Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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WHUS76 KMFR 282124
MWWMFR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
224 PM PDT THU JUL 28 2016

...GALES TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO...

.HIGH PRESSURE OFFSHORE AND A STRONG AND PERSISTENT THERMAL
TROUGH ALONG THE COAST WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND. AS A
RESULT... MODERATE TO STRONG NORTH WINDS AND STEEP TO VERY STEEP
WIND DRIVEN SEAS WILL CONTINUE. WARNING LEVEL CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO BEYOND
ROUGHLY 5 NM OF THE COAST AND NORTH OF CAPE BLANCO BEYOND 10
NAUTICAL MILES OF THE COAST. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED ELSEWHERE. WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST AND SEAS WILL BE
STEEPEST DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS. STORM FORCE GUSTS
WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHERN OUTER WATERS THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING.

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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
224 PM PDT THU JUL 28 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT SUNDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH GALES 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 50 KT. THE
  STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING.

* SEAS...VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 10 TO 16 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS.

* AREAS AFFECTED...ALL AREAS WILL EXPERIENCE HAZARDOUS SEAS
  WARNING CONDITIONS. GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED FROM PORT
  ORFORD SOUTHWARD.

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 HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS VERY STEEP AND 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.

&&

$$

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WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
224 PM PDT THU JUL 28 2016

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
FRIDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
SUNDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT.

* SEAS...STEEP TO VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN 7 TO 12 FEET. THE
  HIGHEST...MOST HAZARDOUS SEAS ARE EXPECTED THIS EVENING AND
  FRIDAY EVENING.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS NEAR THE
  LATITUDE OF CAPE BLANCO THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS VERY STEEP AND 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 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 CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
224 PM PDT THU JUL 28 2016

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
SUNDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
SUNDAY...

* WINDS...BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE: NORTH 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO
  35 KT.

* SEAS...BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE: VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 8
  TO 12 FEET. INSIDE 5 NM: STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 7 TO 9 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS AND BEYOND 5 NM
  FROM SHORE. WINDS WILL BE LIGHTER AND SEAS LESS HAZARDOUS
  WITHIN A MILE OR TWO OF BROOKINGS...ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT.
  HOWEVER... CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT SHOULD STILL BE
  EXPECTED THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. WINDS MAY STRENGTHEN SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING BRINGING GALE FORCE WINDS AND VERY STEEP
  SEAS CLOSER TO THE COAST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS VERY STEEP AND 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 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-
224 PM PDT THU JUL 28 2016

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

* WINDS...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT.

* SEAS...NORTH...STEEP...AND WIND DRIVEN 7 TO 9 FEET.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS WILL OCCUR IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS NEAR THE
  LATITUDE OF CAPE BLANCO THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* 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.

&&

$$

MAS

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