Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
838 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

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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-
838 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST
FRIDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* SEAS...VERY STEEP COMBINED SEAS OF 10 TO 13 FEET WITH A
  DOMINANT PERIOD OF AROUND 9 SECONDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  FRIDAY AFTERNOON. COMBINED SEAS MAY INCREASE TO 14 TO 17 FEET
  FRIDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY AS A LARGER...LONGER PERIOD SWELL
  TRAIN MOVES THROUGH.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST BECOMING WEST AT 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL
  GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KT. THIS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON AND THEN DIMINISH...BUT THERE WILL LIKELY BE A PEAK
  IN WIND SPEEDS FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* AREAS AFFECTED...ALL AREAS.

* 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 HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF VERY STEEP AND
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 CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
838 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST FRIDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* SEAS...STEEP COMBINED SEAS OF 7 TO 10 FEET WITH A DOMINANT
  PERIOD OF AROUND 9 SECONDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON. COMBINED SEAS MAY INCREASE TO 11 TO 14 FEET FRIDAY
  EVENING AND SATURDAY AS A LARGER...LONGER PERIOD SWELL TRAIN
  MOVES THROUGH.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST BECOMING WEST AT 15 TO 25 KT THROUGH
  SATURDAY. HOWEVER...WEST WINDS WILL PEAK AT 20 TO 30 KT WITH
  OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KT FRIDAY AFTERNOON NORTH OF
  PORT ORFORD.

* AREAS AFFECTED...THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED NORTH OF
  PORT ORFORD FRIDAY AFTERNOON. ALL AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED BY
  STEEP SEAS...BUT THE HIGHEST SEAS ARE POSSIBLE NORTH OF PORT
  ORFORD FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. BOTH WINDS AND SEAS WILL
  BE LIGHTEST NEAR BROOKINGS...BUT SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED MUCH OF THE TIME.

* 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.

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF VERY STEEP AND
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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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
838 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST FRIDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* SEAS...STEEP COMBINED SEAS OF 7 TO 10 FEET WITH A DOMINANT
  PERIOD OF AROUND 9 SECONDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON. COMBINED SEAS MAY INCREASE TO 11 TO 14 FEET FRIDAY
  EVENING AND SATURDAY AS A LARGER...LONGER PERIOD SWELL TRAIN
  MOVES THROUGH.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST BECOMING WEST AT 15 TO 25 KT THROUGH
  SATURDAY. HOWEVER...WEST WINDS WILL PEAK AT 20 TO 30 KT WITH
  OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KT FRIDAY AFTERNOON NORTH OF
  PORT ORFORD.

* AREAS AFFECTED...THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED NORTH OF
  PORT ORFORD FRIDAY AFTERNOON. ALL AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED BY
  STEEP SEAS...BUT THE HIGHEST SEAS ARE POSSIBLE NORTH OF PORT
  ORFORD FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY.

* 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.

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF VERY STEEP AND
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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