Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
244 PM PDT MON MAY 22 2017

...GUSTY NORTH WINDS AND STEEP TO VERY STEEP SEAS MOST OF THIS
WEEK...

.THE THERMAL TROUGH PATTERN OVER THE AREA WILL WEAKEN SOME TODAY.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY GALES AND VERY STEEP SEAS ARE
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER MOST OF THE AREA, PERSISTING INTO
THURSDAY BEFORE WEAKENING.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
244 PM PDT MON MAY 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT
THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TUESDAY TO 11 AM PDT
THURSDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TUESDAY TO 11 AM
PDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TUESDAY TO 11 AM PDT
THURSDAY. A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS
HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TUESDAY TO 11 AM
PDT THURSDAY. THE GALE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. NORTH WINDS ARE
  EXPECTED TO INCREASE AGAIN TUESDAY AND REACH GALES BY TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* SEAS...STEEP WIND DRIVEN NORTHWEST 6 TO 8 FT...INCREASING TO
  STEEP TO VERY STEEP 9 TO 11 FT TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THESE
  ELEVATED SEAS ARE LIKELY TO PEAK WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND
  CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED AT MOST LOCATIONS, EXCEPT FOR AREAS VERY SHELTERED FROM
  NORTH WINDS AND NORTHWEST SEAS. GALES ARE EXPECTED BEYOND 3 NM
  BEYOND SHORE BY TUESDAY.

* 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 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 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 HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEA
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD
REMAIN IN PORT, OR TAKE SHELTER UNTIL WAVES SUBSIDE.  COMMERCIAL
VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE FOR ROUGH SEAS AND CONSIDER REMAINING IN
PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL HAZARDOUS SEAS SUBSIDE.

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

&&

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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
244 PM PDT MON MAY 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT TUESDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TUESDAY TO 11 AM PDT
THURSDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TUESDAY TO 11 AM
PDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TUESDAY TO 11 AM PDT
THURSDAY. A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS
HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TUESDAY TO 11 AM
PDT THURSDAY. THE GALE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO
  GALES 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT TUESDAY AFTERNOON. GALES
  ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY.

* SEAS...STEEP 7 TO 9 FT...INCREASING TO VERY STEEP WARNING LEVEL
  10 TO 14 FT TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SEAS PEAK AT 12 TO 16 FT TUESDAY
  NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* AREAS AFFECTED...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL CONDITIONS WILL
  AFFECT ALL AREAS TODAY. THE GALE WATCH COVERS AREAS FROM GOLD
  BEACH SOUTHWARD TUESDAY AND EXPANDS TO ALL AREAS TUESDAY NIGHT
  INTO THURSDAY.

* 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 HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEA
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD
REMAIN IN PORT, OR TAKE SHELTER UNTIL WAVES SUBSIDE.  COMMERCIAL
VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE FOR ROUGH SEAS AND CONSIDER REMAINING IN
PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL HAZARDOUS SEAS SUBSIDE.

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 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 HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEA
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD
REMAIN IN PORT, OR TAKE SHELTER UNTIL WAVES SUBSIDE.  COMMERCIAL
VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE FOR ROUGH SEAS AND CONSIDER REMAINING IN
PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL HAZARDOUS SEAS SUBSIDE.

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

&&

$$

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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-
244 PM PDT MON MAY 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT
THURSDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TUESDAY TO 11 AM
PDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A HAZARDOUS
SEAS WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TUESDAY TO 11 AM PDT
THURSDAY. THE GALE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 25 KT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...INCREASING
  TO 25 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE GUSTS TUESDAY
  EVENING...PERSISTING INTO WEDNESDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WINDS
  THEN CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

* SEAS...STEEP WIND DRIVEN NORTHWEST SEAS 6 TO 8 FT THROUGH
  TUESDAY MORNING. NORTHERLY SEAS WILL BUILD TUESDAY EVENING
  THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT TO A STEEP TO VERY STEEP 8 TO 12 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED TO AFFECT ALL EXCEPT THE MOST SHELTERED AREAS OF THE
  COAST. THE HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING WILL BE SOUTH OF CAPE ARAGO.

* 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 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 WARNING MEANS VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEA
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD
REMAIN IN PORT, OR TAKE SHELTER UNTIL WAVES SUBSIDE.  COMMERCIAL
VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE FOR ROUGH SEAS AND CONSIDER REMAINING IN
PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL HAZARDOUS SEAS SUBSIDE.

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

&&

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