Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
217 PM PST FRI FEB 5 2016

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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-
217 PM PST FRI FEB 5 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING...



* WIND: SOUTH WIND 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT THROUGH EARLY
  THIS EVENING. ISOLATED WIND GUSTS TO 50 KT APPEAR POSSIBLE
  WITHIN 20 NM OF THE COAST. WINDS WILL TURN SOUTHWESTERLY EARLY
  THIS EVENING AND WEAKEN TO 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS IN THE 30 TO
  35 KT RANGE...BEFORE WEAKENING FURTHER OVERNIGHT.

* SEAS: COMBINED SEAS 19 TO 21 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 13
  SECONDS EARLY THIS EVENING...DECREASING TO 13 TO 15 FT BY LATE
  TONIGHT BEFORE DROPPING FURTHER SATURDAY AND LIKELY BELOW 10 FT
  BY SATURDAY NIGHT.




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-
217 PM PST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
3 PM PST SATURDAY...



* GENERAL SEAS...COMBINED SEAS AROUND 20 FT LATE THIS AFTERNOON
  AND EARLY THIS EVENING SUBSIDING TO NEAR 14 FT BY LATE TONIGHT
  AND LIKELY BELOW 10 FT BY SATURDAY NIGHT.

* FIRST EBB...SEAS WILL TEMPORARILY BUILD TO 17 FT WITH BREAKERS
  DURING THE EBB AROUND 3 AM SATURDAY.

* SECOND EBB...SEAS WILL TEMPORARILY BUILD TO 12 FT WITH BREAKERS
  LIKELY DURING THE STRONG EBB AROUND 315 PM SATURDAY.




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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