Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1257 AM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

.A SERIES OF STRONG FRONTAL SYSTEMS WILL BRING WARNING LEVEL
WINDS AND SEAS THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. IN ADDITION TO GALE FORCE
WINDS AND VERY STEEP WIND DRIVEN SEAS...VERY HEAVY SWELL IS
EXPECTED TO PEAK AROUND 20 FEET AT 18 SECONDS LATE FRIDAY
AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY EVENING.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
1257 AM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM
PST THIS MORNING...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM PST THIS
MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS
EVENING TO 2 AM PST SATURDAY...
...GALE WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 1 AM PST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST
THIS MORNING. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS HAS ALSO BEEN
ISSUED. THIS SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IS IN EFFECT FROM
8 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM PST SATURDAY. THE HAZARDOUS SEAS
WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 1 AM PST EARLY THIS MORNING. THE GALE
WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING. A HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM PST
THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.


* WINDS: SOUTH 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 50 KT THROUGH THIS
  EVENING. WINDS WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT... BUT GALE FORCE WINDS
  ARE EXPECTED AGAIN ON SATURDAY.

* SEAS: WEST-SOUTHWEST AND STEEP 11 TO 16 FEET AT A DOMINANT
  PERIOD OF 13 SECONDS THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING. HEAVY WEST
  SWELL WILL BUILD ON FRIDAY PUSHING COMBINED SEAS TO 17 TO 22
  FEET LATE FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* AREAS AFFECTED: ALL AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/Z67H


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALL CRAFT.

SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 23 TO
33 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

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.

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF HAZARDOUS SEAS
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.

&&

$$

BTL

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