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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
851 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014

PZZ150-153-156-170-173-176-181300-
/O.CON.KSEW.GL.W.0099.141218T1400Z-141219T1200Z/
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-
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-
851 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 4 AM PST
FRIDAY...

* TIMING...A STRONG PACIFIC FRONT WILL BRING GALE FORCE WINDS TO
  THE COASTAL WATERS MIDDAY THURSDAY THROUGH MUCH OF THURSDAY
  NIGHT. WINDS WILL SWITCH TO THE SOUTHWEST AND EASE SOMEWHAT
  BEHIND THE FRONT.

* SEAS...8 TO 10 FEET BUILDING TO 11 TO 14 FEET LATE THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY EVENING.

* WIND...SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST 25 TO 40 KNOTS.

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.

&&

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