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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
606 AM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-
606 AM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY...

* WINDS...SOUTHERLY WIND 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT THROUGH
  THIS MORNING. WIND BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
  AFTERNOON.

* SEAS...RISING TO 10 TO 12 FT TODAY THEN PEAKING AROUND 12 TO
  14 FT TONIGHT.

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.

&&

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
606 AM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS
EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM
PST MONDAY...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY FOR WINDS, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS
EVENING. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS HAS ALSO BEEN
ISSUED. THIS SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 7 AM PST MONDAY.

* WINDS TODAY...SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH FEW GUSTS TO
  35 KT IN THE MORNING. WIND THEN DECREASE TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
  AFTERNOON.

* WINDS MONDAY...GALE FORCE SOUTHERLY WINDS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT
  POSSIBLE ON MONDAY.

* SEAS...10 TO 12 FT THEN PEAKING AROUND 13 TO 15 FT TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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-
606 AM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
1 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS
EVENING TO 2 AM PST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS
EVENING TO 2 AM PST MONDAY.

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS...AROUND 6 FT...INCREASING TO AROUND 10 FT BY
  THIS EVENING.

* FIRST EBB...AROUND 11 AM THIS MORNING. SEAS NEAR 11 FT.

* SECOND EBB...AROUND 1130 PM THIS MORNING. SEAS NEAR 14 FT.

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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