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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
842 AM PDT MON MAR 30 2015

PZZ565-302345-
/O.CON.KMTR.SC.Y.0019.150330T1600Z-150331T0400Z/
/O.CON.KMTR.GL.W.0003.150331T0400Z-150401T0400Z/
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
842 AM PDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 PM
PDT TUESDAY...

* WINDS: NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT AFTER 9
  PM THIS EVENING.

* SEAS: COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 11 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 12
  SECONDS.

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 MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS
ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS... ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

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