Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
220 PM PST Sun Dec 17 2017

...Gales Expected Tuesday...

.A strong frontal system will move into the coastal waters Tuesday
with gales likely Tuesday. This will also push seas in much of
the area to warning levels.

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Coastal waters from Cape Blanco OR to Pt. St. George CA out 10 nm-
Waters from Cape Blanco OR to Pt. St. George CA from 10 to 60 nm-
220 PM PST Sun Dec 17 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM PST TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
4 PM PST TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Gale Watch...
which is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday
afternoon.

* Winds...Increasing from the south to 25 to 35 kt with gusts to
  35 to 45 kt Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon.

* Seas...South wind waves and 14 second period northwest swell
  will combine and likely produce high seas of 13 to 15 ft seas
  during the watch period. Elevated seas are then likely to
  persist through Wednesday night.

* Areas affected...Areas beyond 10 nautical miles of the coast
  north of Gold Beach and areas beyond 5 nautical miles of the
  coast north of Port Orford.

* View the hazard area in detail at
  https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/hazard

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 Florence to Cape Blanco OR out 10 nm-
Waters from Florence to Cape Blanco OR from 10 to 60 nm-
220 PM PST Sun Dec 17 2017

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM PST TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH 4 PM PST TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

* Winds...South and likely to reach advisory strength late Monday
  night then 30 to 40 kt with gusts to 40 to as high as 50 kt
  Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon.

* Seas...South wind waves and northwest swell will combine and
  likely produce high seas of 14 to 18 ft on Tuesday. Elevated
  seas are then likely to persist through Wednesday night.

* Areas affected...The strongest winds and largest seas are likely
  to occur north of Cape Arago beyond 5 nautical miles from
  shore.


* View the hazard area in detail at
  https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/hazard

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

BTL/DW

http://www.weather.gov/medford



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