Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
850 PM PDT MON AUG 3 2015



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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-
850 PM PDT MON AUG 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM
TUESDAY TO 3 AM PDT WEDNESDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TUESDAY
TO 3 AM PDT WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM
TUESDAY TO 3 AM PDT WEDNESDAY. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS
IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TUESDAY TO 3 AM PDT WEDNESDAY.



* WINDS: NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT.

* SEAS: WILL BECOME STEEP AND HAZARDOUS WITH A DOMINANT WAVE
  HEIGHT AROUND 6 TO 7 FT AND A DOMINANT PERIOD AROUND 6 OR 7
  SECONDS FOR A SEVERAL HOUR PERIOD TUESDAY EVENING. THE MOST
  LIKELY PERIOD OF HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL BE BETWEEN 6 PM AND
  MIDNIGHT.



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 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES ARE
EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. MARINERS SHOULD AVOID
SHOALING AREAS. LONG PERIOD SWELL CAN SHARPEN INTO LARGE BREAKING
WAVES IN SHOALING AREAS. IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR WAVES TO BREAK
MUCH FARTHER FROM SHOALING AREAS THAN IS NORMALLY EXPERIENCED.
REMEMBER...BREAKING WAVES CAN EASILY CAPSIZE EVEN LARGER VESSELS.

&&

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