Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Eureka, CA

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
855 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

PZZ450-470-475-241000-
/O.CON.KEKA.GL.W.0019.000000T0000Z-170324T1000Z/
PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM-
PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO 10 TO 60 NM-
CAPE MENDOCINO TO PT ARENA 10 TO 60 NM-
855 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT FRIDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTHERLY WINDS TO GALE FORCE WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  TONIGHT. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED NEAR POINT SAINT
  GEORGE AND CAPE MENDOCINO.

* WAVES/SEAS...LARGE, STEEP WAVES WILL RAMP UP IN RESPONSE TO THE
  GALES TO AROUND 11 TO 14 FT AT 9 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.

&&

$$

PZZ455-241200-
/O.CON.KEKA.SC.Y.0038.000000T0000Z-170324T2200Z/
CAPE MENDOCINO TO PT ARENA OUT 10 NM-
855 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PDT FRIDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTHERLY WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR GALES THROUGH
  TONIGHT. STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED NEAR CAPE MENDOCINO AND
  POINT ARENA. WINDS WILL DIMINISH FRIDAY MORNING.

* WAVES/SEAS...LARGE, STEEP WAVES WILL RAMP UP IN RESPONSE TO THE
  STRONG SOUTHERLIES TO AROUND 10 TO 12 FT AT 8 SECONDS. THESE
  WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH ON FRIDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS
ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS,ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS
SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$



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