TO
60 NM-
910 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FOR THE
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FLATTERY TO CAPE SHOALWATER FROM 10 NM
OUT TO 60 NM UNTIL 6 PM PDT MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT
MONDAY.

* SEAS...8 TO 10 FEET...IN WESTERLY SWELLS...BUILDING TO 10 TO 13
  FEET MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* DOMINANT PERIOD...9 OR 10 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 13 SECONDS
  MONDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

PZZ132>134-270515-
/O.EXP.KSEW.SC.Y.0071.000000T0000Z-170327T0400Z/
EAST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
NORTHERN INLAND WATERS INCLUDING THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS-
ADMIRALTY INLET-
910 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED...

WIND SPEEDS HAVE EASED BELOW ADVISORY CRITERION.

$$

PZZ150-153-156-270600-
/O.CON.KSEW.SW.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-170327T0600Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FLATTERY TO JAMES ISLAND OUT 10 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM JAMES ISLAND TO POINT GRENVILLE OUT 10 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM POINT GRENVILLE TO CAPE SHOALWATER OUT 10 NM-
910 PM PDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR
THE NEARSHORE WATERS FROM CAPE FLATTERY TO CAPE SHOALWATER OUT TO
10 NM UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* SEAS...9 OR 10 FEET...IN WESTERLY SWELLS...SUBSIDING TO 8 FEET
  BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

* DOMINANT PERIOD...9 OR 10 SECONDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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