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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
303 AM PDT TUE MAR 31 2015

PZZ645-312215-
/O.EXT.KLOX.GL.W.0004.150331T1900Z-150401T0700Z/
/O.NEW.KLOX.GL.A.0004.150401T1900Z-150402T0700Z/
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO POINT SAL WESTWARD OUT TO 10 NM-
303 AM PDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT PDT
TONIGHT...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
GALE WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT ARE
  EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SIMILAR WINDS ARE EXPECTED
  ON WEDNESDAY.

* SEAS...COMBINED SEAS OF 11 TO 14 FEET WITH PERIODS AROUND 9
  SECONDS ARE EXPECTED WHEN WAVES ARE LARGEST.

SEE THE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWFLOX) FOR MORE DETAILS.

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.

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN HAZARDOUS GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS ARE PROBABLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE...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.

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