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Gale Warning

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
920 AM PDT WED AUG 16 2017

PZZ131-132-170030-
/O.UPG.KSEW.SC.Y.0207.000000T0000Z-170817T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KSEW.GL.W.0067.170816T2200Z-170817T0900Z/
CENTRAL U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
EAST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
920 AM PDT WED AUG 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN U.S. STRAIT
OF JUAN DE FUCA FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 2 AM PDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 2 AM PDT
THURSDAY. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WAVES...1 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET LATE TODAY.

* WIND...WESTERLY 10 TO 25 KNOTS...RISING TO 25 TO 35 KNOTS LATE
  TODAY.

* TIMING...WIND SPEEDS ARE ANTICIPATED TO REACH GALE FORCE OVER
  THE CENTRAL STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA BETWEEN 4 PM AND 6 PM TODAY
  AND THE EAST ENTRANCE BETWEEN 5 PM AND 8 PM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURING. 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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