Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
252 PM PDT TUE OCT 21 2014


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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
252 PM PDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT WEDNESDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS: SOUTH 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT THIS AFTERNOON...
  INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT THIS EVENING
  THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. COASTAL JET ENHANCEMENT MAY BRING A FEW
  GUSTS OF 50 TO 55 KT TO THE NEAR SHORE WATERS.

* SEAS: 12 TO 14 FEET TODAY...INCREASING TO 18 TO 20 FT THIS
  EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

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 SUCH
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.

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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COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
252 PM PDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
9 AM PDT WEDNESDAY...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM
PDT WEDNESDAY.

* GENERAL SEAS: 10 TO 12 FT THROUGH TONIGHT.

* FIRST EBB: SEAS TO 15 FT WITH BREAKERS LIKELY AROUND THE EBB AT
  415 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

* SECOND EBB: SEAS TO 15 FT WITH BREAKERS LIKELY AROUND THE EBB
  AT 430 AM EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR MEANS THAT WAVE CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT IN OR NEAR HARBOR
ENTRANCES.

&&

$$


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