Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
259 PM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE TO STORM FORCE WINDS TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY...

.VERY HIGH AND VERY STEEP SEAS WILL PERSIST OVER THE WATERS
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. LONG PERIOD WEST SWELL WILL LOWER
SOMEWHAT TONIGHT, BUT ANOTHER STRONG STORM WILL MOVE NORTH AND
DEEPEN RAPIDLY ALONG 130 WEST TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY BRINGING GALE TO
STORM FORCE WINDS. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH INTO MONDAY. THE
HIGH SEAS WILL SUBSIDE TUESDAY. WINDS AND SEAS WILL THEN REMAIN
RELATIVELY LIGHT THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK...EXCEPT FOR SOME
MODERATE WESTERLY SWELL WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
259 PM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS
EVENING...
...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST
SUNDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 KT BECOMING SOUTH GALES 30 TO 40 KT
  THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. HOWEVER, STORM FORCE WINDS
  35 TO 50 KT WITH GUSTS TO 60 KT CAN BE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT INTO
  EARLY SUNDAY BEYOND ABOUT 2 NM FROM SHORE SOUTH OF CAPE ARAGO
  AND NEAR THE CAPES.

* SEAS...WEST SWELL 20 TO 24 FEET AT 18 SECONDS THIS EVENING
  EASING SOMEWHAT OVERNIGHT. HOWEVER...SHORT PERIOD WIND WAVES
  WILL COMBINE WITH THE REMAINING SWELL TO BUILD VERY DANGEROUS
  SEAS TO 20 TO 23 FEET TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED...EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS HIGH SEAS WILL IMPACT ALL
  AREAS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. GALE FORCE WINDS WILL AFFECT ALL AREAS
  TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...EXCEPT STORM FORCE WINDS ARE
  EXPECTED BEYOND ABOUT 2 NM FROM SHORE AND NEAR THE CAPES SOUTH
  OF CAPE ARAGO FROM LATE THIS EVENING TO AROUND 4 AM SUNDAY.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 STORM WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 48 TO 63 KNOTS ALONG WITH
EXTREMELY STEEP AND DANGEROUS SEAS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...OR TAKE SHELTER UNTIL
WINDS AND WAVES SUBSIDE. COMMERCIAL VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE FOR
VERY STRONG WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEA CONDITIONS AND CONSIDER
REMAINING IN PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES
SUBSIDE.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ALONG WITH VERY
STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS 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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WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
259 PM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS
EVENING...
...STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST
SUNDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 KT EARLY THIS EVENING BECOMING SOUTH
  STORM FORCE 35 TO 50 KT WITH GUSTS TO 65 KT LATER THIS EVENING
  AND OVERNIGHT. SOUTH WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO GALE FORCE 30 TO 40
  KT SUNDAY.

* SEAS...WEST SWELL 20 TO 24 FEET AT 18 SECONDS THIS EVENING
  EASING SOMEWHAT OVERNIGHT. HOWEVER...SHORT PERIOD WIND WAVES
  WILL COMBINE WITH THE REMAINING SWELL TO BUILD VERY DANGEROUS
  SEAS TO 20 TO 23 FEET TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...ALL AREAS WILL BE IMPACTED BY
  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SEAS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. STORM FORCE WINDS
  ARE EXPECTED BEYOND 20 NM FROM SHORE NORTH OF CAPE ARAGO AND ALL
  AREAS SOUTH OF CAPE ARAGO LATE THIS EVENING INTO EARLY SUNDAY
  MORNING. ALL AREAS WILL HAVE GALES LATE SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
  SUNDAY EVENING.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A STORM WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 48 TO 63 KNOTS ALONG WITH
EXTREMELY STEEP AND DANGEROUS SEAS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...OR TAKE SHELTER
UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES SUBSIDE. COMMERCIAL VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE
FOR VERY STRONG WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEA CONDITIONS AND CONSIDER
REMAINING IN PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES
SUBSIDE.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ALONG WITH VERY
STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS 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.

&&

$$

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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
259 PM PST SAT JAN 21 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS
EVENING...
...STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST
SUNDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 KT BECOMING SOUTH STORM FORCE 35 TO
  50 KT WITH GUSTS TO 65 KT THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SOUTH
  WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO GALE FORCE 30 TO 40 KT SUNDAY MORNING
  THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* SEAS...WEST SWELL 20 TO 24 FEET AT 18 SECONDS THIS EVENING
  EASING SOMEWHAT OVERNIGHT. HOWEVER...SHORT PERIOD WIND WAVES
  WILL COMBINE WITH THE REMAINING SWELL TO BUILD VERY DANGEROUS
  SEAS TO 20 TO 23 FEET TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...ALL AREAS WILL BE IMPACTED BY
  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SEAS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. ALL AREAS WILL
  EXPERIENCE STORM FORCE WINDS LATE THIS EVENING INTO EARLY
  SUNDAY...FOLLOWED BY GALES SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY EVENING.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A STORM WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 48 TO 63 KNOTS ALONG WITH
EXTREMELY STEEP AND DANGEROUS SEAS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...OR TAKE SHELTER
UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES SUBSIDE. COMMERCIAL VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE
FOR VERY STRONG WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEA CONDITIONS AND CONSIDER
REMAINING IN PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES
SUBSIDE.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ALONG WITH VERY
STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS 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.

&&

$$

MAS

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