Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
835 PM PST THU JAN 19 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-
835 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY...

* WINDS...WINDS BECOME SOUTHEASTERLY AND INCREASE LATER THIS
  EVENING AND OVERNIGHT TO 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40
  KT...MAINLY BEYOND 30 NM.

* SEAS...12 TO 15 FT THROUGH THIS EVENING. SEAS GRADUALLY
  INCREASE OVERNIGHT...REACHING 17 TO 20 FT BY EARLY FRIDAY
  MORNING.

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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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
835 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON
PST FRIDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 10 PM PST FRIDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT TONIGHT
  INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

* SEAS...12 TO 15 FT THROUGH THIS EVENING. SEAS INCREASE
  OVERNIGHT...REACHING 14 TO 16 FT BY FRIDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
835 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
10 PM PST FRIDAY...

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS...12 TO 14 FT THROUGH FRIDAY.

* FIRST EBB...AROUND 10 PM THIS EVENING. SEAS NEAR 16 FT WITH
  BREAKERS POSSIBLE.

* SECOND EBB...AROUND 11 AM FRIDAY MORNING. SEAS NEAR 18 FT WITH
  BREAKERS.

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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