Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
217 PM PDT SAT AUG 19 2017

...GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS THROUGH THIS WEEKEND...

.A THERMAL TROUGH ALONG THE COAST WILL BRING GUSTY NORTHERLY
WINDS TO ALL OF THE WATERS WITH GALES SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO
THROUGH THIS WEEKEND ALONG WITH STEEP TO VERY STEEP HAZARDOUS
SEAS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL BE HIGHEST IN THE AFTERNOONS AND
EVENINGS EACH DAY, EASING A BIT DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND EARLY
MORNING HOURS.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
217 PM PDT SAT AUG 19 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT SUNDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 KNOTS, EXCEPT NORTH GALES 30 TO 40 KNOTS
  EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY.

* SEAS...VERY STEEP WIND DRIVEN SEAS 5 TO 9 FEET, EXCEPT 9 TO 13
  FEET EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED...ALL AREAS WILL HAVE CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS TO
  SMALL CRAFT. GALES AND WARNING LEVEL SEAS WILL IMPACT AREAS
  BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE AND SOUTH OF GOLD BEACH EACH AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY. WINDS AND WAVES MAY BE SLIGHTLY
  LOWER ESPECIALLY IN SHELTERED AREAS WITHIN 2 NM OF THE COAST.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE A
POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

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 FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
217 PM PDT SAT AUG 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
SUNDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 KNOTS, HIGHEST IN THE AFTERNOONS AND
  EVENINGS THROUGH SUNDAY.

* SEAS...STEEP WIND DRIVEN 5 TO 9 FEET, STEEPEST IN THE
  AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS THROUGH SUNDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED...CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT
  FOR ALL AREAS WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE A
POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

&&

$$


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