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Small Craft Advisory For Hazardous Seas


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
307 PM PDT FRI JUL 1 2016

...MODERATE TO STRONG WINDS THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING SOUTH OF
CAPE BLANCO...

GALES AND STEEP TO VERY STEEP SEAS WILL OCCUR AGAIN THIS
EVENING AND THEN AGAIN ON SATURDAY FOR SOME AREAS SOUTH OF CAPE
BLANCO. CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LESS HAZARDOUS NORTH OF
BANDON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY NEXT
WEEK THE AREA OF GALES IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT WESTWARD BEYOND 10
NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE COAST. MEANWHILE... BUILDING WEST SWELL IS
EXPECTED TO RESULT IN A LARGER SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY AREA.

PZZ350-370-021200-
/O.CON.KMFR.SW.Y.0076.000000T0000Z-160706T0600Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
307 PM PDT FRI JUL 1 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 11 PM PDT TUESDAY...

* SEAS...STEEP NORTH 6 TO 7 FEET AT TIMES.

* AREAS AFFECTED...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL CONDITIONS WILL
  ONLY AFFECT AREAS SOUTH OF COOS BAY THROUGH LATE SATURDAY
  EVENING. ALL AREAS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AFFECTED SATURDAY NIGHT
  THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS
AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

&&

$$


HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
227 PM PDT FRI JUL 1 2016

PZZ645-670-673-020400-
/O.EXT.KLOX.SW.Y.0019.000000T0000Z-160702T0400Z/
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO POINT SAL WESTWARD OUT TO 10 NM-
POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO POINT SAL FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM PT. SAL TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND CA AND WESTWARD 60 NM
INCLUDING SAN MIGUEL AND SANTA ROSA ISLANDS-
227 PM PDT FRI JUL 1 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$


FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/LOSANGELES

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