Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Eureka, CA

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
217 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

PZZ470-475-230530-
/O.NEW.KEKA.SC.Y.0038.170323T1600Z-170323T2200Z/
/O.UPG.KEKA.GL.A.0009.170323T2200Z-170324T1000Z/
/O.NEW.KEKA.GL.W.0019.170323T2200Z-170324T1000Z/
PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO 10 TO 60 NM-
CAPE MENDOCINO TO PT ARENA 10 TO 60 NM-
217 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM PDT
THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THURSDAY TO 3 AM PDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A GALE WARNING,
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THURSDAY TO 3 AM PDT FRIDAY. A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS
IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM PDT THURSDAY. THE GALE WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...SOUTHERLY GALES SHOULD DEVELOP LATER THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON WITH STRONGER WINDS EXPECTED NORTHWARD OF CAPE
  MENDOCINO. ISOLATED STORM FORCE GUSTS MAY BE POSSIBLE IN THE
  NORTHERN OUTER WATERS.

* WAVES/SEAS...LARGE, STEEP WAVES WILL RAMP UP IN RESPONSE TO
  THE GALES TO AROUND 9 TO 11 FT AT 8 SECONDS.

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.

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

&&

$$

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/O.UPG.KEKA.GL.A.0009.170323T2200Z-170324T1000Z/
/O.NEW.KEKA.SC.Y.0038.170323T1900Z-170324T1600Z/
PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM-
CAPE MENDOCINO TO PT ARENA OUT 10 NM-
217 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 9 AM PDT
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 9 AM PDT
FRIDAY. THE GALE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS
  TO 35 KT BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. STRONGEST WINDS NEAR CAPE
  MENDOCINO AND POINT SAINT GEORGE.

* WAVES/SEAS...LARGE, STEEP WAVES WILL RAMP UP IN RESPONSE TO THE
  STRONG SOUTHERLIES TO AROUND 9 TO 11 FT AT 8 SECONDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$


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