Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
856 PM PST SAT DEC 20 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-
856 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PST
SUNDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM
PST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY FOR WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PST SUNDAY. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED.
THIS SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IS IN EFFECT UNTIL
4 PM PST MONDAY. THE GALE WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT THROUGH
  EARLY TONIGHT. WINDS WILL SUBSIDE BELOW GALE CRITERIA BY
  MIDNIGHT...BUT REMAIN 25 TO 30 KT THROUGH AT LEAST SUNDAY
  MORNING.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
  UNTIL SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* SEAS: SEAS WILL CONTINUE AROUND 17 FEET TONIGHT THEN SLOWLY
  SUBSIDE TO AROUND 14 FEET SUNDAY AFTERNOON. HOWEVER SEAS REMAIN
  ABOVE 10 FT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

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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COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
856 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM
PST SUNDAY...

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
10 PM PST SUNDAY.

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS: COMBINED SEAS AROUND 17 FT TONIGHT THEN 14 FT
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* FIRST EBB: SEAS TEMPORARILY BUILDING TO NEAR 20 FT WITH BREAKERS
  DURING THE EBB AROUND 4 AM SUN.

* SECOND EBB: SEAS TEMPORARILY BUILDING TO NEAR 18 FT WITH
  BREAKERS DURING THE VERY STRONG EBB AROUND 4 PM SUN AFTERNOON.

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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