Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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WHUS76 KMFR 180951
MWWMFR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
251 AM PDT WED OCT 18 2017

...GALE FORCE WINDS AND HAZARDOUS SEAS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BRING STRONG SOUTH WINDS TO THE COASTAL
WATERS MAINLY FROM CAPE BLANCO NORTHWARD. THE REMAINDER OF THE
MARINE FORECAST AREA IS EXPECTED TO BE AFFECTED BY VERY STEEP
SEAS.

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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-
251 AM PDT WED OCT 18 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM PDT
THURSDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 11 PM PDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM PDT
THURSDAY. THE GALE WATCH HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A WARNING.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT THIS
  AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING FURTHER TO 30 TO 35 KT GALES TONIGHT
  INTO THURSDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL DIMINISH LATE THURSDAY BEFORE
  INCREASING AGAIN FRIDAY NIGHT.

* SEAS...BUILDING TO STEEP 7 TO 9 FT THIS AFTERNOON THEN STEEP TO
  VERY STEEP 8 TO 12 FT THIS EVENING...THEN BUILDING FURTHER TO 12
  TO 16 FT TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. HEAVY WEST SWELL WILL
  THEN BUILD THURSDAY AFTERNOON WITH COMBINED SEAS REACHING A PEAK
  20 TO 23 FEET THURSDAY NIGHT. SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN VERY
  HIGH AND VERY STEEP THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

* AREAS AFFECTED...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS WILL INITIALLY
  AFFECT AREAS BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE THIS AFTERNOON...THEN
  WARNING LEVELS SEAS WILL AFFECT MOST AREAS EXCEPT WITHIN 2 NM
  FROM SHORE THIS EVENING. GALES TONIGHT WILL AFFECT AREAS BEYOND
  7 NM FROM SHORE WITH WARNING LEVEL SEAS ELSEWHERE.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
251 AM PDT WED OCT 18 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING
TO 11 PM PDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 AM
PDT THURSDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT THIS EVENING THEN 25
  TO 30 KT TONIGHT. WINDS DIMINISH THURSDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE
  INCREASING AGAIN FRIDAY NIGHT.

* SEAS...BUILDING TO STEEP 7 TO 8 FT THIS EVENING THEN STEEP TO
  VERY STEEP 8 TO 10 FT TONIGHT...THEN BUILDING FURTHER TO 12 TO
  14 FT THURSDAY MORNING. HEAVY WEST SWELL WILL THEN BUILD
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON WITH COMBINED SEAS REACHING A PEAK 18 TO 21
  FEET THURSDAY NIGHT. SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN VERY HIGH AND
  VERY STEEP THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

* AREAS AFFECTED...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT
  AREAS NEAR CAPE BLANCO THIS EVENING. WARNING LEVEL SEAS WILL
  IMPACT MOST AREAS FROM GOLD BEACH NORTHWARD TONIGHT WITH SMALL
  CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ELSEWHERE. WARNING LEVEL SEAS WILL
  IMPACT ALL AREAS THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/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 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-
251 AM PDT WED OCT 18 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS
EVENING TO 11 PM PDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 AM
PDT THURSDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT THIS EVENING THEN 25
  TO 30 KT TONIGHT. WINDS DIMINISH THURSDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE
  INCREASING AGAIN FRIDAY NIGHT.

* SEAS...BUILDING TO STEEP 7 TO 9 FT THIS EVENING THEN STEEP TO
  VERY STEEP 8 TO 12 FT TONIGHT...THEN BUILDING FURTHER TO 12 TO
  15 FT THURSDAY MORNING. HEAVY WEST SWELL WILL THEN BUILD
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON WITH COMBINED SEAS REACHING A PEAK 20 TO 23
  FEET THURSDAY NIGHT. SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN VERY HIGH AND
  VERY STEEP THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

* AREAS AFFECTED...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT
  AREAS FROM GOLD BEACH NORTHWARD THIS EVENING. WARNING LEVEL SEAS
  WILL IMPACT MOST AREAS NORTH OF BROOKINGS TONIGHT WITH SMALL
  CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ELSEWHERE. WARNING LEVEL SEAS WILL
  IMPACT ALL AREAS THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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