Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Eureka, CA

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
426 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

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PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM-
CAPE MENDOCINO TO PT ARENA OUT 10 NM-
PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO 10 TO 60 NM-
CAPE MENDOCINO TO PT ARENA 10 TO 60 NM-
426 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST
SATURDAY...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

* WINDS...S 15 TO 30 KT WITH HIGHER GUSTS...DIMINISHING EARLY
  THIS MORNING. STRONGEST WINDS NEAR CAPE MENDOCINO AND POINT
  SAINT GEORGE. W WIND 15 TO 25 KT FROM THIS MORNING THROUGH
  SATURDAY. WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHERLY 20 TO 30 KT WITH HIGHER
  GUSTS ON SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WAVES...W 15 TO 18 FEET AT AROUND 15 SECONDS TODAY. LARGE W
  SWELL BUILDING TO 25 TO 30 FEET AT AROUND 17 TO 18 SECONDS BY
  FRIDAY NIGHT...AND PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY. SEAS WILL REMAIN
  ELEVATED AFTER THAT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS 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 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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