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Small Craft Advisory For Hazardous Seas


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
343 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...RAPIDLY DETERIORATING CONDITIONS TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY
SATURDAY...

.SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE RAPIDLY AND SEAS WILL BUILD SHARPLY
BEGINNING LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING AS LOW
PRESSURE RAPIDLY DEEPENS INSIDE OF 130 WEST LONGITUDE AND MOVES
NORTHEASTWARD TOWARD THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST. WINDS WILL REACH
GALE FORCE AFTER MIDNIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...LIKELY REACHING
STORM FORCE DOWNWIND OF CAPE BLANCO. SOUTH SEAS WILL REACH WARNING
CONDITIONS FOR MOST OF THE AREA...WITH SEAS PEAKING IN THE 14 TO
18 FOOT RANGE FROM GOLD BEACH NORTHWARD.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
343 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT FROM
11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM PDT SATURDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 2 PM PDT SATURDAY...
...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO NOON PDT SATURDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 11 PM PDT
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO NOON PDT SATURDAY. A
GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED AND IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 2
PM PDT SATURDAY. IN ADDITION...A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING HAS BEEN
ISSUED AND IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 11 PM PDT SATURDAY. THE
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11
PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM PDT SATURDAY.

* WINDS: SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS
  25 TO 35 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. WINDS WILL THEN BECOME
  SOUTHERLY...INCREASING TO 30 TO GALES 45 KNOTS WITH GALE AND
  STORM FORCE GUSTS 40 TO 60 KT. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED
  BETWEEN 5 AM AND 11 AM PDT.

* SEAS: SOUTH SEAS WILL BUILD RAPIDLY TO A STEEP 6 TO 9 FEET LATE
  TONIGHT...AND THEN WILL BUILD FURTHER DURING SATURDAY MORNING TO
  A VERY STEEP 14 TO 18 FEET. SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK BETWEEN 8
  AM AND 2 PM PDT.

* AREAS AFFECTED: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL CONDITIONS WILL
  IMPACT ALL EXCEPT THE FAR NORTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE AREA
  THROUGH 5 AM PDT SATURDAY. WARNING LEVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
  ACROSS ALL AREAS FROM 5 AM PDT SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON. STORM WARNING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED NORTH O CAPE
  BLANCO FROM ABOUT 5 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE COAST WESTWARD TO
  ABOUT 40 NAUTICAL MILES WEST OF THE COAST.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A STORM WARNING MEANS THAT CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO ALL
VESSELS. ALL SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT.

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 HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS HAZARDOUS SEA CONDITIONS ARE
IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD REMAIN IN
PORT...OR TAKE SHELTER UNTIL WAVES SUBSIDE.  COMMERCIAL VESSELS
SHOULD PREPARE FOR ROUGH SEAS AND CONSIDER REMAINING IN PORT OR
TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL HAZARDOUS SEAS SUBSIDE.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALL CRAFT.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
343 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...RAPIDLY DETERIORATING CONDITIONS TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY
SATURDAY...

.SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE RAPIDLY AND SEAS WILL BUILD SHARPLY
BEGINNING LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING AS LOW
PRESSURE RAPIDLY DEEPENS INSIDE OF 130 WEST LONGITUDE AND MOVES
NORTHEASTWARD TOWARD THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST. WINDS WILL REACH
GALE FORCE AFTER MIDNIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...LIKELY REACHING
STORM FORCE DOWNWIND OF CAPE BLANCO. SOUTH SEAS WILL REACH WARNING
CONDITIONS FOR MOST OF THE AREA...WITH SEAS PEAKING IN THE 14 TO
18 FOOT RANGE FROM GOLD BEACH NORTHWARD.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
343 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT FROM
11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM PDT SATURDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 2 PM PDT SATURDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO
5 PM PDT SATURDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 5 PM PDT
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 2 PM PDT SATURDAY. A
HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED AND IS IN EFFECT FROM
5 AM TO 5 PM PDT SATURDAY. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS
SEAS IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM PDT
SATURDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
2 AM TO 5 PM PDT SATURDAY.

* WINDS: SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS
  25 TO 35 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. WINDS WILL THEN BECOME
  SOUTHERLY...INCREASING TO 25 TO GALES 40 KNOTS WITH GALE GUSTS
  35 TO 55 KT. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED BETWEEN 5 AM AND
  11 AM PDT AND NORTH OF GOLD BEACH.

* SEAS: SOUTH SEAS WILL BUILD RAPIDLY TO A STEEP 6 TO 10 FEET LATE
  TONIGHT...AND THEN WILL BUILD FURTHER DURING SATURDAY MORNING TO
  A VERY STEEP 11 TO 16 FEET. SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK BETWEEN 5
  AM AND 11 AM PDT.

* AREAS AFFECTED: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL CONDITIONS WILL
  IMPACT ALL AREAS THROUGH 5 AM PDT SATURDAY AND WARNING LEVEL
  SEAS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS ALL AREAS FROM 5 AM PDT SATURDAY
  THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. GALE WARNING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
  FOR MOST AREAS NORTH OF BROOKINGS.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD


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 HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS HAZARDOUS SEA CONDITIONS ARE
IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD REMAIN IN
PORT...OR TAKE SHELTER UNTIL WAVES SUBSIDE.  COMMERCIAL VESSELS
SHOULD PREPARE FOR ROUGH SEAS AND CONSIDER REMAINING IN PORT OR
TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL HAZARDOUS SEAS SUBSIDE.

SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 23 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 WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALL CRAFT.

&&

$$

BTL

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