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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
129 PM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

PZZ255-275-200530-
/O.EXT.KPQR.SI.Y.0019.000000T0000Z-170220T0800Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.SW.Y.0014.000000T0000Z-170220T1500Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.GL.A.0007.170220T1500Z-170221T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
129 PM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT
PST TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 7 AM PST MONDAY...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* WINDS TODAY...OUT OF THE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 20 TO 25 KT WITH
  GUSTS TO 30 KT.

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

* SEAS...10 TO 12 FT THEN PEAKING AROUND 13 TO 14 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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