Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
255 PM PDT TUE AUG 4 2015

...GALES POSSIBLE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...

.A THERMAL TROUGH STRENGTHENING ALONG THE COAST WILL BRING GUSTY
NORTH WINDS AND STEEP SEAS TO MUCH OF THE WATERS TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY. THE THERMAL TROUGH WILL PEAK THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND
NIGHT WITH POSSIBLE GALES AND VERY STEEP, HAZARDOUS SEAS SOUTH OF
GOLD BEACH AND BEYOND 10 NM FROM SHORE. THE THERMAL TROUGH WILL
WEAKEN FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND AND WINDS AND SEAS WILL SUBSIDE.

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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
255 PM PDT TUE AUG 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT
THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
11 AM PDT THURSDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED GALE AND
HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCHES...WHICH ARE BOTH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY
MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES FOR
BOTH WINDS AND FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS ARE BOTH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11
AM PDT THURSDAY.

* WINDS: NORTH 25 TO 34 KTS POSSIBLY BECOMING GALES 35 KT WITH
  OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 KTS BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* SEAS: STEEP WIND DRIVEN SEAS OF 6 TO 9 FEET POSSIBLY INCREASING
  TO 9 TO 12 FEET BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* AREAS AFFECTED: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
  ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA...BUT THE WORST CONDITIONS WILL BE
  BETWEEN 10 AND 30 NM FROM SHORE. GALE AND HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCHES
  FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT ARE FOR A SIMILAR AREA SOUTH OF
  GOLD BEACH.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 23 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 WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALL CRAFT.

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF HAZARDOUS SEAS
HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING AND/OR
LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN.  IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

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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-
255 PM PDT TUE AUG 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM
PDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES FOR WINDS AND FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS BOTH
REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* WINDS: NORTH 20 TO 25 KTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KTS.

* SEAS: STEEP WIND DRIVEN SEAS OF 6 TO 7 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED: BEYOND 10 NM FROM SHORE SOUTH OF NORTH BEND.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 23 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 WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALL CRAFT.

&&

$$

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
255 PM PDT TUE AUG 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM
PDT WEDNESDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY...

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES FOR WINDS AND FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS BOTH
REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS: NORTH 20 TO 30 KTS WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 KTS.

* SEAS: STEEP WIND DRIVEN SEAS OF 6 TO 8 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED: STEEPEST SEAS AND STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED
  WEST OF A LINE EXTENDING FROM CAPE BLANCO TO 7 NM WEST OF
  BROOKINGS.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 23 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 WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALL CRAFT.

&&

$$

SPILDE

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD


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