Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
824 AM PST FRI DEC 19 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-
824 AM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM
PST SATURDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 1 AM PST SATURDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 PM PST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 PM PST SATURDAY. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM PST
SATURDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM PST SATURDAY.



* SEAS: COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 12 FT EARLY THIS MORNING...WILL
  INCREASE RAPIDLY THIS AFTERNOON TO NEAR 20 TO 22 FT WITH A
  DOMINANT PERIOD NEAR 18 SECONDS BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING. WHILE SEAS MAY TEMPORARILY RELAX LATE TONIGHT...SOUTH
  WINDS WILL PUSH SEAS BACK UP TOWARDS 20 FT SATURDAY.

* WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KT TODAY...RISING TO 30 T0 35
  KT WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WINDS WILL LIKELY
  RELAX CONSIDERABLY AROUND MIDDAY SATURDAY. HOWEVER...GUSTS TO 35
  KT MAY LINGER INTO SATURDAY EVENING...BUT UNCERTAINTY IN WHETHER
  OR NOT THESE LINGERING GUSTS WILL OCCUR IS LOW.



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 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-
824 AM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM
PST SUNDAY...

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



* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS: COMBINED SEAS 10 FT THIS MORNING...BUILDING TO 16
  FT BY EARLY AFTERNOON...AND TO NEAR 20 FT BY LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON. SEAS WILL HOVER IN THE 18 TO 22 FT RANGE THROUGH MUCH
  OF SATURDAY.

* FIRST EBB: STRONG EBB AROUND 245 PM TODAY. SEAS NEAR 20 FT WITH
  BREAKERS.

* SECOND EBB: AROUND 315 AM EARLY SAT MORNING. SEAS NEAR 24 FT
  WITH BREAKERS.



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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