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Small Craft Advisory For Winds


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1009 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
1009 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
10 AM PST THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM
PST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS CANCELLED THE
HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS
SEAS IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THURSDAY. A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST SUNDAY.


* SEAS: WEST SWELL 14 TO 16 FEET AT 13 SECONDS THIS EVENING WILL
  SUBSIDE TO 13 TO 14 FEET OVERNIGHT. ADDITIONALLY...WIND SEAS 6
  TO 10 FEET WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE TO 3 TO 8 FEET OVERNIGHT.
  THEREFORE...COMBINED SEAS WILL BE 14 TO 18 FEET AND
  INCREASINGLY SWELL DOMINATED. WEST SWELL OF 10 TO 12 FEET AT 13
  SECONDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS 25 TO 30 KT TONIGHT.

* AREAS AFFECTED: ALL AREAS WILL BE AFFECTED BY STEEP TO VERY
  STEEP SEAS...HOWEVER THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR NORTH OF
  GOLD BEACH AND BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/Z67H


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1009 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

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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-
1009 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
10 AM PST THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM
PST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS CANCELLED THE
HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS
SEAS IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THURSDAY. A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PST SUNDAY.


* SEAS: WEST SWELL 14 TO 16 FEET AT 13 SECONDS THIS EVENING WILL
  SUBSIDE TO 13 TO 14 FEET OVERNIGHT. ADDITIONALLY...WIND SEAS 6
  TO 10 FEET WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE TO 3 TO 8 FEET OVERNIGHT.
  THEREFORE...COMBINED SEAS WILL BE 14 TO 18 FEET AND
  INCREASINGLY SWELL DOMINATED. WEST SWELL OF 10 TO 12 FEET AT 13
  SECONDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS 25 TO 30 KT.

* AREAS AFFECTED: ALL AREAS.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/Z67H.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1009 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

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/O.EXT.KMFR.SW.Y.0151.000000T0000Z-141225T1800Z/
/O.CON.KMFR.SI.Y.0149.000000T0000Z-141221T1200Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
1009 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
10 AM PST THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM
PST SUNDAY...

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IS NOW IN EFFECT
UNTIL 10 AM PST THURSDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS
IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST SUNDAY.


* SEAS: WEST SWELL 14 TO 16 FEET AT 13 SECONDS THIS EVENING WILL
  SUBSIDE TO 13 TO 14 FEET OVERNIGHT. ADDITIONALLY...WIND SEAS 6
  TO 10 FEET WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE TO 3 TO 8 FEET OVERNIGHT.
  THEREFORE...COMBINED SEAS WILL BE 14 TO 18 FEET AND
  INCREASINGLY SWELL DOMINATED. WEST SWELL OF 10 TO 12 FEET AT 13
  SECONDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS 25 TO 30 KT TONIGHT.

* AREAS AFFECTED: ALL AREAS.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/Z67H.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
856 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

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/O.NEW.KPQR.SW.Y.0091.141221T0456Z-141223T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
856 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PST
SUNDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM
PST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY FOR WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PST SUNDAY. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED.
THIS SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IS IN EFFECT UNTIL
4 PM PST MONDAY. THE GALE WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT THROUGH
  EARLY TONIGHT. WINDS WILL SUBSIDE BELOW GALE CRITERIA BY
  MIDNIGHT...BUT REMAIN 25 TO 30 KT THROUGH AT LEAST SUNDAY
  MORNING.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
  UNTIL SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* SEAS: SEAS WILL CONTINUE AROUND 17 FEET TONIGHT THEN SLOWLY
  SUBSIDE TO AROUND 14 FEET SUNDAY AFTERNOON. HOWEVER SEAS REMAIN
  ABOVE 10 FT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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