Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
844 PM PDT THU MAY 5 2016


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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
844 PM PDT THU MAY 5 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT FRIDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT FRIDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT THROUGH
  FRIDAY EVENING. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR DURING THE
  AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS. WINDS WILL BE NEARLY AS STRONG
  SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* SEAS...CONSISTING PRIMARILY OF SHORT PERIOD WIND DRIVEN
  WAVES....WILL BE VERY STEEP AT 9 TO 13 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY
  EVENING THEN 8 TO 11 FEET DURING THIS WEEKEND. THE HEAVIEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS.

* AREAS AFFECTED...GALE FORCE WINDS WILL OCCUR MOSTLY SOUTH OF
  PORT ORFORD. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT THE
  REST OF THE ZONE.

* 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 ALONG WITH VERY
STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS 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 MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE A
POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

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 CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
844 PM PDT THU MAY 5 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT FRIDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
   FRIDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT THROUGH FRIDAY
  EVENING. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE
  FROM GOLD BEACH SOUTH...AND WILL PEAK IN THE AFTERNOONS AND
  EVENINGS.

* SEAS...CONSISTING PRIMARILY OF SHORT PERIOD WIND DRIVEN
  WAVES....WILL BE STEEP TO VERY STEEP AT 7 TO 12 FEET THROUGH
  FRIDAY EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SEAS WILL OCCUR BEYOND 5 NM
  OFFSHORE FROM GOLD BEACH SOUTH...AND WILL PEAK IN THE
  AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS.

* AREAS AFFECTED...GALE FORCE WINDS WILL OCCUR MOSTLY BEYOND 5 NM
  OF THE COAST FROM GOLD BEACH SOUTH...WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
  WINDS AND SEAS OVER MOST OF THE REST OF THE ZONE.

* 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 ALONG WITH VERY
STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS 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 MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE A
POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

&&

$$

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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
844 PM PDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
FRIDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 KT THIS WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT THROUGH
  FRIDAY EVENING. WINDS WILL PEAK IN THE AFTERNOONS AND
  EVENINGS.

* SEAS...CONSISTING PRIMARILY OF SHORT PERIOD WIND DRIVEN
  WAVES....WILL BE STEEP AT 6 TO 9 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.
  THE HEAVIEST SEAS WILL OCCUR DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND
  EVENINGS.

* AREAS AFFECTED...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WINDS WILL OCCUR BEYOND
  5 NM OFFSHORE AND NEAR CAPE BLANCO WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
  SEAS NEAR SHORE.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE A
POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

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 FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
844 PM PDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
FRIDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT THROUGH
  FRIDAY EVENING. WINDS WILL PEAK IN THE AFTERNOONS AND
  EVENINGS.

* SEAS...CONSISTING PRIMARILY OF SHORT PERIOD WIND DRIVEN
  WAVES....WILL BE STEEP AT 7 TO 10 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.
  THE HEAVIEST SEAS WILL OCCUR DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND
  EVENINGS.

* AREAS AFFECTED...ALL AREAS WILL BE IMPACTED BY SMALL CRAFT
  ADVISORY CONDITIONS.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE A
POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

&&

$$


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