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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
238 AM PDT TUE APR 28 2015

PZZ475-281745-
/O.EXT.KEKA.SC.Y.0140.150428T2200Z-150429T0400Z/
/O.NEW.KEKA.GL.A.0011.150429T0400Z-150501T1600Z/
CAPE MENDOCINO TO PT ARENA 10 TO 60 NM-
238 AM PDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A GALE WATCH...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...NW INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT THIS AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 35
  KT LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. WINDS BECOMING N 30 TO
  35 KT ON WEDNESDAY THEN REMAINING ELEVATED INTO THE WEEKEND.

* SEAS...NW 8 TO 10 FT AT 10 SECONDS THEN BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FT
  ON WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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.

&&

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