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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
309 AM PDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
309 AM PDT SAT MAR 25 2017
9 FT...BUT
EASE TO 7 FT SAT MORNING
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
6 AM PDT EARLY THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM
THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS...AROUND 7 FT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* FIRST EBB...SEAS BUILDING TO 11 FEET WITH BREAKERS POSSIBLE
  DURING THE EBB AROUND 345 AM THIS MORNING.

* SECOND EBB...SEAS BUILDING TO 12 FEET WITH BREAKERS POSSIBLE
  DURING THE EBB AROUND 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON.
* SEAS...COMBINED SEAS AROUND 10 FEET EARLY THIS 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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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-
309 AM PDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 5 AM PDT EARLY THIS MORNING...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...* SEAS...COMBINED SEAS AROUND 10 FEET EARLY
THIS MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...
  INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS 35 TO 40 KNOTS MID TO
  LATE MORNING. WIND SHIFTING TO WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE
  AFTERNOON.

* SEAS...COMBINED SEAS AROUND 10 FEET EARLY THIS MORNING SUBSIDING
  TO 8 TO 9 FEET BY SUNRISE. SEAS REMAIN BELOW 10 FT THROUGH
  SUNDAY MORNING...THEN INCREASE BACK INTO THE MID TEENS LATER IN
  THE DAY SUNDAY.

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.* SEAS...COMBINED SEAS AROUND 10 FEET EARLY THIS
MORNING.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES ARE
EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. MARINERS SHOULD AVOID
SHOALING AREAS. REMEMBER...BREAKING WAVES CAN EASILY CAPSIZE EVEN
LARGER VESSELS.

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

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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-
309 AM PDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 5 AM PDT EARLY THIS MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A GALE WATCH,
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...
  INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS MID TO
  LATE MORNING.

* SEAS...COMBINED SEAS AROUND 10 FEET EARLY THIS MORNING SUBSIDING
  TO 8 TO 9 FEET BY SUNRISE. SEAS REMAIN BELOW 10 FT THROUGH
  SUNDAY MORNING...THEN INCREASE BACK INTO THE MID TEENS LATER IN
  THE DAY SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

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