Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
830 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-
830 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST
THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM PST
THURSDAY...
...GALE WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM PST
THURSDAY.

* WINDS...INCREASING OUT OF THE EAST TO 20 TO 30 KT LATE TODAY
  WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS NEAR COASTAL GAPS. WIND GUSTS TO 40 KT
  LIKELY TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

* SEAS...5 TO 7 FT THROUGH TONIGHT THEN RISING ABOVE 10 FT
  THURSDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
830 AM PST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST
THURSDAY...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

* WINDS...INCREASING OUT OF THE EAST TO 20 TO 30 KT TODAY WITH THE
  STRONGEST WINDS NEAR COASTAL GAPS. WIND GUSTS OF 35 KT APPEAR
  INCREASINGLY LIKELY THURSDAY.

* SEAS...5 TO 7 FT THROUGH TONIGHT THEN RISING ABOVE 10 FT
  THURSDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO
33 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

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.

&&

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