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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
327 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

...NORTH WINDS AND STEEP SEAS EXPECTED THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
MAINLY SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO...

.NORTH WINDS AND STEEP TO VERY STEEP SEAS WILL PEAK TODAY. WINDS
WILL BE A LITTLE LESS STRONG FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...BUT
STEEP TO VERY STEEP SEAS WILL CONTINUE. ADVISORY LEVEL CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
327 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
FRIDAY EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT SUNDAY
EVENING...

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS 30 TO 40 KNOTS THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING. NORTH WINDS WILL THEN PEAK AT 15 TO 25
  KNOTS WITH GUSTS 25 TO 35 KNOTS EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING
  THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* SEAS...STEEP TO VERY STEEP FROM THE NORTH AND WIND DRIVEN AT 6
  TO 11 FEET THIS EVENING. SIMILAR SEAS ARE EXPECTED FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING...SUBSIDING BY ONLY ABOUT A FOOT FOR
  SATURDAY AND THEN SUBSIDING FURTHER SUNDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS ARE EXPECTED SOUTH OF CAPE SEBASTIAN AND BEYOND 5 NM FROM
  SHORE THIS AND FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ADVISORY LEVEL
  CONDITIONS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WILL BE BEYOND 5 NAUTICAL MILES
  OF THE COAST.

* 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-
327 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
FRIDAY EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT SUNDAY
EVENING...

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS 30 TO 40 KNOTS THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING. NORTH WINDS WILL THEN PEAK AT 20 TO 30
  KNOTS WITH GUSTS 30 TO 40 KNOTS EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING
  THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* SEAS...STEEP TO VERY STEEP FROM THE NORTH AND WIND DRIVEN AT 6
  TO 11 FEET THIS EVENING. SIMILAR SEAS ARE EXPECTED FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING...SUBSIDING BY ONLY ABOUT A FOOT FOR
  SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS ARE EXPECTED SOUTH OF CAPE SEBASTIAN AND FROM 5 TO 30 NM
  FROM SHORE THIS EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* 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-
327 PM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 11 PM PDT FRIDAY...

* SEAS...STEEP FROM THE NORTH AND WIND DRIVEN AROUND 6 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STEEPEST AND HIGHEST SEAS WILL
  BE IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE AREA NEAR THE LATITUDE OF CAPE
  BLANCO DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS. ONLY AREAS THAT ARE
  BEYOND 5 NAUTICAL MILES OF THE COAST...WEST OF CAPE BLANCO...AND
  SOUTH OF BANDON WILL BE AFFECTED. WEST OF THERE ADVISORY LEVEL
  SEAS WILL OCCUR ONLY SPORADICALLY.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS
AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

&&

$$

BTL

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