Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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WHUS76 KMFR 260956
MWWMFR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
256 AM PDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...GALES TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO...

.A STRONG AND PERSISTENT THERMAL TROUGH ALONG THE COAST AND HIGH
PRESSURE OFFSHORE WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE STRONG NORTH WINDS AND
STEEP TO VERY STEEP WIND DRIVEN SEAS INTO THE WEEKEND. GALES WILL
CONTINUE SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO BEYOND ROUGHLY 5 NM FROM SHORE WITH
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL CONDITIONS ELSEWHERE. WINDS WILL BE
STRONGEST AND SEAS WILL BE STEEPEST DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND
EVENINGS. STORM FORCE GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHERN
OUTER WATERS FROM TOMORROW THROUGH THURSDAY.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
256 AM PDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT MONDAY...

* WINDS...BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE: NORTH GALES 30 TO 40 KT WITH
  GUSTS TO 45 KT. INSIDE 5 NM: NORTH 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35
  KT.

* SEAS...BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE: VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 9 TO
  13 FEET. INSIDE 5 NM: STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 6 TO 10 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS AND BEYOND 5 NM
  FROM SHORE. WINDS WILL BE LIGHTER AND SEAS LESS HAZARDOUS WITHIN
  A MILE OR TWO OF BROOKINGS...ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT...HOWEVER
  CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT SHOULD STILL BE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
256 AM PDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT MONDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH GALES 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT. STORM FORCE
  GUSTS UP TO 55 KT POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
  EVENING.

* SEAS...VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 10 TO 15 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
256 AM PDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT MONDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. GALE FORCE
  GUSTS UP TO 40 KT POSSIBLE NEAR CAPE BLANCO THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
  THURSDAY EVENING.

* SEAS...STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 6 TO 10 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS NEAR CAPE
  BLANCO.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

BTL/WRIGHT

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD



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