Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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WHUS76 KMFR 301015
MWWMFR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
315 AM PDT SAT JUL 30 2016

...GALES TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO
WITH STEEP TO VERY STEEP SEAS AND MODERATE TO STRONG WINDS
ELSEWHERE...

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
315 AM PDT SAT JUL 30 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT SUNDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT MONDAY...

* WINDS...BEYOND 8 NM FROM SHORE: NORTH 25 TO 35 KT WITH GALE
  FORCE GUSTS TO 40 KT THROUGH TONIGHT...THEN LOWERING SLIGHTLY
  TO NORTH 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 KT. INSIDE 8
  NM: NORTH 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 KT.

* SEAS...BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE: VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 8
  TO 12 FEET. INSIDE 5 NM: STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 7 TO 9 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS AND BEYOND 5 NM
  FROM SHORE...WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS AND HIGHEST SEAS EXPECTED
  THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. GALES ARE EXPECTED BEYOND 8 NM FROM
  SHORE AND HAZARDOUS WARNING LEVEL SEAS ARE EXPECTED BEYOND 5 NM
  FROM SHORE THROUGH TONIGHT WITH SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS
  ELSEWHERE. ON SUNDAY...HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL IMPACT THE WATERS
  BEYOND 8 NM FROM SHORE WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS
  ELSEWHERE.

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

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.

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-
315 AM PDT SAT JUL 30 2016

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

* WINDS...NORTH GALES 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS OF 45 TO 50 KT.

* SEAS...VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 10 TO 16 FEET THROUGH LATE
  TODAY...THEN VERY STEEP 9 TO 14 FEET ON SUNDAY.

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

* AREAS AFFECTED... GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED FROM PORT ORFORD
  SOUTHWARD. ALL AREAS WILL EXPERIENCE HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING
  CONDITIONS THROUGH TONIGHT...THEN MOST AREAS WILL BE IMPACTED
  BY HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING CONDITIONS EXCEPT FOR SLIGHTLY LOWER
  SEAS BEYOND 40 NM FROM SHORE FROM 5 NM NORTH OF GOLD BEACH TO
  CAPE BLANCO.

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

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.

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 FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
315 AM PDT SAT JUL 30 2016

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT
SUNDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT MONDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 KT THROUGH
  TONIGHT...THEN 20 TO 25 KT ON SUNDAY.

* SEAS...STEEP WIND DRIVEN 8 TO 9 FEET FROM CAPE ARAGO NORTHWARD
  AND VERY STEEP 9 TO 11 FEET SOUTH OF CAPE ARAGO THROUGH TONIGHT...THEN
  STEEP 7 TO 9 FEET ON SUNDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS. VERY STEEP
  HAZARDOUS SEAS ARE EXPECTED SOUTH OF CAPE ARAGO WITH SMALL
  CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL SEAS FROM CAPE ARAGO NORTHWARD.

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

&&

$$


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