Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
202 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014


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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-
202 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 1 PM PST
THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT PST
THURSDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT PST
THURSDAY NIGHT. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS HAS ALSO BEEN
ISSUED. THIS SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IS IN EFFECT FROM
4 AM TO 1 PM PST THURSDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS
SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING.

* SEAS: 10 TO 12 FT SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 9 FT LATER THIS EVENING.
  SEAS INCREASE TO LOW-TO-MIDDLE TEENS THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON/EVENING... AND BUILD TO 15 TO 20 FT ON FRIDAY.

* THURSDAY WINDS: S WINDS 15 TO 20 KTS EARLY THURSDAY...INCREASING
  TO 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THESE
  WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

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.

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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COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
202 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PST
THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT PST
THURSDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT PST
THURSDAY NIGHT. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IS NOW IN
EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PST THURSDAY. THE GALE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING.

* SEAS: 10 TO 12 FT SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 9 FT LATER THIS EVENING.
  SEAS INCREASE TO LOW-TO-MIDDLE TEENS THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING...
  AND BUILD TO 15 TO 20 FT ON FRIDAY.

* TONIGHT WINDS: W WIND 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT
  TODAY WILL SUBSIDE TO 10 TO 15 KT AND BACK TO SOUTHERLY LATE
  THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL ONLY BE BELOW CRITERIA FOR A SHORT
  PERIOD BEFORE INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KTS WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT
  EARLY THURSDAY.

* THURSDAY WINDS: S WINDS INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40
  KT THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND WILL PERSIST THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

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.

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-
202 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM
PST THURSDAY...

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
4 AM PST THURSDAY.

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS: 10 FT FALLING TO 8 FT THIS EVENING.

* FIRST EBB: AROUND 130 AM THURSDAY. SEAS NEAR 11 FT.

* SECOND EBB: AROUND 200 PM THURSDAY. SEAS NEAR 9 FT.

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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