Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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WHUS76 KMFR 232133
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
233 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

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WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
233 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PDT FRIDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
11 AM PDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A HAZARDOUS
SEAS WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
11 AM PDT FRIDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH GALES 35 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 50 KT DIMINISHING
  BELOW GALES LATE TONIGHT.

* SEAS...VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN PEAKING AT 14 TO 18 FEET LATE
  THIS EVENING, THEN REMAINING QUITE STEEP, BUT LOWERING TO 10 FT
  OR LESS BY LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

* AREAS AFFECTED...GALES IMPACT ALL AREAS THIS EVENING...THEN
  AREAS WITHIN 40 NM FROM SHORE OVERNIGHT. VERY STEEP HAZARDOUS
  SEAS WILL AFFECT ALL AREAS THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEA
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD
REMAIN IN PORT, OR TAKE SHELTER UNTIL WAVES SUBSIDE.  COMMERCIAL
VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE FOR ROUGH SEAS AND CONSIDER REMAINING IN
PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL HAZARDOUS SEAS SUBSIDE.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS
AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

&&

$$

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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
233 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PDT FRIDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING
TO 11 AM PDT FRIDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH GALES 35 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 50 KT DIMINISHING
  BELOW GALES LATE TONIGHT.

* SEAS...VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN PEAKING AT 14 TO 16 FEET LATE
  THIS EVENING, THEN REMAINING QUITE STEEP, BUT LOWERING TO 10 FT
  OR LESS BY LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

* AREAS AFFECTED...GALES IMPACT ALL AREAS THIS EVENING...THEN
  AREAS WITHIN 40 NM FROM SHORE OVERNIGHT. VERY STEEP HAZARDOUS
  SEAS WILL AFFECT ALL AREAS THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEA
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD
REMAIN IN PORT, OR TAKE SHELTER UNTIL WAVES SUBSIDE.  COMMERCIAL
VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE FOR ROUGH SEAS AND CONSIDER REMAINING IN
PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL HAZARDOUS SEAS SUBSIDE.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS
AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

&&

$$

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/O.CON.KMFR.SW.Y.0031.170324T1800Z-170325T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
233 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PDT FRIDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT
FRIDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
11 AM TO 5 PM PDT FRIDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH 25 KT TO GALES 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 50 KT.

* SEAS...VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN PEAKING AT 10 TO 15 FT LATE
  THIS EVENING...THEN REMAINING QUITE STEEP, BUT LOWERING TO 10
  FEET OR LESS BY LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

* AREAS AFFECTED...GALES ARE EXPECTED BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE
  EXCEPT CLOSER TO SHORE NEAR CAPE BLANCO. VERY STEEP HAZARDOUS
  SEAS ARE EXPECTED IN ALL AREAS.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEA
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD
REMAIN IN PORT, OR TAKE SHELTER UNTIL WAVES SUBSIDE.  COMMERCIAL
VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE FOR ROUGH SEAS AND CONSIDER REMAINING IN
PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL HAZARDOUS SEAS SUBSIDE.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS
AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

&&

$$

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/O.CON.KMFR.SE.W.0023.000000T0000Z-170324T1800Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
233 PM PDT THU MAR 23 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PDT FRIDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT
FRIDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH 25 KT TO GALES 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 50 KT.

* SEAS...VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN PEAKING AT 10 TO 15 FT LATE
  THIS EVENING...THEN REMAINING QUITE STEEP, BUT LOWERING TO 10
  FEET OR LESS BY LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

* AREAS AFFECTED...GALES ARE EXPECTED BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE
  EXCEPT CLOSER TO SHORE NEAR CAPE BLANCO. VERY STEEP HAZARDOUS
  SEAS ARE EXPECTED IN ALL AREAS.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEA
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD
REMAIN IN PORT, OR TAKE SHELTER UNTIL WAVES SUBSIDE.  COMMERCIAL
VESSELS SHOULD PREPARE FOR ROUGH SEAS AND CONSIDER REMAINING IN
PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL HAZARDOUS SEAS SUBSIDE.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS
AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

&&

$$

MAS

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